Ripple Price Rebounds After CEO Pledges 7 Billion XRP Donation

Ripple Price Rebounds After CEO Pledges 7 Billion XRP Donation

The price of XRP is on the rise again following the resignation of a key Ripple Labs board member and subsequent charitable commitment by its CEO Chris Larsen. Late last week, Kraken CEO Jesse Powell resigned from the board of the San Francisco-based payment network provider. However, the decision also returned attention to a long-contentious issue surrounding the company, the allocation of large portions of Ripple's native currency - XRP - to founders. As a result of the decision, Ripple Labs CEO Chris Larsen has committed to donate large portion of the digital currency he owns to a....


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