Ripple Labs Joins Fed's Faster Payment Task Force

Ripple Labs Joins Fed's Faster Payment Task Force

Creators of the Ripple payment protocol, Ripple Labs, have been elected to the Federal Reserve's Faster Payment Task Force Steering Committee. The Fed created the Faster Payment Task Force earlier this year to tackle the challenge of upgrading the United States' outdated payment infrastructure, which lags behind Europe, and, in some cases, emerging markets such as China. The committee will help execute and discuss a payment strategy laid out by the Fed earlier this year. The central bank's main goal is upgrading the country's domestic payment system used for e-check settlement, called the....


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