XRP Gains Widespread Adoption & Google Tech Leader
There have been many blockchain startups in the past few months and they have been making moves to bring in the best talent from the biggest tech companies and banking industries. One of the best examples of this has recently been announced by Ripple.
Amir Sarhangi will be leaving one of the biggest companies in the world, Google, for his new position at Ripple. Sarhangi founded Jibe Mobile in which he led the development team for a messaging system which has been widely regarded as the successor to SMS texting.
When Sarhangi joined the search engine giant, he built on the work that he had done with Jibe Mobile and was the mind behind the companies wireless messaging system named RCS which was introduced in September. However, the spread of Sarhangiâs messaging system is being held back because it isnât available on Appleâs iPhone and is only available on the Samsung Galaxy.
As said by ZyCrypto, the former Google employee will not be teaming up with Ripple as the vice president of the products and focus on the development side of RippleNet. The startup's network of banks and other financial institutions which plan on using Ripple to make transactions on an international scale. The expertise of Sarhangi in worldwide communications will be a useful thing to have as he attempts to develop a worldwide payment system for the company.
âSarhangi joined Google through its acquisition in 2015 of Jibe Mobile, a startup he founded and led that developed technology for wireless carriers to adopt RCS. The standard is seen as a successor to SMS texting as it better handles sending multimedia and commercial messages, such as receipts and airline boarding passes, over cell networks.â
The fact that top talent in the finance and tech industries are continuing to immigrate to the blockchain world is a promising sign for the industry as a whole. With more talented people coming into the crypto world, the level of work being done is improving but it also legitimises the work being done in the eyes of outside influencers.
There was some good news for XRP revealed by Ripple last week. The coin will now be listed on Yobit and will be available for Brazilian Real on OmniTrade too.
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