Ripple recently made an interesting announcement, which puts the 42nd president of the United States, Bill Clinton, on the podium as keynote speaker of the rendezvous Swell 2018 which will be held in October this year.
Swell is a Ripple event that brings together world leaders in politics, technology and finance.
The choice of Clinton is due to the fact that during his presidency, he has greatly contributed to the growth of the internet today. Clinton bridged the gap between the digital world and the physical world, while traditional regulations hindered technological development. The conference will benefit from its excellent reputation in front of the crowd of investors, decision makers and technical experts, who will be present.
A political elaboration
The internet boom of the ’90s resembles the arrival of Blockchain technology on certain points , according to the Ripple team. The recently introduced large distributed registry technology enables the rapid exchange of values and information, creating increased financial inclusion and new economic opportunities.
Nevertheless, the Blockchain raises some regulatory and political difficulties that need to be addressed. Consumers need to be well protected against the risks associated with emerging technologies without hindering innovation.
The Swell 2018 Conference
Clinton will participate in a Q & A session with Swell 2018 participants. Moderator Gene Sperling, who has been the director of Clinton’s National Economic Council and Obama during their mandates, will moderate the conference .
The event program includes discussions on cryptocurrency regulation in major economic regions – in the Middle East, Europe and Asia in particular.
Other topics such as the introduction of alternative payments in the modern era, remittances, the corporate market and financial service using Blockchain technology will be raised during the conference.
Swell 2018 will take place in San Francisco, California from Monday, October 1 to Tuesday, October 2.
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