Former U.S. President Bill Clinton is reported to address the annual Swell by Ripple conference which invites world leaders from the policy, payments, and technology sectors to gather and discuss the benefits of blockchain for the society as a whole.
Ripple noted in an announcement that President Clinton “helped the user in a period of extreme growth and adoption of the Internet” and created programs that ushered in new technologies to communities across the world to help bridge the “digital divide.”
The year’s Swell conference is to be held on October 1st and will be held in Ripple’s native San Francisco, CA.
Those in present will get the chance to hear from financial services firms who are using blockchain technology, learn about new market opportunities in “remittances, e-commerce, and corporate marketplaces,” and understand various frameworks for controlling cryptocurrencies.
Sessions include “Flashtalk: How to Launch A Payments App For Millions”, where Ripple customers “share what it took to launch the first mobile application,” “Central Banks Show and Tell,” where bankers “share their experiences with blockchain,” and the “800 Pound Gorilla,” where “experts answer the big questions around adoption of digital assets.”
The firm expresses in a new release how emerging digital asset and blockchain technology come with their own potential causes for concern, and note how “thoughtfully policy” must be established to protect consumers while supporting innovation.
President Clinton’s address will also include a Q&A session with Gene Sperling, a member of Ripple’s board of directors.
Ripple has been in the spotlight for its capability to adapt, innovate and shape public opinion in various ways.