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TL;DR Can we get an employee of Ripple nominated for a TED talk? I did a quick Google search (and forum search), but I can't find anything about someone from Ripple having done a TED talk. There is a nomination form, so I was thinking about nominating a Ripple employee to do one. Thoughts? Any Ripple employees willing to volunteer? Any reason why this hasn't happened, or shouldn't happen? The profound effects that Ripple (and all that they bring with them) will have on the world is something that needs more attention than I feel they've been getting. They've done some panels at banking conferences, but, with very few exceptions, you wouldn't be able to walk into your bank today and find 1 person that knew who Ripple is or what they can do. I'm going to call out @JoelKatz, because I just watched his CPPCon talk from last year. I know ****-all about C++, but I watched the entire video. I was honestly amazed at how knowledgeable he is about everything he discussed. I can say, with a high level of confidence, that I am not knowledgeable on any single topic as much as he was on that. The focus was on the programming language itself, but he did talk about Ripple as well. If anyone else in the company could expand on the ins and outs of other aspects of Ripple, I'm confident that word would spread quicker through the intellectual community. There are plenty of folks in IT and many other professions, that have come here from other countries. They work their asses off, and make good money. They probably want to be able to send some of that money to their families at home, and would love to hear that Ripple could make that process cheaper and (much) faster! I don't want to get too political, but I have a feeling the new administrations restrictions will make it more difficult for those same workers to bring their families over. That only increases the amount of monies they will no doubt be forwarding on to their families. To further the point of money transfers; with the AML/KYC settings in place by Ripple, there would be less instances like that Russian fellow who laundered $4Bil through Bitcoin. That will certainly strike a cord with a few folks in the audience! That, of course, is assuming that Ripple takes a big chunk of the total coin market cap. If BTC weren't worth so much, hackers and criminals would be less inclined to use them as ransom currencies. With #XRPthestandard fewer people would associate cryptos with ransomware and illegal activities. Apologies for the long post, I didn't intend for it to drag on so much.