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Fun exercise: If Ripple were to get acquired by a tech giant, who would you want it to be and why?


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I think many of you of course would hate for Ripple to be acquired, because they are doing so much right and there is a large risk of messing things up... If it aint broke, dont fix it, right?

But let's just play around with this for a minute...

As far as branding is concerned, I feel they align well with Apple, but otherwise I think they have completely different outlooks on open systems. I'm not a big Apple fan.

Google is a neat thought and there is a lot of innovative projects being funded, personally for me this would be my choice.

I was leaning towards Microsoft, but they don't seem to be as successful as Google in their long term success of their acquisitions. At the same time, I believe Microsoft probably has many more relationshsips in place with large financial institutions than Google or Apple. Microsofts enterprise software has taken that industry by storm over the decades.

And then there is Intel...

Anyway, if that were to happen, I would want whoever is in charge to be heavily invested in XRP so mine and their goals would be the same.

I am pretty certain if Ripple were acquired that it would be smart to not mess with the current management structure. Keep Garlinghouse and Larsen etc doing what they do best.

Like when Disney bought Marvel.

edit: bonus points for picking the most unexpected / unlikely choice, but it is just crazy enough it just might work.

In that case I would pick... Nintendo?

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The thought of a major name trying to swallow Ripple is not that far off.

Still prefer they'll succeed by themselves, on their own efforts.

Ripple, under new bosses, would lack the same drive they have now, and you never know about politics interfering.

Great projects went forgotten after being bought up (which BTW is a common way to get rid of competition).

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I'd pick Google aka Alphabet. Google's all about connecting with everything, every where, with everyone. Apple is a closed ecosystem with proprietary hardware and poor inter-operability with their software. Is Apple innovative? Sure, as long as you join the cult. Not so with Google.

Or just let Ripple get as big as both Google and Apple. Maybe then Ripple could buy either one.

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1 minute ago, ReynoldsWrap589 said:

Following BG123's clues. The king doesn't speak and is not associated with Ripple. I'm nearly certain the acquisition  is tied in closely with the Home of the Whopper. It's obvious people!

That would be one helluva twist! Makes me think of that Carl's Jr terminal in Idiocracy.

Haha this is our future.

Time traveler: so what do you guys use for money. Dont you have money?

Idiot citizen: what you mean like burger king bucks?

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Pornhub.

 

They will find much benefit in a X-border currency that moves at speed to bring together the content creators and customers.

Further evidence in the BG123 pic...  The King with erectile dysfunction, the bear representing the furries, the plumber with his big weapon knocking at the door and phallic staffs abound.  There's only one hand showing because the other is...  er... busy!  The phoenix represents the eternal dying and rising of hot desire and the dragon I think is doing some sort of auto-fellatio.

 

Another clue is also in the name of the currency XRP:

X-change

Riches

(for)

P**n

 

It's obvious when you think about it.  :sun_bespectacled:

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2 hours ago, n2it said:

I'd pick Google aka Alphabet. Google's all about connecting with everything, every where, with everyone. Apple is a closed ecosystem with proprietary hardware and poor inter-operability with their software. Is Apple innovative? Sure, as long as you join the cult. Not so with Google.

Or just let Ripple get as big as both Google and Apple. Maybe then Ripple could buy either one.

 

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