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SWIFT decided NOT to attend the conference on 24th January where the SWIFT and Ripple CEOs would debate!

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1 hour ago, Panosmek said:

LOL, he is a Ripple fan since the beginning. You think he is alone in SWIFT and he is making the critical decisions? Stupid to think so... As you said.. there are others, the powerful members that make the decisions.


Even as a CEO one has to follow the rules of the company. It might be that he personally wanted more cooperation with Ripple, but could not come to a decision with his full staff and the board (SWIFT is controlled by a LOT of banks). Now that the ship slowly begins to sink I wouldn't be surprised if a smart guy jumps off after remembering a 2013 gut feeling....

Never try to teach a Dutchmen how to trade over the globe.... They know all about it... and that includes the hassle and costs with xborder payments


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Another interesting "looking backwards into GL's views on blockchain"


This quote particular remarkable ...


but I think there’s also room for the banks to look at the whole correspondent banking value chain, and see if there are ways to do that more efficiently.  



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The discussion ended with a vote on what's next for cryptocurrencies. Asked whether "the whole thing is totally overhyped and quite dangerous," only one member of the audience raised a hand.

That person? Gottfried Leibbrandt, CEO of the global international payments system Swift.


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