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Additionally, the email claimed the global market cap of “its [Ripple’s] coin” was worth $48 billion. According to CoinMarketCap, on the day the email was sent XRP’s global market cap was closer to $13.3 billion. The prospective engineer recruit told CoinDesk he found this discrepancy alarming.

A "prospective engineer" that does not how to operate a calculator.

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Why would this surprise anyone? you want people to work hard, best way is to make sure they have skin in the game ie adoption.  That is part why ive liked XRP, Ripple owns a lot, hence have self interest to make the asset worth something.  Only in the land of rainbows and unicorns being chased by sugar fairies (and socialist democrats) would I expect people to work without the expectation of profit or compensation. 

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The point of the article isn't the content. I really don't see anything factually incorrect or nefarious, companies spend lost of money finding great talent. But the use of words like "anonymous" and "former" to suggest there's some kind of problem or concern that this information be made public. I just don't see a problem. Ripple is and has always been outside the run of the mill cryptocurrency community. Might be why they're more successful in the FinTech industry.

Similarly, the article about Cory Johnson is written to sound as if there's something "going on" at Ripple. 

Nothing has changed in my opinion. Ripple has the tech, the connections and the correct vision. 

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I've made a career out of recruiting technology.  It's been a while but I cold called a handful of engineers at Ripple when I was considering making an XRP investment and not a single one of them were receptive to anything new.  Thats generally a good sign.  This article is based on a sample size of..... 2 flipping people.  C'mon.  And at least one of those people is likely a BTC maximalist based on comments.  The other one was likely let go and perhaps a bit disgruntled.  They might have also included some statistics about turnover within the company, o wait that data probably doesn't support their agenda.  

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I don't have an eidetic memory or anything, but I could swear I saw stories, not all that long ago, saying that $1mm+ was being offered to Ripple employees to defect.

Must be my darned imagination, again.  :rolleyes:

Oh... wait... I remember where I saw one...

https://www.wsj.com/articles/blockchain-talent-wars-escalate-hindering-product-development-1527006462

And here's one with a sample size of 445 (not 2, like the CoinDesk article which really dug deep for research):

https://cointelegraph.com/news/blockchain-and-crypto-in-the-labor-market-overview-of-salaries-taxes-and-the-most-in-demand-jobs

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XRP cannot do anything wrong. All their efforts are to make XRP holders happy and their entire intentions are to make sure we all retire rich. I don't believe they offered XRP to developers coins, or that they gave coins to market makers to create artificial liquidity, nor did they say to the SEC that ripple and XRP are totally separate. ALL FUD.   Let's Make XRP Great Again.  I suggest building a wall to keep the FUDSTERS out. 

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1 hour ago, Spekul8 said:

All their efforts are to make XRP holders happy and their entire intentions are to make sure we all retire rich.

You might want to re-examine your thought process just a little bit.

Their intention is not to make sure we are all rich. Ripples intention has been clearly stated many times "to create the internet of value and make cross boarder payments friction less and cheap" 

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36 minutes ago, deepinripple said:

You might want to re-examine your thought process just a little bit.

Their intention is not to make sure we are all rich. Ripples intention has been clearly stated many times "to create the internet of value and make cross boarder payments friction less and cheap" 

Please chill, it's just Monday sarcasm. The first comment on the OP was "FUD". Are you not sick and tired of this term on every negative review of XRP?

Every article by these amateurs, coindesk, ethtoday, CCN" and all the other "writers" ends up in my head with "so they wrote". Many guys here get bent out of shape with this "FUD" comments.  It's because they think that news articles actually affects the market and their holdings.  Its laughable at times. 

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Yet when I applied at Ripple a while back, they didn't even follow up my initial email. I haven't been contacted by anyone from Ripple since then proactively either.

Looks like I'm not "top talent" enough for them. :cray:

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