As the crypto market has rebounded over the past few weeks, mainstream media coverage of the industry has increased. This trend continued on Monday when Julia Chatterley, an anchor at international media outlet CNN (specifically the outlet’s “First Move” show), confirmed in a tweet that Ripple’s chief executive, Brad Garlinghouse, would soon be on the outlet for an interview.
— Julia Chatterley (@jchatterleyCNN) February 10, 2020
XRP Community Excited. Quite Excited
The XRP community was immediately quite pleased with this news, boosting Chatterley’s tweet to over 1,000 likes as of the time of this article’s writing and hundreds of comments and retweets, for they think this mainstream coverage could help boost Ripple’s cause to an audience of many.
In her tweet announcing the interview, Chatterley asked if the audience had any topics that should be discussed during the sure-to-be crypto-themed interview. And they responded in force, again signifying how excited they are for this show.
Some netizens requested for Chatterley to talk to Ripple’s CEO about the potential digital dollar by the U.S. government and the Federal Reserve, specifically as to what effects it could have on Bitcoin, XRP, and the rest of the digital asset market.
Others asked for a discussion regarding XRP’s regulatory status, which has long been a key topic of conversation in the cryptocurrency community for it could make or even break the crypto’s future due to the ramifications of it potentially being classified as a security.
And some asked about the potential IPO of Ripple that Garlinghouse revealed in an interview with the WSJ last month at an event in Switzerland. Many expect this potential public offering to dramatically change how Ripple operates (some say for the good, others say for the bad) because of the demand and, thus, capital the company could see.
What Happened During the Previous Ripple CEO Interview on CNN?
The previous interview between CNN and Garlinghouse yielded some, say, interesting moments for the cryptocurrency community at large.
Last time he was on with Chatterley, they discussed the talk of a fork of the XRP Ledger, which was a popular topic at the time for some reason due to the efforts of some of those online.
And, Garlinghouse was also asked about Ripple’s sales of the cryptocurrency, which they hold a large amount of in an escrow account, specifically in regards to how the sales of XRP could affect the price of the asset in the underlying market.
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