Cory Johnson was a founding editor of Slam Magazine, Vibe Magazine, and The Street, and most recently a host on Bloomberg TV—now he’s a cryptocurrency executive. Johnson joined Ripple this month as its first chief market strategist.

became CEO of the bitcoin news site and live events business CoinDesk.” data-reactid=”16″>For those keeping track, that’s two prominent Bloomberg people to “go crypto” recently: last year Kevin Worth, former CFO of Bloomberg Digital Media, became CEO of the bitcoin news site and live events business CoinDesk.

the price of XRP skyrocketed by 32,377% in 2017. Last month, Western Union announced it would test Ripple’s product xRapid.”

data-reactid=”17″>Ripple is no fledgling crypto startup. The company sells blockchain products to banks that enable faster international payment settlements, and has signed on more than 100 banks as customers.

Ripple also uses a digital token, XRP, in one of its products (xRapid) and the price of XRP skyrocketed by 32,377% in 2017. Last month, Western Union announced it would test Ripple’s product xRapid. Read more from finance.yahoo.com…

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