Ripple is seeking to define its strategy with regard to CBDCs.
Ripple, the payment service that uses digital currency XRP, is looking for an expert who specialises in digital currencies from the central bank or CBDC.
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According to a recent Ripple job announcement, the company is looking for a senior manager for central bank contracts who will focus on supporting CBDC’s initiatives with Ripple’s XRP Ledger real-time gross settlement system.
With the new position, Ripple seeks to define Golden Profit its CBDC strategy with central banks, build relationships and projects, as well as educate global central bankers, the job posting states. The position requires over 10 years experience in technology sales or account management involving sales to large financial institutions or central banks.
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The announcement reaffirms Ripple’s intentions to implement its technology to develop CBDCs. In September 2020, Ripple released a publication related to CBDC, promoting its RippleNet payment network as a necessary tool to enable interoperability between the central bank’s global digital currency initiatives. In August, Emi Yoshikawa, Ripple’s senior director of global operations, stated that XRP will not compete with CBDCs, but will be quite complementary.
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It is not clear whether Ripple is involved in any of the ongoing CBDC trials or not so far. However, the company is still in contact with some global central banks. In May 2020, Ripple reportedly had a closed-door meeting with Brazil’s central bank to discuss „institutional issues“.