Crypto Startup Ripple Poaches former Google Executive

Ripple Labs has secured the capture of Google’s erstwhile head of rich communications services (RCS), Amir Sarhangi. The startup confirmed to Reuters on Friday that Sarhangi will be joining the Ripple team as Vice President of Products. Prior to his move, Sarhangi led the rollout of a new wireless messaging system at Google after joining the tech …

Ripple Slapped with [Another] Suit Alleging XRP is a Security

Yet another securities fraud lawsuit has been filed against Ripple in California. In the latest suit, the lead plaintiff, David Oconer, is seeking to have the XRP cryptocurrency classified as a security. The case was filed in California’s Superior Court sitting in San Mateo County and has named Ripple Labs, its chief executive officer, Brad …