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 …

Kuwait Bank Adopts Ripple for Instant Cross-Border Payments

Get exclusive analysis and cryptocurrency insights on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. The Kuwait Finance House (KFH) has become the Arab nation’s first bank to join RippleNet, an enterprise blockchain network from industry giant Ripple, for international remittance payments. In an announcement, the Kuwaiti bank confirmed its move to join RippleNet, a SWIFT-replacement global …