Ripple’s chief cryptographer and one of the original architects of the XRP Ledger, David Schwartz, is going on a tour of various countries in the EU. Schwartz will be traveling from late May to early June.
The purpose of this series of trips is to attend meetups, speak at conferences as a keynote speaker, and interact with industry experts as a part of panels. This is also to presumably bring in new customers for Ripple’s products, and increase adoption.
In his 1st week, David will be going to the Netherlands to attend The Next Web Conference in Amsterdam on May 24th. He is a keynote speaker at this conference. Ripple said:
“[speaking on]…his personal journey from discovering bitcoin and blockchain to becoming one of the original designers of the XRP Ledger and a key leader at Ripple.”
Schwartz will then participate indirectly in the Hard Fork startups contest, joining over 250 industry leaders later that day. This group of influencers and government officials from “around Europe” will “discuss critical issues surrounding the regulation of digital assets”.
During the 2nd week of his tour, Schwartz will be heading to Germany. On May 29th, he will be participating in a panel discussion at the Blockshow Europe conference. The panel in question will discuss how innovators can discover “new decentralized solutions” using blockchain.
In Germany, David will also be in Hamburg on June 1st for the Unchain conference. He is said to give a 20-minute presentation on the importance of enabling Ripple’s vision for the future, the Internet of Value.
In the 3rd week, he will return to the Netherlands for the Money20/20 Europe conference on June 4th. At the conference, in Amsterdam, he will participate in a panel to discuss how global regulators should categorize digital assets. Other significant names on the panel include Patrick Byrne from overstock.com, Amos Meiri from Colu, and Obi Nwosu from Coinfloor.
In his last week, David will go to Ireland. In Dublin, he will attend a meetup on June 11th, where he will chat digital assets with Robert Hackett from Fortune.
On June 12th, Schwartz will engage in a fireside chat at MoneyConf in Dublin, speaking about how the Internet of Value can enable the democratization of global finance.