Ripple News: New partner and new executive recruited from Google

The list of well-known partners of the Ripple network now comprises more than 120 members and is growing steadily. This week a Tech-Startup from the Czech Republic joined in to enable its customers to make fast and cheap cross-border transactions.

Amore Finance, a start-up company based in Prague, offers complete banking solutions for companies of all sizes. Amore Finance has joined RippleNet so that it can continue to grow and offer its infrastructure for cross-border payments at low cost. In cooperation with Cleverland, which will be in charge of the implementation of Ripple’s Blockchain technology, the practical implementation will be carried out quickly.

Amore Finance is the first Czech company to join RippleNet in order to benefit from the advantages of lower costs, faster transfer times and a very narrow and secure infrastructure. Ondrej Spodniak, founder of Amore Finance, is proud of the cooperation and says that this step will help his company (freely translated):

Only those banks and service providers that use a client that works transparently, quickly and reliably will survive. RippleNet is clearly the future and I am proud that we are the first company from the Czech Republic!

The actual software solution used by Ripple will be announced in the next few days. Amore Fintech thus joins a long list of prominent partners such as MUFG, the fifth largest bank in Japan, Santander, Bank of America, Money Gram or Western Union.

Amir Sarhangi switches from Google to Ripple

Ripple has managed to convince a leading product manager at Google, Amir Sarhangi, to leave the tech giant and dive into the world of blockchain. Amir Sarhangi was responsible for Google’s launch of the RCS wireless messaging system. At Ripple, he takes on a new challenge as deputy head of the product department.

Sarhangi came into the company through a takeover of Google from its founding company Jibe mobile in 2015. RCS is regarded as the successor to the SMS service as it allows airlines to send multimedia and commercial messages such as normal text messages or receipts and boarding passes easily and efficiently. Sarhangi will support Ripple in its expansion and adaptation worldwide.