Ripple Hires Dan Morgan from UK Govt. as Head of its European Regulatory Relations

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Ripple has made a hattrick by hiring Dan Morgan as the Head of its European Regulatory Relations who previously belonged to the UK government’s International Trade department as the Fintech Sector specialist.

After the addition of Kahina Van Dyke as Senior Vice President in Business and Corporate Development and David Schwartz as the new CTO, Ripple community is feeling excited and hopeful.

Ripple makes a hat-trick

Today, Ripple announced that Dan Morgan will be joining it as the head of its regulatory relations in Europe. Before joining Ripple, Dan has been the Fintech Sector specialist in the UK Department for International Trade. He was also the Director of Policy and Regulation at Innovate Finance which is UK’s global Fintech community.

This is a hat-trick for Ripple as just a couple days back, it hired Kahina Van Dyke as senior vice president, Business, and Corporate Development and promoted David Schwartz as the new CTO who was previously the chief cryptographer at the company.

Dan is the member of the Bank of England’s Fintech community and also sits on the British Standards Institute UK Fintech Advisory Group. Moreover, he launched the Transatlantic Policy Working Group (TPWG) in Washington D.C which brings the US Fintech companies, regulators and academics together to “help foster an open, collaborative, and inclusive dialogue with respect to FinTech policy approaches.”

Ryan Zagone, the Director of Regulatory Relation at Ripple shared on Twitter,

“He’ll be key to our growth in Europe and brings deep expertise in fintech and digital assets.”



Given the fact that Morgan has also been named one of the UK’s top “Influencers in the Risk, Compliance, and RegTech” in 2017 further speaks about his credibility and experience.

Also, read: Ripple Optimistic for XRP in India Despite Regulatory Uncertainty

Ripple community excited & hopeful

This certainly has the Ripple community going into action as one of the Redditor shared,

Dan had a connection with Ripple and the Bank of England. If he works for Ripple now then there’s a damn good reason behind it. He knows Ripple’s capabilities through the bank of England so why would he join a “sinking” ship if anyone has doubts out there.”

A twitter user-welcomed with the comment,

“Congrats @danmorgan1 and @Ripple! Glad to have a person with such an expert on board fighting for the good cause!”

People were also upset that XRP price is not getting a boost while also being hopeful that soon it might take a hike.

One Redditor commented,

Every day I’m wondering why XRP is not at least at 2 digits right now. Everything Ripple does, everything just screams that XRP will take off like nothing ever did. It is beyond me that regular people don’t take to the time to do more research on Ripple and xRapid / their products.

Well, that’s the thing: You really have to invest more than just an hour to understand what xRapid / Blockchain etc does to understand its potential. I’m really curious about the upcoming months. Something big should happen. Cheers.”

While a Twitter user shared,

“Superb news another hot employee signing. 3 new additions are sure to add to ripple and the value of XRP.”


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