Is Ripple Leaving US? CEO Backpedals On Threats After Biden Win

KEY POINTS

  • Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse said the company will wait and see before making a decision to leave
  • Earlier, the company threatened to leave the U.S. due to a lack of clarity about XRP tokens
  • Ripple used to position itself as one of the most regulatory compliant in the industry

After threatening to leave the U.S. amid concerns of regulatory uncertainty around XRP crypto tokens, Ripple has now decided to adopt a “wait and see” approach, especially after the election of Joe Biden as president.

Speaking to CNN, Brad Garlinghouse, CEO of Ripple, said the company has not put a strict timeline on when the company will make a decision to relocate. “I think I am waiting to see what dynamics change, associated with the Biden administration beginning their term in office, and I am optimistic that will actually improve where things sit for the XRP community broadly,” 

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5 Rules to Win Back Trust, Credibility, and Digital Customers

As a long-time business executive and adviser to entrepreneurs, I see a definitive shift away from customer trust in traditional business messages, and the executives who deliver them.

Today’s digitally distracted consumer is led to trust only things that they see with their own eyes. They want the raw data versus a polished message.

This distrust for the scripted message has led to a new demand for unfiltered marketing, and the emergence of business credibility heroes, like Elon Musk, with his bold statements, and sometime villains, such as Mark Zuckerberg defending Facebook privacy practices.

I just finished a new book, “Unfiltered Marketing,” by Stephen Denny and Paul Leinberger, which helped me put this digital communication transformation into perspective for all business owners.

I believe that the sooner every entrepreneur and brand builder adapts to this emerging trend, the sooner they will find success. I summarize the key elements of the

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Following Apple Award Win, Shanghai Developers Of Genshin Impact Hopes To Build Its Own ‘Marvel Universe’

When Forrest Liu and his Shanghai-based video game developer company MiHoYo decided in 2017 to build a new mobile game to accompany its successful action RPG (role-playing game) Honkai Impact series, he envisioned an open-world style adventure, in which users can roam freely with their virtual characters.

The problem was, while open-world games have been all the rage in the console and PC space, it had never been done before in the mobile gaming space.

“It seemed like an impossible task,” Liu says. But after three years of development and “over 100 million yuan spent on the project,” the open-world mobile game Genshin Impact made its debut this past September.

It helped that MiHoYo, which was cofounded by Liu and two former college classmates in 2011, already had the smash hit Honkai series, so it wasn’t hard finding investors

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Bay Area Council, Stanford win as Trump admin rules nixed

The Bay Area Council, Stanford University and a host of other business and educational groups scored a legal victory over the administration of President Donald Trump on Tuesday, with a federal judge tossing out new rules for the H-1B visa.

“This is a major win for our economy and for our ability to recover from the worst downturn in generations,” Bay Area Council CEO Jim Wunderman said in a statement. “H-1B workers fill an important need in our economy and provide immense benefits not only to the companies they work for but the communities where they live. Many of the leading and fastest-growing technology companies in the Bay Area have been founded by entrepreneurs from other countries who first came here on visas.”

The rules issued in October by the federal departments of Labor and Homeland Security had imposed a one-year limit on placement of H-1B workers at third-party firms,

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Jackson-Davis leads Indiana to 89-59 win over Tennessee Tech

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Trayce Jackson-Davis scored 26 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and Indiana scored 20 consecutive first-half points to pull away for good in the Hoosiers’ 89-59 win over Tennessee Tech on Wednesday in the season opener for both teams.

Trey Galloway added 13 points and Rob Phinisee scored 12 for Indiana.

Jerome Hunter hit a 3-pointer to give Indiana the lead for good with 13:14 left in the first half. The Hoosiers scored the first 20 points in a 28-2 run to finish the first half. Jackson-Davis scored 10 points during that span and then opened the second half with a three-point play to make it 51-19.

Tennessee Tech made just 1 of 14 from 3-point range in the first half had two stretches of at least seven minutes without a made field goal.

Keishawn Davidson scored 17

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Aluma scores 19 and Virginia Tech opens with 77-62 win

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Keve Aluma scored a career-high 19 points in his debut with Virginia Tech and the Hokies pulled away in the second half to beat Radford 77-62 in a season opener on Wednesday.

Aluma, a Wofford transfer who sat out last season, was 7 of 10 from the field, including three 3-pointers. Nahiem Alleyne added 14 points and Hunter Cattoor had 12, all on 3-pointers. The Hokies shot under 50% overall but made 11 of 26 from the arc for 42.3%. Alleyne and Cattoor are returnees to a program that has nine newcomers.

Justyn Mutt scored with two minutes left in the first half to give the Hokies the lead for good and Alleyne scored seven of the Hokies’ next nine points for a 37-31 halftime lead. Virginia Tech and went up by 17 with just over three

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No. 14 Texas Tech opens with 101-58 win over Northwestern St

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Mac McClung and Marcus Santos-Silva fit right in with No. 14 Texas Tech when the transfers finally got to play a game for the Red Raiders.

McClung scored 20 points while Santos-Silva had 10 points and 12 rebounds despite playing only 18 minutes as Texas Tech opened the season with a 101-58 win over Northwestern State on Wednesday night.

“It was great to finally play in the Texas Tech uniform and play with my brothers,” said Santos-Silva, a graduate transfer and the only Red Raiders senior after starting all 64 games for VCU the past two seasons. “We’ve been working so hard and going through so much with the whole COVID and all the other stuff that’s going on. It just felt great to be out there and just competing with each other.”

Jamaure Gregg was the only starter in double figures for Northwestern State with

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America’s Cup 2021: Team New Zealand win global recognition for sports technology, innovation

“When you think about it, maybe it is not entirely surprising, because as an organisation, if we don’t lead the wave of innovation and technology, we simply will not win the sport event on the water – it’s as simple as that.”

Among those ranked behind Team NZ are esteemed sporting brands like the NBA (basketball), Wimbledon (tennis), PGA (golf), Barcelona FC (football), Nike (sportswear) and ESPN (media).

Using pedal power to win the ‘Auld Mug’ in Bermuda three years ago, they have again tweaked the design specifications for their defence in March, launching their second-generation Te Rehutai boat last week. 

“The power list debate about inclusions and rankings was lively and enjoyable,” says Sports Technology Awards chief executive Rebecca Hopkins. “Seeing the way brands understand and embrace a tech-led approach is exciting, but more than that, the ones that do it well are clearly far more robust entities.

“Team

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No, Trump cannot win Georgia’s electoral votes through a write-in Senate campaign.

President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. won Georgia, but that has not stopped people from claiming that President Trump still has a chance to change the outcome and win the state’s 16 electoral votes.

The hashtag #WriteInTrumpForGA was one of Twitter’s top trending topics on Tuesday afternoon, with more than 23,000 tweets. Many called for Georgia voters to cast their ballots in January’s runoff elections for the state’s two Senate races for Mr. Trump. Doing so, the tweets claimed, would change the election results and get Mr. Trump re-elected.

That isn’t true. Georgia officials certified Mr. Biden’s victory in the state last week, and Senate races have no bearing on the presidential election. Furthermore, runoff elections in Georgia do not permit write-in candidates. In fact, state officials said, there is no line allocated for a write-in on the paper ballot or a button for it on touch-screen voting.

“Our voters are

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Apple and Verizon Offer ‘Fleet Swap’ To Win Over More Business Customers

KEY POINTS

  • Apple, Verizon pitch iPhone 12 and 5G networks to businesses
  • 5G ultra-wideband built for industrial commercial use: Verizon Business CEO
  • Apple is looking at growth in businesses through ‘fleet swap’

Apple is teaming up with Verizon to target business customers for its newest iPhone 12 with 5G compatibility.

Apple and Verizon are offering big discounts to businesses for swapping entire fleets of their staff’s mobile devices with new iPhone 12  handsets with Verizon’s 5G network, irrespective of which carrier they subscribe to. These customers will be charged no upfront costs for the iPhones. They will pay either no monthly cost or a very low monthly charge for iPhone 12 minis.

Announcing the “fleet swap” at an event Thursday, the companies highlighted ways in which the iPhone 12 would be useful to businesses with strong internet on the 5G network. 5G’s higher bandwidth than existing networks will help in

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