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Raghuram Rajan Former Governor of India’s Central Bank at Swell By Ripple 2019

Swell by Ripple is a yearly conference that focuses on various finance-related topics including emerging tech in the payments industry, blockchain tech, future of finance, global financial industry and so on.

Every year, Ripple excites the audience ahead of the conference by revealing the list of speakers, proposed topics and other details. This time’s Swell conference is likely to be more thrilling for Indian audience especially as Raghuram Rajan, former governor of India’s Central Bank, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has been invited as a keynote speaker at the conference.

Today, we are thrilled to announce Dr. Raghuram Rajan, former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India and Distinguished Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago, and Kamal Quadir, CEO of bKash as our 2019 Swell keynote speakers.

This update was first shared by an XRP community member on August 15, soon after which Ripple had removed the keynote speaker section from its event page. Ripple recently republished the speaker section on the page and revealed other details of the conference in a blog post.

Swell By Ripple 2019 is scheduled for two days; i.e November 07 – 08 in the City of the Future, Singapore. Ripple has updated the possible agenda of the event and reveals that the first day will have customer FlashTalks, emerging Big Tech in payments, global payments, policy debt and an award ceremony. On the second day; i.e November 08, the event will open talks on Remitters, mobile wallet, Ripple’s UBRI program, Liquidity and more.

Tickets are currently restricted to invite-only. People interested in participating in the conference can submit their basic information and wait until Ripple sends an invitation.

About Raghuram Rajan

Raghuram Rajan is the 23rd Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, which is the country’s central bank. As India is currently dealing with regulatory ambiguity across the crypto space, it is exciting to find out about Rajan’s perspective on blockchain and cryptocurrencies  at Ripple’s annual conference. Moreover, Rajan had also served as the Chief Economist and Director of Research at the IMF from 2003 to 2006.

In 2018, Ripple invited former US president Bill Clinton to the Swell conference and he discussed the importance of blockchain technology.

At press time, the value of XRP is declined by 2.40 percent over the past 24 hours which pulled back its trading value to $0.28 against the US Dollar. The coin is still holding on to its third position with a market cap of $12,023,237,178.


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