His name is Chris Larsen, and he’s the co-founder and former CEO of Ripple, which created the digital token known as XRP. He’s now one of the world’s richest ripple solutions, thanks to XRP’s incredible hot streak.
XRP, a cryptocurrency intended for international transactions, has had a meteoric rise this winter. Bitcoin may grab the most headlines of any cryptocurrency, but the San Francisco-based Ripple, launched in 2012, is one to watch closely. Larsen helped start the company, whose XRP token has much more oversight than the relatively decentralized Bitcoin. And while the creator of Bitcoin remains basically unknown, Larsen is a visible, established figure. Larsen stepped down from his CEO duties at Ripple in November 2016, giving over control to current CEO Brad Garlinghouse, who owns a 6.