A new tweet from Bitcoin bull and co-founder of Morgan Creek Digital Anthony Pompliano is making waves in the world of crypto.
Pompliano, who recently said he’s “confounded” by XRP, now says he’s been introduced to the Ripple team and will likely reach out to the company’s CEO Brad Garlinghouse for an interview.
In a recent interview on the Life’s Tough podcast, Pompliano talked about his difficulty with understanding why XRP is needed to help banks and financial institutions move money.
“Frankly, I’m very confounded by XRP. Mainly in the sense that I think the software company behind it, Ripple – what their ambitions are makes a lot of sense. They would like to help banks transfer money more easily. That seems to be a very rational perspective and it’s something that if you’ve ever used a bank, you know it can be painful.
Where the questions come in, and I probably lack understanding, is how XRP is needed in that process. I always say that if people could mentally separate Ripple the software company from XRP the token, there would be a lot less backlash against Ripple the software company.
I think a lot of the backlash and the controversies around that – some of it’s around how it was sold, some of it’s around how it’s used today.”
Pompliano’s new tweet on the potential interview triggered an explosion of suggestions from both Ripple and XRP supporters as well as skeptics and those in the middle of the road.
So far, whether the interview will actually happen remains up in the air.
Pompliano says he’s leaning toward having three or more people join the interview, but at time of publishing, neither Garlinghouse nor anyone on the Ripple team has offered their two cents on whether they are interested in joining the discussion.