Ashton Kutcher donates $4 million in XRP on the Ellen Show
It's not often that blockchain tech gets mainstream attention. In fact, most crypto coverage on TV is negative and targeted at Bitcoin's instability. However, every once in a while we get a quality use-case displayed. This is exactly what happened recently on the Ellen Degeneres show.
Ellen had a surprise guest in Ashton Kutcher, who discussed a tech startup company that he recently decided to invest in called Ripple. Towards the end of the show, he surprised Ellen by announcing that he was going to donate $4 million in Ripple's XRP to her charity. To top it off, Ellen got to instantly send the XRP herself on Mr. Kutcher's phone by simply pressing a button (say goodbye to SWIFT).
Many crypto enthusiasts may not like this and may continue to bash Ripple as a centralized blockchain company. Nevertheless, this was an important moment as it demonstrated a powerful use-case for Blockchain tech and will help garner more attention. We may still be a long way from mainstream adoption, but moments like this should be reason for excitement about the future.
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