An Interview With Ripple’s Jed McCaleb

Jed McCaleb is the co-founder and CTO of OpenCoin Inc. and the original developer of Ripple. Previously, Jed created eDonkey in 2000 (one of the largest p2p file sharing network at the time) and Mt. Gox in 2010 (the largest Bitcoin exchange). Jed dropped out of UC Berkeley in his freshman year to start building things. Why does the world need Ripple? The internet has changed many things, but finance and payments have never really changed. What we have now is just a hack to what existed in the ’60s—checks, banking, stuff like that. It’s overdue. So you see...

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