Amir Sarhangi, the man responsible for the launch of Google’s wireless messaging system that’s called RCS, was just hired as Ripple’s new VP of Products, according to the latest reports coming from Reuters.
“Sarhangi joined Google through its acquisition in 2015 of Jibe Mobile, a startup he founded and led that developed technology for wireless carriers to adopt RCS. The standard is seen as a successor to SMS texting as it better handles sending multimedia and commercial messages, such as receipts and airline boarding passes, over cell networks,” Reuters writes.
Sarhangi will lead Ripple’s push to expand RippleNet which is the company’s network of banks and financial institutions that are all using Ripple’s technology in order to power cross-border payments faster and cheaper.
XRP Added on Two New Exchanges
OmniTrade, a Brazilian exchange just announced that XRP is up and running and it is paired with the Brazilian real, Ethereum and Bitcoin.
Yobit exchange has also added XRP, and is paired with Bitcoin and Ethereum.