London, United Kingdom – The $10 billion financial technology company, also known as Ripple, is considering a new location for its headquarters due to the United States’ new regulatory environment. Fortunately, many countries have provided support assurances, including countries in Asia and Europe.
According to the company’s CEO, Bard Garlinghouse, he already visited London last month, and he finds it more XRP-friendly than other cities. Besides that, the United Kingdom is a clear taxonomy, which is great news for Ripple. According to Garlinghouse, XRP will not act as a security but as a currency in London. With that clarity, London can be very advantageous for Ripple.
Aside from the United Kingdom, Garlinghouse revealed that they also put other countries, including Japan, Switzerland, Singapore, and the United Arab Emirates, under consideration. These nations give more potential for Ripple than in the United States.
For over five years, many Asian countries, especially Japan and Singapore, have been using cryptocurrencies. Unlike in the US, these countries allow cryptocurrency platforms to operate and don’t conduct strict digital assets regulations.
Currently, Ripple is based in San Francisco and provides various cross-border payment services for many companies and institutions. Since 2018, Ripple’s marketing, sales, and holdings have reached millions. Unfortunately, they have been put under the United States’ regulatory review for “potentially violating” security laws. However, Ripple confirmed that they want to avoid further regulatory disputes, pushing the company to consider relocation.
Among all the countries that Ripple consider, Japan and the United Kingdom are the top priorities. According to the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act, these countries do not consider virtual currencies as securities. This digital asset has been legalized in Japan as a payment form since 2017 under the Payment Services Act.
Furthermore, London works very closely with SBI Holdings. This city is one of Ripple’s fastest-growing markets, and Ripple is looking forward to discussing it with London’s leaders. Another aspect is its popularity in the United Kingdom. According to Garlinghouse, many crypto investors in London prefer XRP to any other digital asset.
Brad Garlinghouse has revealed tons of insights about the company’s relocation. This enterprise is no longer safe in the United States, and moving to London, where XRP is considered a currency, is crucial. Although Ripple is still legally fighting against investors that claim XRP is an illegal and unsafe platform, it is clear that the company will continue operating under a safer and more welcoming nation.