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The last time the world was on the cusp of a new decade, the Bitcoin Whitepaper was only a few years old, Ripple was yet to be founded and slow cross-border payments were widely accepted as the status quo. As we stand on the doorstep of a new year and a new decade, we reflect on the steps along our company’s journey enabling payments for everyone, everywhere.
Below we list the five most popular Ripple Insights posts of the past year. This analysis tells quite the story of our strongest year of growth to date—and we have a feeling that 2020 will be even better.
5. Ripple Caps Record Year with $200M Series C Funding
The blockchain and digital asset industry continues to mature, shedding businesses that lack product-market fit and rewarding those with real traction. We’re thrilled to cap off our strongest year of growth with this validation from investors in our business and its mission.
The $200 million Series C was led by Tetragon with participation from SBI Holdings and Route 66 Ventures. These notable investors not only underscore our long-term potential, but as partners, they offer invaluable industry insight and expertise to help our business continue to grow on a global scale.
4. RippleNet Growth: Announcing More Than 300 Customers
At our third annual customer conference, Swell, CEO Brad Garlinghouse announced that we surpassed 300 customers. Seeing our customer connections come to life through hundreds of meetings was a clear embodiment of our growing network.
We have also seen 10x year-over-year growth in transactions on RippleNet—our global network of banks, financial institutions and payment providers that enables these companies to send money globally, instantly and reliably for fractions of a penny.
3. Our Open Letter to Congress
2019 saw a year of ...
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