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It’s time to bring an end to the rumours about Ripple’s anonymous co-founder

by Isabel Woodford

April 26, 2019, 9:56AM EDT  ·  3 min read

Quick Take

  • Arthur Britto, one of XRP’s leading developers, has long been shrouded in anonymity. No known photographs exist of him, he is rarely discussed publicly, and his departure from Ripple’s management body lacks explanation
  • An investigation by The Block has confirmed Britto’s identity, and that he still works with Ripple Labs as an advisor
  • His extreme privacy has been attributed to personal reasons.

by Isabel Woodford

April 26, 2019, 9:56AM EDT  ·  3 min read

Perhaps in a world of self-promotion and glory-seeking, it’s hard to understand why a prominent inventor chooses to take extreme measures to remain obscure. 

Indeed, crypto chatrooms are awash with questions about why Arthur Britto, the elusive co-developer of $XRP (Ripple) has never been interviewed, photographed, or spoken in public forums.