The CEO of Ripple, Brad Garlinghouse, spoke at the DC Fintech Week conference about why U.S. banks are hesitant to fully embrace cryptocurrencies, specifically XRP. Despite a favorable ruling in July declaring XRP not a security, U.S. banks are cautious due to the overall stance of the government towards cryptocurrencies. Garlinghouse mentioned that the perceived hostility from authorities, such as the Options Clearing Corporation, is discouraging banks from engaging with cryptocurrencies. The U.S. banking sector is waiting for a clear regulatory environment from the government before adopting cryptocurrencies like XRP. Yassin Mobarak, founder of Dizercapital, suggested that real adoption would require a different administration in the White House. Garlinghouse expressed concern that the U.S. may lose its leadership in the crypto sector to countries with clear policies and attractive investments. However, he remains optimistic that the U.S. will establish a favorable regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies in the next decade. Meanwhile, Ripple plans to continue growth outside of the U.S. due to the challenging operational environment within the country. The choices made by U.S. regulatory authorities in the coming years will not only impact the growth of companies like Ripple but also shape the nation’s position in the cryptocurrency market.

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