Chris Larsen, Ripple’s co-founder recovers from COVID-19

Chris Larsen, Ripple’s co-founder recovers from COVID-19

  • Chris Larsen recovers from COVID-19 and urges recovered patients to donate blood.
  • Ripple Labs donated £162,853 to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • YouTube scammer impersonates Ripple’s Brad Garlinghouse to swindle unalert crypto users.

Chris Larsen, Ripple’s co-founder and executive chairman has recovered from COVID-19 fully. He unveiled this positive news through a tweet on April 2, thanking the people that are working on the frontline to combat the virus. He also called upon other recovered patients to donate blood that doctors can use in antibody transplants.

Larsen had not disclosed that he had been diagnosed with COVID-19. As such, this news came as a surprise to the majority of the crypto community.

His tweet read,

The blood of recovered patients contains antibodies. Due to this, doctors can use it to help boost the immune systems of very ill patients. As a result, they stand a chance against the virus before it overwhelms them.

Ripple Labs’ dedication towards fighting COVID-19

The news of Larsen’s recovery comes days after Ripple Labs donated £162,853 to help combat the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the US. Ripple divided these funds between two non-profit organizations, namely Tipping Point Emergency’s Response Fund and the Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s COVID Regional Response Fund.

Tipping point is a San Francisco-based nonprofit works to fight poverty in California. It has a network of partners that support it. The nonprofit seeks to raise £815,060 for its COVID-19 response initiative and Ripple’s donation went a long way in helping this course. On the other hand, Silicon Valley Community Foundation seeks to contain the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic throughout the Silicon Valley area.

The incessant rise of scams in the crypto space

While the entire world is in a state of panic due to the COVID-19 pandemic, scammers have continued targeting the crypto space unperturbed. The most recent scam involved a YouTube account that impersonated Brad Garlinghouse, Ripple’s CEO. The account promoted a fraudulent crypto airdrop, forcing Garlinghouse to retaliate by addressing the rise of YouTube scammers.

He posted a tweet saying,

Do you think leveraging blockchain technology can help social platforms identify and bring crypto scammers to justice easily? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

By Jinia Shawdagor
Jinia Shawdagor is a fintech writer based in Sweden. She is passionate about cryptocurrency, blockchain and iGaming, and has been writing professionally since 2013. Jinia loves everything positive, travelling and feels joy from the little things in life.

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