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Ripple’s XRP fuels RippleWorks.

Blockchain works best when nobody knows they’re using it

Member exclusive by Matthew De Silva

On the record: Doug Galen


Doug Galen is CEO and cofounder of RippleWorks, a private foundation based in Redwood City, California that connects technology experts with growing companies that need guidance. Created in 2015, RippleWorks was funded through large donations of XRP by Ripple, a cryptocurrency company focused on international settlement, and Chris Larsen, ex-CEO of Ripple and cofounder of RippleWorks. In addition to his role at RippleWorks, Galen is a lecturer in management at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business where he teaches Startup Garage. He spoke with Quartz’s Matthew De Silva.

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