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Ripple’s Top Developer Just Left. Here’s why

Matt Hamilton, the director of developer relations at Ripple, has recently announced his departure from the San Francisco-based payment firm.

In a recent blog post, Hamilton says that 2021 was a tough year for him personally due to his wife’s mental health issues. He said he left the payment firm to focus on his family after realizing that he’s been dealing with too many things at once.

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Matt Hamilton noted:

“Ripple has been amazingly supportive through all this time, both on a personal and a professional level. However, despite all the support, it has become clear I am spinning too many plates.

“So I’m going to be stepping down from my role at Ripple to focus on supporting my family and helping my wife recover. This is a hard decision to make, but something I feel is necessary. Don’t worry, I’ll still be involved in the XRP Ledger community, albeit maybe to a lesser degree for a while.”

Hamilton, who had worked for tech giants such as Hewlett-Packard (HP) and IBM, joined Ripple in January 2021 to work for the expansion of XRP ecosystem.

During his short-lived stay at Ripple, he contributed to the launch of XRP Ledger Grants program, hosted the RippleXDev channels on Twitch and Discord, and organized XRPL Hackathons. He also represented Ripple at various tech conferences and other events.

In conclusion, Hamilton said, “I’ve no doubt missed people and events off that list. Every time I’ve looked back at it, I’ve remembered other cool things I’ve had a chance to be a part of and people I’ve worked with – It has been an amazing year. A big thanks to the Ripple Leadership team, especially Monica Long for her leadership of the RippleX business unit.”

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Ripple Plans 1 Billion XRP Giveaway to Developers

According to the recent report by The Information, Ripple, the cross-border payment firm, plans to give away 1 billion XRP tokens to developers over the next decades.


Going by the report, the program aims to incentivize the creation of new projects within the XRP ecosystem.

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