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“This Makes Me Angry”, Says Ripple CTO David Schwartz. Here’s why

David Schwartz, the CTO at Ripple, has recently expressed his displeasure with the letter sent by Senator Elizabeth Warren to the CEO of Blockchain Association.

Schwartz, who shared the screenshot of the letter highlighted the part that got him displeased. According to the Ripple CTO, the most displeasing portion of the document claims that the Association’s November letter aimed to undermine Congress’s efforts in addressing the role that crypto plays in financing illicit activities.

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Schwartz’s outburst resonated with the crypto community members, who feel that regulators often unfairly generalize the industry, disregarding the efforts of businesses working to prevent misuse of cryptocurrencies.

Striking a Balance Between Innovation and Crime Prevention

Senator Warren proposes the Digital Asset Anti-Money Laundering Act, which would impose strict banking rules on crypto companies to combat money laundering. However, critics argue that this approach is excessive and could hinder innovation, hampering the potential of blockchain technology to revolutionize various sectors.

The recent reports of Hamas using cryptocurrencies for funding have further fueled the regulatory push. Warren and other proponents argue for tighter control over the digital asset space.

Critics, however, highlight that these instances involve relatively small volumes compared to traditional financial crimes, emphasizing the need for a more comprehensive approach to combat money laundering.

The Blockchain Association and other industry leaders strongly refute accusations of undermining regulation. They claim that widespread crypto-based illegal financing reports are exaggerated and highlight their commitment to self-regulation.

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In their November letter, they urged Congress to consider a more nuanced approach, targeting bad actors without hindering the vast potential of blockchain technology.

Crypto enthusiasts emphasize that blockchain’s transparency makes it more traceable than traditional finance, offering regulators greater visibility into illicit activities.

However, they caution against overregulation, which could drive innovation away and limit the legitimate applications of blockchain in fields like healthcare and supply chain management.


Warren’s letter questioning the involvement of former law enforcement and military officials in the November letter added fuel to the fire.

In response, Smith invited Warren to a dialogue, highlighting the industry’s proactive approach and previous unsuccessful attempts at discussion. This exchange exposed the deep divide between regulators and the industry, with both sides feeling unheard and misunderstood.

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Adedoyin Aka
Adedoyin Aka
Adedoyin is a graduate of Law and a Crypto & Blockchain expert who strongly believes that Blockchain is the future. At TimesTabloid, she focuses on crypto and blockchain educational content.

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