Ripple is preparing to amp up their hiring in response to XRP’s quickly growing network. They’ve been securing partnerships at a non-stopped pace and now have one in place that could spark mass adoption.
Cryptocurrency payment processor CoinGate now supports XRP payments which means 4500 stores now accept XRP for goods or services. CoinGate is a Lithuanian company that offers blockchain services for businesses and individuals, including automated cryptocurrency payment processing to clients all over the world.
CoinGate made the announcement on Twitter.
“Big news for #XRPcommunity and our merchants alike! We launched native $XRP support to our customers, meaning #XRP is now accepted as payment at thousands of vendors across the Net. Proceed to our blog for more detailed information!”
Ripple’s director of talent Jim Chauncey-Kelly says that the new hires are a necessity to keep up with the company’s international growth.
“Right now, roles that I’m thinking of that are quite critical are integration engineers. That role essentially helps our customers on-site implement our products globally.”
There are 36 openings listed on Ripple’s job site, and they are looking to start filling these important roles at a quicker pace. Just days ago Ripple announced the hiring of Stuart Alderoty as Ripple’s General Council. Alderoty was poached from the powerful financial firm CIT. He will oversee all legal work at Ripple and advise on the company’s global legal policy.
CEO Brad Garlinghouse is excited about the hire and the faster pace of development that is starting to come together for Ripple.
“As we continue to work with financial institutions and regulators across the globe to drive home the importance of fostering innovation while protecting consumers, I could not think of a better addition to Ripple’s leadership bench and our global legal team than Stuart. He brings a level of experience and expertise that will be vital in supporting not only Ripple’s growth but the growth of the overall industry.”
This crop of openings at Ripple could signal that Ripple expects growth to continue and possibly hints at a general windfall coming to the cryptocurrency space.