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bio website ripple.com
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seen Nov 24 at 8:10

I am Chief Cryptographer at Ripple Labs and one of the architects of the Ripple payment system.


Jan
14
answered Making questions in English
Jan
6
answered The expression “not so much”
Jan
6
answered Why is “safe haven” used so frequently, by those who should know better?
Jan
5
answered Is there a single word for the conjunction “and/or”?
Dec
28
answered “Do you want to live forever?”
Dec
28
comment “Do you want to live forever?”
To me at least, it's more, "Are you a bunch of cowards?". A soldier who fought as if he wanted to live forever would be a lousy soldier.
Dec
27
answered “Why wouldn't to use foo bar?”
Dec
24
answered Correct usage of 'was not having' or 'did not have'?
Dec
23
awarded  Quorum
Dec
20
answered File kept on/at the server?
Dec
10
answered Grammatical error in following sentence
Dec
10
comment Grammatical error in following sentence
What do you mean by "under it"? Do you mean under each instance of the word "IT"?
Dec
9
answered Why does the word “budge” always come in negative form?
Dec
9
comment When does thousand turn into thousands?
In my opinion, 0 is a perfectly valid number of thousands to have.
Nov
30
awarded  Enlightened
Nov
30
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
28
answered Invoices status, Invoices statuses, Invoices' status or Invoices' statuses
Nov
25
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
25
comment Why is it a good idea to avoid 'like' in English?
@Kris Yes, the OP was explaining his assumption before asking if his assumption was correct. My answer is that it is probably not. How did you understand the question? What did you think the OP was asking?
Nov
25
comment Why is it a good idea to avoid 'like' in English?
@Kris The question is why a reporter would advise against using the word 'like'. The questioner makes an assumption about why and is curious if their assumption is correct. My answer is that their assumption is not correct. They close with "Does anyone know why 'like' shouldn't be used and in what contexts it's invalid?" which I answer.