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Daily Tearsheet: What’s preventing crypto from going mainstream, and Ripple’s Brooks Entwistle on crypto-first future

  • Liquidity, particularly in tough times, is what will help crypto get from here to there.
  • Also, TD Bank is getting into BNPL + BoA's virtual accounts for international firms.
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Daily Tearsheet: What’s preventing crypto from going mainstream, and Ripple’s Brooks Entwistle on crypto-first future

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‘The deeper the liquidity pools, the more quickly we can get to value in crypto’: Ripple’s Brooks Entwistle

Even though institutions are taking an interest in crypto, the financial services industry is far from mainstream adoption. What would it take to make it happen? Or is the mainstream adoption of crypto still a decade away? 

Much of the growing pains the digital asset industry is dealing now with are part of the industry maturing and building for the long run. 

However, before mass adoption becomes reality, the crypto industry must address specific stumbling blocks to provide people with the security they are in quest of.

Speaking at Tearsheet’s inaugural Bankchain Conference 2022, Brooks Entwistle, who is SVP of global customer success and managing director for APAC and MENA at Ripple, explained how liquidity is one of the crucial factors to determine the health of a market. Low liquidity levels make it difficult to execute trades without causing a significant impact on price — this is where companies like Ripple operate.

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