Snoop Dogg Helps Ripple’s Crypto Community Get High at XRP Event.Ripple XRP Snoop Dogg & Brad Garlinghouse got High last Night XRP community night. The smell of marijuana wafted through a half-filled event space in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District, as a group of cryptocurrency believers downed champagne and blood orange margaritas.
The event, sponsored by Ripple Labs Inc., brought together XRP loyalists and skeptics alike for a concert headlined by 46-year-old rapper Snoop Dogg on Tuesday evening. The invitation-only XRP Community Night celebrated a popular but controversial token intended to disrupt international money transfers.
Snoop Dogg at XRP Community Night on May 15.Photographer: Lily Katz/Bloomberg
“Whenever I hear the word ‘promotion’ it makes me cringe,” said Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse, adding that the event was meant to build community, not hype, around Ripple’s XRP, the world’s third-largest digital currency. Garlinghouse said he wasn’t the one who picked Snoop Dogg as the headliner.
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