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XRPL Apex 2024: Elevating the Dialogue with Industry Leaders

Excitement is building as we unveil the stellar lineup of speakers for XRPL Apex 2024! Get ready to be inspired, educated, and empowered by some of the brightest minds in the XRPL community.

XRP Ledger Apex 2024, hosted by Ripple in Amsterdam, is the premier event on the XRPL calendar, featuring over 70 speakers and more than 60. As an official global summit of XRP Ledger ecosystem, it unites developers, businesses, and the broader XRP community reshaping the future of finance. You’ll be the first to hear about major updates and announcements within the XRPL ecosystem, explore unmatched networking opportunities and find valuable insights and learning opportunities.

XRPL Apex 2024 will take place from June 11th to 13th at the Postillion Hotel & Convention Centre in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Join us for three days of immersive sessions, engaging panels, and unparalleled networking opportunities.

As we gear up for the event, we have some familiar faces in attendance as well as first time speakers who play a leading role in blockchain security and decentralized solutions. Let’s take a closer look at the trailblazing individuals who will grace the stage at XRPL Apex 2024.

Meet Our First Round of Keynote Speakers

Brad Garlinghouse, CEO, Ripple
Brad is the CEO of Ripple and a member of the Board of Directors. Prior to Ripple, Brad served as the CEO of file collaboration service Hightail. From 2009 to 2012 he was President of Consumer Applications at AOL and prior to that he held various executive positions at Yahoo! from 2003 to 2009, including Senior Vice President. Earlier in his career, Brad helped to pioneer the VoIP industry as CEO of Dialpad Communications. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of OutMatch and has held board positions at Ancestry.com and Tonic Health.

David Schwartz
David Schwartz is Chief Technology Officer at Ripple. David is one of the original architects of the XRP Ledger. Prior to joining Ripple, David was Chief Technical Officer for WebMaster Incorporated, a Santa Clara software developer. He developed encrypted cloud storage and enterprise messaging systems for organizations like CNN and the National Security Agency (NSA). Known as “JoelKatz,” he is a respected voice in the digital currency community.

Wietse Wind, Founder, XRPL Labs
Wietse Wind is particularly known for his work with the XRP Ledger. He is the founder of XRPL Labs, a company that specializes in developing applications and tools for the XRP Ledger. Some of the notable projects by Wietse’s XRPL Labs include the development of the Xaman (formerly Xumm) wallet, which allows users to manage their XRP and interact with the XRP Ledger.

David Bchiri, President, XRPL Commons
David Bchiri is the Founder and President of XRPL Commons, an open-source not-for-profit initiative based in Paris that is working toward nurturing a strong and vibrant XRPL ecosystem. Prior to this David Co-Founded DFC, La Thé Box, Revelessence and Zogma.

Michael Cotton, Founder Meld Gold
Blockchain & technology specialist. Co-founder of several successful companies such as Imperial Group, Meld Ventures, Optio Capital and Meld Gold. Michael’s skills are focused around developing and identifying opportunities for growth, maintaining and leading traditional and technological product innovation.

Nancy Beaton, Chief Revenue Officer, President of the US, Uphold
Nancy Beaton is Chief Revenue Officer and President of the US for Uphold. She has been in crypto since 2018, has launched two tokens – one of which received an SEC no-action letter – and created an NFT marketplace for one of the largest metaverses. As CRO of Uphold she is diversifying the Uphold revenue by launching new services — for enterprises, institutions and blockchain communities.

Prithvish Baidya, Lead Engineer at Zoniqx
Prithvish Baidya is a lead software architect at Zoniqx. He specializes in developing advanced decentralized solutions. He has co-authored the ERC7518 standard for globally compliant security token transfer. Previously, Prithvish has developed core infrastructure for EIP2771 meta-transaction relayers and built the first ERC4337 Account Abstraction multichain wallet. He is currently focused on building DyCIST and its surrounding ecosystem at Zoniqx. DyCIST is a set of heuristics that allow for chain-agnostic asset tokenization.


These remarkable individuals bring a wealth of expertise, experience, and innovation to XRPL Apex 2024. Whether you’re a developer, entrepreneur, or simply passionate about the future of finance, our diverse lineup of speakers has something for everyone.

Stay tuned for more updates as we reveal the full schedule of sessions, panels, and workshops. XRPL Apex 2024 is shaping up to be an event you won’t want to miss!

Save the date and join us for an unforgettable experience at XRPL Apex 2024. Together, let’s unlock the full potential of the XRP Ledger blockchain and revolutionize the world of finance.