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Re: Fw: Fwd: Roll call / intro - expand the scope of Interledger Protocol to beyond payment

From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Dec 2015 08:19:06 +0100
Message-ID: <CAKaEYhKMdhHEjpGgn+n5MTGEC20+2v22qFRsXGQsux3RopGjSQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Nitin Gaur <ngaur@us.ibm.com>
Cc: Interledger Community Group <public-interledger@w3.org>
On 3 December 2015 at 05:27, Nitin Gaur <ngaur@us.ibm.com> wrote:

> Hello Folks
>  My name is Nitin Gaur, I serve as a Director of Blockchain Labs  @IBM.
> I wanted to float an idea prior to our first cal, where we expand the
> scope of Interledger Protocol to beyond payments.  The idea is to ensure
> that we are aware and linking payment activity to other business
> functions.  Such as Mortgage initialization, Mortgage securitzation, Car
> loan payment etc. The idea being to explore how blockchain  can be employed
> in conjunction with other business activity in  Financial services sector.
> This will also broader the horizon and applicability..linking payment to
> broader blockchain ecosystem.

Great idea!  It's something I plan to work on.  Note that ledgers and block
chains dont have to overlap, they just do in bitcoin.

> Thoughts?
> N
> :)
> Nitin Gaur
> IBM Blockchain Labs
> 512-789-5300
> -----Forwarded by Nitin Gaur/Austin/IBM on 12/02/2015 10:21PM -----
> From: Bob Way <bob@ripple.com>
> Date: 29 October 2015 at 20:52
> Subject: Re: Roll call / intro
> To: "public-interledger@w3.org" <public-interledger@w3.org>
> Hi all. I’m Bob Way. I work with Stefan, Evan and Adrian on the
> interledger team at Ripple.
> I ran across Bitcoin pretty early and became a fanboy of the
> cryptocurrency concept. A couple years later I discovered OpenCoin’s Ripple
> announcement and became intrigued with the possibilities of transacting in
> fiat currencies within the framework of a cryptocurrency system.
> It was during my pre-employment research into OpenCoin’s Ripple system
> that I discovered Ryan Fugger’s “classic" Ripple Pay system. In fact, I
> credit my grasp of the “rippling” concept to some patient tutoring from
> members of Ryan’s community. (Great to meet you Ryan!)
> Now after two and a half years at Ripple, I’m ecstatic about establishing
> ILP as a global open standard supporting all types of transactions. I
> believe ILP can optimize the benefits of social credit, cryptocurrency, and
> traditional finance by connecting them all into an interoperable web of
> value.
> Bob Way
> Software Engineer | Ripple
> bob@ripple.com <ben@ripple.com> | ripple.com
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