A petition to get the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to make XRP the official cryptocurrency of the next Summer Olympics has crossed the 7,500 signatures milestone.
XRP Will Ease Forex Tensions at the Games
According to Ken Takahashi, the creator of the petition, XRP has the potential to solve many logistical headaches associated with large international sporting events, especially concerning foreign exchange. Rather than putting enormous pressure on the Japanese yen, Takahashi proposes a system that requires the use of XRP.
Takahashi’s motivation comes from the struggles faced by people in the last few games. A portion of the petition reads: