Currently (as of 07:52 UTC on March 16), per data by CryptoCompare, XRP-USD is trading around $0.4844, which means that the XRP price is up 11.48% in the past 24-hour period and up 120.68% in 2021.

Yesterday (March 15), Modern Consensus published its “100 Most Influential People in Crypto” list for 2021, and interestingly two people from Ripple appeared on this list: CEO Brad Garlinghouse (#5) and CTO David Schwartz (#41).

Also, on the same day, PaymentsSource published its “The Most Influential Women in Payments” list for 2021, and Ripple’s VP of Engineering for RippleNet Vidya Mani was on this list.

She told PaymentsSource:

In high school, I really loved mathematics classes, so my father suggested I learn more about computer science as well. When I wrote my first program it was love at first line of code, and I haven’t stopped since.