Victor Ugochukwu · Dec 14, 2020 . 5min read
Ripple board member encounters accusations of Cyberstalking
Amidst Ripple's decision to move its office to the UK, its board member Ken Kurson is charged and arrested for cyberstalking crime.
By Komal Joshi · Oct 27, 2020 . 5min read
Ken Kurson, Ripple Board Member and the co-founder of Modern Consensus, has been arrested on charges of cyberstalking. According to the reports, he was sending messages to various people, including threat messages. It is a criminal offence under the U.S. anti-stalking, slander, and harassment laws. The authorities also got evidence against the board member, which showed that he was monitoring the actions of a person by installing stalking software on their computer device.
Ripple board member found guilty during the routine background check.
Ripple board member, Ken Kurson is a close associate of Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law. He was considered to get a board seat on the National Endowment for the Humanities. Regarding the position, he had its routine background check. While conducting the routine background check, the officials found out about cyberstalking. Ripple has not come in the front to defend Ken Kurson. Moreover, Ripple has still not made any official statement or comment regarding the arrest of its board member.
Mr Kurson was cyberstalking three people and harassing two others. This includes his friends who Kurson rebukes for destroying his marriage. The board member’s lawyer states that those charges under which he has been detained are not worthy of prosecution. Nevertheless, a lot of people include these charges in significant criminal charges.
Ripple plans to relocate to the U.K.
Recently, Brad Garlinghouse, the CEO of Ripple, has declared his plan to shift the firm to the U.K. owing to regulatory issues. He elucidates the movement by stating that XRP only acts as security in the U.S. and nothing more than that. Whereas, the U.K. provides clear taxonomy and does not consider XRP as just security. Presently, this controversy of Ripple board member’s detainment on the edge of this declaration concerns its users.
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