David Schwartz, Ripple's (CRYPTO:XRP) CTO, dispels rumors suggesting Ripple's detachment from XRP, emphasising its continued importance to the company's plans.

Speculation arose from an image misinterpreted by an X user, prompting Schwartz to clarify that it was fictional and not indicative of Ripple's stance.

Monica Long, Ripple's President, echoed this sentiment, affirming XRP's role in facilitating cross-border transactions and its significance in Ripple's strategic vision, especially amid ongoing legal battles with the SEC.

The clarification aims to allay concerns and reaffirm XRP's central position in Ripple's ecosystem and future endeavors.