American actor and tech investor, Ashton Kutcher, teamed up with Ripple to surprise daytime talk show host Ellen DeGeneres with a generous gift: $4 million to Ellens Wildlife Fund, paid in XRP.
Ashton, made the donation on Ripple’s behalf during Wednesday’s episode of The Ellen Degeneres Show. Ashton made the transaction live, using a XRP payment app, pointing out the Ripple’s ability to make almost instant crossborder transactions.
Now, usually people come out with a big giant check and do the ‘big giant check thing’, but we can transfer it into Rwandan Francs right now right here, and all you need to do is push this button,” he said.
Ashton is not new to cryptocurrency, he has been bullish for long time about bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Another company he have invested in is Bitpay, a payment processor for bitcoin.
Since march, Ripple, has donated over $29 million to develop public schools in the United States as a reply to över 35000 funding appeals from teachers in the US.