A petition to make XRP the official cryptocurrency for 2020 Tokyo olympics is up on Change.org targets 15,000 signatures.
Someone named Ken Takahashi has started a petition on Change.org to make XRP the official cryptocurrency for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. He aims to get 15,000 signatures, which is likely to be reached in no time as the petition has been signed by 12,866 people as of press time.
Takahashi argued that the Olympics that will draw many tourists to the city will make a demand for local currency to surge, which will lead to confusing exchange rates and long lines at money changers.
Added with language barriers, the issues can become more complicated for the tourists, local authorities, and event organizers. Thus, he "proposes" for a solution by using XRP, which he's convinced that its "fast transaction times and security" would contribute to solving the potential problems.
While this may be unrelated to the petition, the IOC (International Olympics Committee) is allowed to license the olympics logo to any parties who are willing to sponsor the event. However, according to Coinwire, Ripple Labs hasn't showed any interests to become a sponsor of the event so far.