Ripple: 38 World Banks to Continue Cooperation After Successful Tests Leading financial conglomerates in America, France, and the UK have tested or invested in blockchain startup technology. At least 38 of the world’s 100 largest banks have tested, integrated, or invested in Ripple cross-border payment technology, according to XRPArcade. The largest of them is the Japanese holding Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, whose assets total more than $ 2.5 trillion. Blockchain startup partners are also: UK’s largest financial conglomerate HSBC Holdings PLC affiliated with Ripple through SABB BankBank of America collaborating through Merryl Lynch Investment BankFrench financial conglomerate Crédit Agricole as a customer. The XRPArcade report emphasizes that, in reality, there may be more Ripple partner banks. The reason for this is the connection of companies with the blockchain startup through third-party organizations. Previously, a technical director of Ripple, David Schwartz, explained and stated that Ripple has nothing in common with the XRP price drop. A series of accusations raised on Twitter, as many believe that the company may manipulate the crypto market. For example, Adam Back has criticized Ripple’s CEO of specific price manipulations.