Ripple CTO David Schwartz said on Twitter that he is working with Ripple's development department, Xpring, to explore ways to increase network independence. Schwartz said the company's strategy is to promote the Interledger Agreement (ILP). When asked if he was worried about the overall wealth distribution of XRP, Schwartz said he was worried about this issue, but he must be careful. Schwartz said that when he can't talk freely and honestly about something, he usually doesn't want to say too much. It is reported that Ripple has more than half of the total supply of XRP and has recently been attacked for selling XRP to encrypted exchanges and institutional participants through OTC.