Ripple's chief executive, Brad Garlinghouse, hinted at a series of controversies that plagued the project, and he believes that Ripple's "transparency makes us vulnerable." "Transparency is better than anything else." People are transparent 10 or 100 times." He said that there is "a bunch of wrong information", but this is because Ripple is ten times or one hundred times more transparent than anyone in the encryption community. Our transparency makes us vulnerable to attack."