Citing the Financial Times, The Block reported that Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse stated that XRP sales are an important part of the company's profitability. Garlinghouse said: "If we don't sell XRP, we will not be profitable and there will be no positive cash flow … XRP is one of our revenue sources. If you take away our software revenue, our profit will Decrease. If you take all our XRP away, our profits will decrease. So I don't think it's a problem. "