We don’t want investors to buy XRP and dump on the market
We had a pleasant surprise on Julia Chatterley’s Twitter account today. The CNN anchorwoman published an exciting interview with Brad Garlinghouse, Ripple’s CEO, and a cryptosphere personality. In this article, we give you the gist of Mr. Garlinghouse’s intervention.
The session started talking about speculation. Mr. Garlinghouse recognized that people will always try to use any asset they can to speculate and profit when possible. Gold, oil, Bitcoin, or Ripple’s XRP it makes no difference.
Somebody will try to ride the market waves to make a buck. It’s the nature of the beast. However, in Ripple’s leader’s words, the long term value of any asset, especially when it comes to cryptocurrencies will be all about use cases and utility, not mere speculation.
When asked about Facebook’s Libra (which is the elephant in every crypto room these days) Mr. Garlinghouse said that there’s not much to tell about it for the time being. It remains an unreleased project, a white paper and nothing more, at least currently. Assessing how Libra can affect the cryptosphere is premature right now, and we’ll have to see how things go when the controversial Facebook blockchain project goes live.
Following the same line, the CEO advised potential cryptonauts to do their homework. To make sure they understand what is real in crypto and what’s not (or not yet). Does a given project have actual use cases? Does it solve a problem with its cryptocurrency or their network? Libra is a case in point because everybody is talking about it and, however, it doesn’t exist yet, and it has no apparent use cases.
Bitcoin vs. Ripple (XRP)
When asked to compare BTC to XRP, Mr. Garlinghouse said that BTC remains the leading cryptocurrency in the world and that’s very good to store value. As a payments system, however, it takes too long to process transactions, and every single one is rather expensive at approximately USD 1,00. XRP, on the other hand, is an ideal tool for settling payments because transactions are settled in about three seconds and the cost if of 1/1000 of a penny.
When asked about XRP ownership, Ripple’s man explained that the San Francisco company is indeed the most significant owner so far. The next question was about price manipulation. The answer to that was quite straightforward. Ripple is the 3rd largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, and its daily trading volumes are in the billions. Those large volumes ensure that no single player can manipulate the market and affect the prices unnaturally.
Then Mrs. Chatterley asked about Libra again. Mr. Garlinghouse explained that it’s been a good thing so far because it’s brought a lot of new attention into the crypto world.
But he also added that trust, transparency, and reliability must be core values in the blockchain industry so the public debate about Libra, or any other digital asset, are welcome and should be embraced. He added that Facebook hasn’t made much of an effort to get on the regulator’s good books and that it could complicate things for the company as the new cryptocurrency goes live (when and if that happens).
It was an exciting interview that any cryptonaut should see because it’s very down to earth, informative, and it’s information right from the horse’s mouth, as Ripple CEO Mr. Garlinghouse is one of the world’s most prominent blockchain executives.
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