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  1. This comparison is spot on IMO. Bitcoin had that first mover advantage... and that's pretty much it.
  2. The Internet of Value now has the tools, solutions, and the people to transform the world; the only limit is our collective imagination! In this latest blog, I talk about how progress is accelerating for the companies that use XRP & its associated micropayments capabilities, as well as ILP and Codius. Ripple just signed NCB & I provide my take on why they chose to publicly announce this new customer addition to RippleNet. Cory Johnson is interviewed at the Milken Institute Asia Summit, and CNBC quotes Sagar Sarbhai from Ripple on xRapid's production rollout. A new WordPress plugin for Coil has now been created. To top off the last few days, a new version of XRP was just released, and it includes an exciting new amendment. Hope you enjoy the read & please leave any feedback below. Also, feel free to share my blog with a friend, or on any other platform - and thank you for doing so! Twitter Reddit r/Ripple Reddit r/CryptoCurrency Reddit r/CryptoMarkets Reddit r/xrp Reddit r/RippleTalk Reddit r/alternativecoin Bitcointalk - alt coin sub forum Bitcointalk - XRP speculation thread
  3. Kudos for opening this discussion up once again - I understand you'll get some flack for it being an old post, but given the context of the settled lawsuit, the future of the two companies, especially given their common investment via SBI, is something to keep watching. I'm withholding any judgement until I know more about the settlement, the disposition of the XRP in question, and whether R3 and Ripple see some sort of collaborative win-win combination, or if they're going to go head-to-head when it comes to developing solutions. Corda doesn't use a digital asset, so given David Rutter's quote in that article, one might wonder if there is some sort of possibility of a future interplay between Corda and xRapid: Then again, there was some bad blood as a result of that very public contract dispute. I really don't know on this one... The other thing that I wonder about is the trust-worthiness of R3, if I'm being totally honest. They oversold their progress if memory serves. You can't build an alliance with a lack of trust. I'll try to find the source for that... Here it is: http://fortune.com/2016/11/21/goldman-sachs-r3-blockchain-consortium/ I blogged on this whole topic a while back as well: https://xrphodor.wordpress.com/2017/09/13/r3-and-ripple-deep-dive-for-xrp-investors/#nine
  4. https://www.fsvector.com/team-collins
  5. Well, their first mover advantage when competing with Patreon and others is really their algorithms for determining billing and payment, which they are still working on. That is "Coil" software which is their proprietary creation, and I'd be surprised if they published that, although anything is possible The open-source part of it is Codius, the smart contract platform. It is simply a non-starter to keep important security-dependent smart contract software closed. You want major stakeholders to be able to audit the code for themselves and trust it, and also be able to understand just what security provisions are included. I don't think they're giving away any first mover advantage because of using Codius.
  6. Nice work @AlexCobb My favorite part is 1:35 where John Collins becomes visibly upset when Ryan Zagone talks about xRapid going live.
  7. Coil is not open source. Codius is open source. Your quote refers to a casual friendship with Vitalik Buterin - not sure what you're indicating there, but it's a pretty famous story.
  8. The first experiments were with Ethereum, but they can only settle as fast as Ethereum, as Ethereum is used to settle any ERC-20 token: Source: https://marketprotocol.io/assets/MARKET_Protocol-Whitepaper.pdf Source: https://www.quora.com/Who-spends-the-Ether-required-to-transact-and-maintain-ERC20-tokens Codius isn't reliant on any on-chain transaction whatsoever, allowing it to scale to trillions of transactions per second. Source: https://medium.com/coil/coil-building-a-new-business-model-for-the-web-d33124358b6
  9. Agreed! It's good to see Coil fighting for that first mover advantage in web monetization.
  10. Agreed! There is so much potential there, I'm honestly *amazed* that no financial company has stepped in to create new products or explore the possibilities. There are billions for the taking if you have the right talent. And whoever is first will have first mover advantage. (along with the risk as well)
  11. Careful! Trading barbs in Greek is taken quite seriously here on the forum.
  12. Well, I like because you complimented my article! Thank you. However, Krugman is a Nobel economist, so despite what you may think, a lot of people are going to be examining his comments. I think his comments speak to XRP's strengths, so perhaps Cory Johnson 'got to him' after the panel discussion with the facts about XRP's low transaction costs? I hope, anyways.