I've read so many posts, I've probably read it but it didn't stick
This space is totally new so I feel like nobody really knows. Those that claim they know generally oversimplify or even if they don't it's still complex, easy to overlook factors and difficult to predict market dynamics. It's very clear to me (even since my first month in crypto) that Ripple and XRP are best positioned for this. It can still fail but this is our best shot. Both from a technical, leadership and vision perspective. (I had posted a comment on your welcome post:
There's only one contender for me that has the resources for this: IBM paired with Stellar. (also see my initial response to your welcome post)
Stellar is very similar to the XRP ledger, Jed has some knowledge on Ripple, IBM has the people for patents, people to implement solutions, connections with banks, ... They also create a more open ecosystem with WorldWire where they don't "prefer" any asset (or that's at least how they said it). I have actually 3 ways of seeing this in a positive light for XRP:
1) IBM is really not interested in XLM and the stellar team is on their own for trying to get it adopted
2) or they feel another asset will probably be more fit for purpose (at least for now). I'm thinking about stablecoins, XRP, bitcoin (due to the higher liquidity; I've watched a video from IBM and I've had the feeling they said: go look somewhere else and that liquidity is very important).
3) Jed seems to have stopped selling XRP and is leaving the Stellar shizzle. Perhaps he realizes that this is a "dead-end street".
What I see as a positive for IBM WorldWire is:
1) they allow any asset and so can bootstrap their network and for potential customers it might look more attractive due to no "vendor lock-in"/freedom of choice (admittedly this is not really vendor lock-in but you probably get my point).
Perhaps IBM is not our biggest worry but I still think a lot of us are anxious for Ripple to get things rolling on the XRP ledger (as in seeing XRP adoption). The "Give us a sign" feeling
If I understand your remark correctly the patent will allow for "amplification" of the volume/usage of the XRP ledger based on the existing usage. So the more XRP transactions, the more effective this tool becomes, but deploying the tool on itself will not be a magic potion to get things bootstrapped. The patent describes a method that could create an avalanche effect (network effect) when there's enough traction, hence your call out to get the community involved in the ecosystem and don't sit by idle (so that this is still key to get the engine running)?
Thank you very much for the tremendous effort you're doing here. I wouldn't/don't have the energy to do what you do.