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  1. Morty liked a post in a topic by Vinnie in What are your views on XRP?   
    Talking only about XRP and not even mentioning the other cool features on RCL:

    * XRP transaction settles on the ledger in a matter of seconds
    * The fees for sending XRP are incredibly low
    * There's no artificial limit on the "block size"
    * RCL doesn't waste energy on mining
    * XRP is not involved in shady dark web markets or criminal activity
    * Its in Ripple's best interest financially to be a wise steward of the crypto-currency
    This is an important point, because of the large XRP position held by the company. There's been a lot of speculation about motives but if you think about it logically, XRP is a valuable asset and it would be foolish to sell it recklessly while holding large quantities. Its in the company's best interests to act in a manner that is ethical and productive - harming the community of XRP holders is not a viable long term plan.
    * Although RCL is still moving towards decentralization, its in Ripple's best interests to operate validators ethically
    Its in Ripple's best interests to make sure that RCL operates ethically and fairly. Taking action that runs contrary to the spirit of a decentralized system is again not a viable long term plan. Look at Ethereum, they forked the network because they didn't like one of the contracts. And this, from a system which is supposed to enforce "code is law?"
    * A hand-picked all star development team with over two centuries of collective experience.
    * RCL is backed by a company that can afford to pay developer salaries
    This last one is huge. Right now Bitcoin is going through a governance crisis. You've got the Core team which has been co-opted by Blockstream, they are paid by Blockstream, there's a massive conflict of interest. They won't increase the block size, and instead they are peddling this massively overcomplicated Segwit, for what appears to be ulterior motives. The opposing consensus is that they are intentionally limiting the performance of the Bitcoin system to make their commercial alternative (Lightning network) more appealing. And then you have bad actors which own all the social media for Bitcoin. The bitcointalk forum, the bitcoin subreddit, the bitcoin website, and the official bitcoin GitHub repository. Censorship rules the day on these sites.
    * Anyone can develop software that runs on RCL
    There's plenty of documentation on the wiki, and RCL is open-access. Want a better wallet? You can write it. Shopping cart? Nothing is stopping anyone from building applications that work with XRP. They can build exchanges, e-commerce applications, the sky is the limit. Has been from day one.
    I think that if you compare XRP to BTC at this moment in time, in many ways it is superior. As a pure cryptocurrency XRP has many appealing features. All this and we have not even said a word about the non-XRP features.
    I have also not mentioned any of the company's publicly stated plans such as ILP or the MM program (and these plans are great). If you look at XRP all by itself just with what's already there, its a great cryptocurrency and competes quite favorably with the others. XRP can fill all the use-cases that Bitcoin can, and do a better job of it for the reasons stated above. If people are excited about Bitcoin they should also be excited about XRP.
     
     
  2. Morty liked a post in a topic by Vinnie in What are your views on XRP?   
    Talking only about XRP and not even mentioning the other cool features on RCL:

    * XRP transaction settles on the ledger in a matter of seconds
    * The fees for sending XRP are incredibly low
    * There's no artificial limit on the "block size"
    * RCL doesn't waste energy on mining
    * XRP is not involved in shady dark web markets or criminal activity
    * Its in Ripple's best interest financially to be a wise steward of the crypto-currency
    This is an important point, because of the large XRP position held by the company. There's been a lot of speculation about motives but if you think about it logically, XRP is a valuable asset and it would be foolish to sell it recklessly while holding large quantities. Its in the company's best interests to act in a manner that is ethical and productive - harming the community of XRP holders is not a viable long term plan.
    * Although RCL is still moving towards decentralization, its in Ripple's best interests to operate validators ethically
    Its in Ripple's best interests to make sure that RCL operates ethically and fairly. Taking action that runs contrary to the spirit of a decentralized system is again not a viable long term plan. Look at Ethereum, they forked the network because they didn't like one of the contracts. And this, from a system which is supposed to enforce "code is law?"
    * A hand-picked all star development team with over two centuries of collective experience.
    * RCL is backed by a company that can afford to pay developer salaries
    This last one is huge. Right now Bitcoin is going through a governance crisis. You've got the Core team which has been co-opted by Blockstream, they are paid by Blockstream, there's a massive conflict of interest. They won't increase the block size, and instead they are peddling this massively overcomplicated Segwit, for what appears to be ulterior motives. The opposing consensus is that they are intentionally limiting the performance of the Bitcoin system to make their commercial alternative (Lightning network) more appealing. And then you have bad actors which own all the social media for Bitcoin. The bitcointalk forum, the bitcoin subreddit, the bitcoin website, and the official bitcoin GitHub repository. Censorship rules the day on these sites.
    * Anyone can develop software that runs on RCL
    There's plenty of documentation on the wiki, and RCL is open-access. Want a better wallet? You can write it. Shopping cart? Nothing is stopping anyone from building applications that work with XRP. They can build exchanges, e-commerce applications, the sky is the limit. Has been from day one.
    I think that if you compare XRP to BTC at this moment in time, in many ways it is superior. As a pure cryptocurrency XRP has many appealing features. All this and we have not even said a word about the non-XRP features.
    I have also not mentioned any of the company's publicly stated plans such as ILP or the MM program (and these plans are great). If you look at XRP all by itself just with what's already there, its a great cryptocurrency and competes quite favorably with the others. XRP can fill all the use-cases that Bitcoin can, and do a better job of it for the reasons stated above. If people are excited about Bitcoin they should also be excited about XRP.
     
     
  3. Haydentiff liked a post in a topic by Vinnie in What are your views on XRP?   
    oops, forgot to add that:

    * A hand-picked all star development team with over two centuries of collective experience.
  4. Morty liked a post in a topic by Vinnie in What are your views on XRP?   
    Talking only about XRP and not even mentioning the other cool features on RCL:

    * XRP transaction settles on the ledger in a matter of seconds
    * The fees for sending XRP are incredibly low
    * There's no artificial limit on the "block size"
    * RCL doesn't waste energy on mining
    * XRP is not involved in shady dark web markets or criminal activity
    * Its in Ripple's best interest financially to be a wise steward of the crypto-currency
    This is an important point, because of the large XRP position held by the company. There's been a lot of speculation about motives but if you think about it logically, XRP is a valuable asset and it would be foolish to sell it recklessly while holding large quantities. Its in the company's best interests to act in a manner that is ethical and productive - harming the community of XRP holders is not a viable long term plan.
    * Although RCL is still moving towards decentralization, its in Ripple's best interests to operate validators ethically
    Its in Ripple's best interests to make sure that RCL operates ethically and fairly. Taking action that runs contrary to the spirit of a decentralized system is again not a viable long term plan. Look at Ethereum, they forked the network because they didn't like one of the contracts. And this, from a system which is supposed to enforce "code is law?"
    * A hand-picked all star development team with over two centuries of collective experience.
    * RCL is backed by a company that can afford to pay developer salaries
    This last one is huge. Right now Bitcoin is going through a governance crisis. You've got the Core team which has been co-opted by Blockstream, they are paid by Blockstream, there's a massive conflict of interest. They won't increase the block size, and instead they are peddling this massively overcomplicated Segwit, for what appears to be ulterior motives. The opposing consensus is that they are intentionally limiting the performance of the Bitcoin system to make their commercial alternative (Lightning network) more appealing. And then you have bad actors which own all the social media for Bitcoin. The bitcointalk forum, the bitcoin subreddit, the bitcoin website, and the official bitcoin GitHub repository. Censorship rules the day on these sites.
    * Anyone can develop software that runs on RCL
    There's plenty of documentation on the wiki, and RCL is open-access. Want a better wallet? You can write it. Shopping cart? Nothing is stopping anyone from building applications that work with XRP. They can build exchanges, e-commerce applications, the sky is the limit. Has been from day one.
    I think that if you compare XRP to BTC at this moment in time, in many ways it is superior. As a pure cryptocurrency XRP has many appealing features. All this and we have not even said a word about the non-XRP features.
    I have also not mentioned any of the company's publicly stated plans such as ILP or the MM program (and these plans are great). If you look at XRP all by itself just with what's already there, its a great cryptocurrency and competes quite favorably with the others. XRP can fill all the use-cases that Bitcoin can, and do a better job of it for the reasons stated above. If people are excited about Bitcoin they should also be excited about XRP.
     
     
  5. D-fault123 liked a post in a topic by Vinnie in XRP on Coinmarketcap   
    Because FOMO
  6. D-fault123 liked a post in a topic by Vinnie in What are your views on XRP?   
    no, No, NO! I would be so pissed if someone did this, and I would imagine there are plenty of other people would would not want this either. As much as I dislike Jed's actions, blocking people in this fashion is completely immoral and violates the spirit of the network. It undermines trust in the ledger and constitutes abuse. Practically speaking it would destroy most if not all of the value of the currency. People would flee in droves, knowing that their balances could become worthless on a whim.
  7. Vinnie liked a post in a topic by namini in What are your views on XRP?   
    This topic is great because a lot of ideas / problems are discussed.
  8. D-fault123 liked a post in a topic by Vinnie in What are your views on XRP?   
    no, No, NO! I would be so pissed if someone did this, and I would imagine there are plenty of other people would would not want this either. As much as I dislike Jed's actions, blocking people in this fashion is completely immoral and violates the spirit of the network. It undermines trust in the ledger and constitutes abuse. Practically speaking it would destroy most if not all of the value of the currency. People would flee in droves, knowing that their balances could become worthless on a whim.
  9. D-fault123 liked a post in a topic by Vinnie in What are your views on XRP?   
    no, No, NO! I would be so pissed if someone did this, and I would imagine there are plenty of other people would would not want this either. As much as I dislike Jed's actions, blocking people in this fashion is completely immoral and violates the spirit of the network. It undermines trust in the ledger and constitutes abuse. Practically speaking it would destroy most if not all of the value of the currency. People would flee in droves, knowing that their balances could become worthless on a whim.
  10. D-fault123 liked a post in a topic by Vinnie in What are your views on XRP?   
    no, No, NO! I would be so pissed if someone did this, and I would imagine there are plenty of other people would would not want this either. As much as I dislike Jed's actions, blocking people in this fashion is completely immoral and violates the spirit of the network. It undermines trust in the ledger and constitutes abuse. Practically speaking it would destroy most if not all of the value of the currency. People would flee in droves, knowing that their balances could become worthless on a whim.
  11. D-fault123 liked a post in a topic by Vinnie in What are your views on XRP?   
    no, No, NO! I would be so pissed if someone did this, and I would imagine there are plenty of other people would would not want this either. As much as I dislike Jed's actions, blocking people in this fashion is completely immoral and violates the spirit of the network. It undermines trust in the ledger and constitutes abuse. Practically speaking it would destroy most if not all of the value of the currency. People would flee in droves, knowing that their balances could become worthless on a whim.
  12. D-fault123 liked a post in a topic by Vinnie in What are your views on XRP?   
    no, No, NO! I would be so pissed if someone did this, and I would imagine there are plenty of other people would would not want this either. As much as I dislike Jed's actions, blocking people in this fashion is completely immoral and violates the spirit of the network. It undermines trust in the ledger and constitutes abuse. Practically speaking it would destroy most if not all of the value of the currency. People would flee in droves, knowing that their balances could become worthless on a whim.
  13. ElMoskito liked a post in a topic by Vinnie in What are your views on XRP?   
    No not at all, its the end of year so there are holidays, next year's planning, and management responsibilities. In other words some non-development work. Usually what you will see from me are alternating periods of intense rapid development followed by shorter periods with less activity. There's one last tough design issue in Beast before I can submit it to a Boost formal view (it's here: https://github.com/vinniefalco/Beast/issues/154). rippled is going to gain support for the WebSocket permessage-deflate extension (i.e. compression). All this library work will pave the way for some great improvements to rippled's server component (the part that serves JSON-RPC over HTTP and WebSocket). Lots to do, and I'm not going anywhere!
     
  14. Vinnie liked a post in a topic by Hodor in What are your views on XRP?   
    Funny how things turned out.  BTC was the original experiment in a decentralized token, but now look at the chaos around its governance in almost every category.  And yet it is how much per BTC right now? 
    XRP is poised off-stage for now, but it's almost time to take the stage! 
    This is huge for me.  Some of the concepts around validator logic are still at the edge of my understanding, but I know I don't like the idea of massive coal plants powering Bitcoin.  (Not to mention the concentration of what countries currently do more than 50% of the mining)  XRP is good for the environment! 
  15. Vinnie liked a post in a topic by JohnnieWalker in What are your views on XRP?   
    Hi Everyone
     
      Thought I'd weigh in on this.  For starters I'm new to the whole crypto world compared to most of you and it is apparent by reading these forums a lot less knowledgeable than most of you veterans here but nonetheless maybe thoughts from a new investor will give you some sort of value for your conversation.  As it starts I had very little guidance when it came to buying my first crypto. I had heard about it for a while but it was one conversation that took place I took a deeper look. Naturally I began with Bitcoin because it is the easiest and most clear route to gain access to anything else.  At first I wasn't interested in anything else.  I lucked out and bought bitcoin at a great time.  Profits were seen soon afterwards and my passion for bitcoin grew more everyday as I became more involved with the community. Then along came Ethereum and all its glory.  Ethereum was my path into the wicked world of alts.  I bought some at the beginning of its mainstream hype and made very quick profit.  I was very pleased to say the least.  As my knowledge in crypto gained it just so happened that one day I stumbled across ripple.  Someone in the trollbox was speaking highly of it and I decided to check it out.  It was well over a year as an amateur crypto enthusiast before I ever heard of Ripple.  Take that for what you will.  After researching the topic myself for many hours I decided this idea was worth investing in.
     
    So here we are and its about a year later.  Im still heavily invested in xrp.  At this point xrp is where I hold the most value.  Alot of people on here would probably view that as an unfortunate situation for me but Im completely fine with it because I believe in the technology and the target market which to my understanding is for large scale international settlements such as banks but perhaps and hopefully not limited too.   I don't believe Ripple has their eggs in one basket and if the banking thing doesnt take off then their still will be many use cases, lots of which will increase the value xrp.  Many of the complaints I see on this forum about the company I actually find to be positives. Yes I find it hard to watch as btc and alts make significant gains on nothing pure crap news, meanwhile Ripple very slowly depreciates in value or remains stable.  In the end however it is in my opinion that is silly to think that BTC could ever compete against the banking system.  Don't get me wrong there are uses for BTC but being as its history and how volatile it is I think it will be a long time before people can trust it and regular people just wont have a use for it.  Here comes xrp a coin that doesn't try to compete with the big boys but tells them heres a way to improve your system by a significant amount.  Huge interest is shown, millions of dollars being funded to xrp to continue to test and improve the system.  How could you not think this is going somewhere.  If I went into the bank and asked for millions of dollars for one of my many "great" ideas I would be laughed out of the bank.  There is something to this.  Not only that but an incredible development team leading things and making more moves than we could ever know without some sort of inside knowledge.  Which is another point people like to harp on.  Not enough noise coming from the ripple team. We the investors hear very little about the future plans of xrp which again I think is an intelligent move on Ripples part.  They leave us in the dark because they dont need the hype they dont need the pump and dump mentality with this early market.  If their short term plan was to make a quick buck you can bet they could have created a lot of noise and dumped billions more of zerps on us and been out by now. This just isnt the case and it seems to me that this is a calculated move on ripples part to prove to the big investors that this is a safe place to put thier money and with only 220 million market cap they will get first chance to invest deeply and keep control over the system.  
     
    I guess my last point is, despite unpopular belief, I do not care how the value of my xrp stack up against btc right now.  BTC is a monster right now and sure if i would have put everything Ive invested into crypto purely into BTC I would have wound up in a much more finacially friendly time in my life but if you want to live life that way than why didn't I invest everything into Potcoin when I first came to Poloniex.  It happened to be the first alt on poloniex I bought after showing up with some ethereum for a test.  I bought roughly near 100 sats and sold around 5000.  Too bad it was only a 10$ test run but lets face it I would have to be crazy to invest the farm in such a coin.  I certainly dont believe in it but i do believe in Ripple / xrp.  I do think it has a future and a plan to take it there. Time will tell, my ripple is tucked away till then.  If I lose it all then I took a chance and it didnt work out. The way I see it I have a lot to gain and a little to lose.  Anyways just my two cents.  Been great getting to know the other views in the community and I will continue to be a part of xrpchat even though its been a little depressing lately.  Lets face it, you wouldnt be here if you didnt see a future in the company so keep your head up, its coming soon..... I hope.
  16. Morty liked a post in a topic by Vinnie in What are your views on XRP?   
    Talking only about XRP and not even mentioning the other cool features on RCL:

    * XRP transaction settles on the ledger in a matter of seconds
    * The fees for sending XRP are incredibly low
    * There's no artificial limit on the "block size"
    * RCL doesn't waste energy on mining
    * XRP is not involved in shady dark web markets or criminal activity
    * Its in Ripple's best interest financially to be a wise steward of the crypto-currency
    This is an important point, because of the large XRP position held by the company. There's been a lot of speculation about motives but if you think about it logically, XRP is a valuable asset and it would be foolish to sell it recklessly while holding large quantities. Its in the company's best interests to act in a manner that is ethical and productive - harming the community of XRP holders is not a viable long term plan.
    * Although RCL is still moving towards decentralization, its in Ripple's best interests to operate validators ethically
    Its in Ripple's best interests to make sure that RCL operates ethically and fairly. Taking action that runs contrary to the spirit of a decentralized system is again not a viable long term plan. Look at Ethereum, they forked the network because they didn't like one of the contracts. And this, from a system which is supposed to enforce "code is law?"
    * A hand-picked all star development team with over two centuries of collective experience.
    * RCL is backed by a company that can afford to pay developer salaries
    This last one is huge. Right now Bitcoin is going through a governance crisis. You've got the Core team which has been co-opted by Blockstream, they are paid by Blockstream, there's a massive conflict of interest. They won't increase the block size, and instead they are peddling this massively overcomplicated Segwit, for what appears to be ulterior motives. The opposing consensus is that they are intentionally limiting the performance of the Bitcoin system to make their commercial alternative (Lightning network) more appealing. And then you have bad actors which own all the social media for Bitcoin. The bitcointalk forum, the bitcoin subreddit, the bitcoin website, and the official bitcoin GitHub repository. Censorship rules the day on these sites.
    * Anyone can develop software that runs on RCL
    There's plenty of documentation on the wiki, and RCL is open-access. Want a better wallet? You can write it. Shopping cart? Nothing is stopping anyone from building applications that work with XRP. They can build exchanges, e-commerce applications, the sky is the limit. Has been from day one.
    I think that if you compare XRP to BTC at this moment in time, in many ways it is superior. As a pure cryptocurrency XRP has many appealing features. All this and we have not even said a word about the non-XRP features.
    I have also not mentioned any of the company's publicly stated plans such as ILP or the MM program (and these plans are great). If you look at XRP all by itself just with what's already there, its a great cryptocurrency and competes quite favorably with the others. XRP can fill all the use-cases that Bitcoin can, and do a better job of it for the reasons stated above. If people are excited about Bitcoin they should also be excited about XRP.
     
     
  17. Morty liked a post in a topic by Vinnie in What are your views on XRP?   
    Talking only about XRP and not even mentioning the other cool features on RCL:

    * XRP transaction settles on the ledger in a matter of seconds
    * The fees for sending XRP are incredibly low
    * There's no artificial limit on the "block size"
    * RCL doesn't waste energy on mining
    * XRP is not involved in shady dark web markets or criminal activity
    * Its in Ripple's best interest financially to be a wise steward of the crypto-currency
    This is an important point, because of the large XRP position held by the company. There's been a lot of speculation about motives but if you think about it logically, XRP is a valuable asset and it would be foolish to sell it recklessly while holding large quantities. Its in the company's best interests to act in a manner that is ethical and productive - harming the community of XRP holders is not a viable long term plan.
    * Although RCL is still moving towards decentralization, its in Ripple's best interests to operate validators ethically
    Its in Ripple's best interests to make sure that RCL operates ethically and fairly. Taking action that runs contrary to the spirit of a decentralized system is again not a viable long term plan. Look at Ethereum, they forked the network because they didn't like one of the contracts. And this, from a system which is supposed to enforce "code is law?"
    * A hand-picked all star development team with over two centuries of collective experience.
    * RCL is backed by a company that can afford to pay developer salaries
    This last one is huge. Right now Bitcoin is going through a governance crisis. You've got the Core team which has been co-opted by Blockstream, they are paid by Blockstream, there's a massive conflict of interest. They won't increase the block size, and instead they are peddling this massively overcomplicated Segwit, for what appears to be ulterior motives. The opposing consensus is that they are intentionally limiting the performance of the Bitcoin system to make their commercial alternative (Lightning network) more appealing. And then you have bad actors which own all the social media for Bitcoin. The bitcointalk forum, the bitcoin subreddit, the bitcoin website, and the official bitcoin GitHub repository. Censorship rules the day on these sites.
    * Anyone can develop software that runs on RCL
    There's plenty of documentation on the wiki, and RCL is open-access. Want a better wallet? You can write it. Shopping cart? Nothing is stopping anyone from building applications that work with XRP. They can build exchanges, e-commerce applications, the sky is the limit. Has been from day one.
    I think that if you compare XRP to BTC at this moment in time, in many ways it is superior. As a pure cryptocurrency XRP has many appealing features. All this and we have not even said a word about the non-XRP features.
    I have also not mentioned any of the company's publicly stated plans such as ILP or the MM program (and these plans are great). If you look at XRP all by itself just with what's already there, its a great cryptocurrency and competes quite favorably with the others. XRP can fill all the use-cases that Bitcoin can, and do a better job of it for the reasons stated above. If people are excited about Bitcoin they should also be excited about XRP.
     
     
  18. Morty liked a post in a topic by Vinnie in What are your views on XRP?   
    Talking only about XRP and not even mentioning the other cool features on RCL:

    * XRP transaction settles on the ledger in a matter of seconds
    * The fees for sending XRP are incredibly low
    * There's no artificial limit on the "block size"
    * RCL doesn't waste energy on mining
    * XRP is not involved in shady dark web markets or criminal activity
    * Its in Ripple's best interest financially to be a wise steward of the crypto-currency
    This is an important point, because of the large XRP position held by the company. There's been a lot of speculation about motives but if you think about it logically, XRP is a valuable asset and it would be foolish to sell it recklessly while holding large quantities. Its in the company's best interests to act in a manner that is ethical and productive - harming the community of XRP holders is not a viable long term plan.
    * Although RCL is still moving towards decentralization, its in Ripple's best interests to operate validators ethically
    Its in Ripple's best interests to make sure that RCL operates ethically and fairly. Taking action that runs contrary to the spirit of a decentralized system is again not a viable long term plan. Look at Ethereum, they forked the network because they didn't like one of the contracts. And this, from a system which is supposed to enforce "code is law?"
    * A hand-picked all star development team with over two centuries of collective experience.
    * RCL is backed by a company that can afford to pay developer salaries
    This last one is huge. Right now Bitcoin is going through a governance crisis. You've got the Core team which has been co-opted by Blockstream, they are paid by Blockstream, there's a massive conflict of interest. They won't increase the block size, and instead they are peddling this massively overcomplicated Segwit, for what appears to be ulterior motives. The opposing consensus is that they are intentionally limiting the performance of the Bitcoin system to make their commercial alternative (Lightning network) more appealing. And then you have bad actors which own all the social media for Bitcoin. The bitcointalk forum, the bitcoin subreddit, the bitcoin website, and the official bitcoin GitHub repository. Censorship rules the day on these sites.
    * Anyone can develop software that runs on RCL
    There's plenty of documentation on the wiki, and RCL is open-access. Want a better wallet? You can write it. Shopping cart? Nothing is stopping anyone from building applications that work with XRP. They can build exchanges, e-commerce applications, the sky is the limit. Has been from day one.
    I think that if you compare XRP to BTC at this moment in time, in many ways it is superior. As a pure cryptocurrency XRP has many appealing features. All this and we have not even said a word about the non-XRP features.
    I have also not mentioned any of the company's publicly stated plans such as ILP or the MM program (and these plans are great). If you look at XRP all by itself just with what's already there, its a great cryptocurrency and competes quite favorably with the others. XRP can fill all the use-cases that Bitcoin can, and do a better job of it for the reasons stated above. If people are excited about Bitcoin they should also be excited about XRP.
     
     
  19. Morty liked a post in a topic by Vinnie in What are your views on XRP?   
    Talking only about XRP and not even mentioning the other cool features on RCL:

    * XRP transaction settles on the ledger in a matter of seconds
    * The fees for sending XRP are incredibly low
    * There's no artificial limit on the "block size"
    * RCL doesn't waste energy on mining
    * XRP is not involved in shady dark web markets or criminal activity
    * Its in Ripple's best interest financially to be a wise steward of the crypto-currency
    This is an important point, because of the large XRP position held by the company. There's been a lot of speculation about motives but if you think about it logically, XRP is a valuable asset and it would be foolish to sell it recklessly while holding large quantities. Its in the company's best interests to act in a manner that is ethical and productive - harming the community of XRP holders is not a viable long term plan.
    * Although RCL is still moving towards decentralization, its in Ripple's best interests to operate validators ethically
    Its in Ripple's best interests to make sure that RCL operates ethically and fairly. Taking action that runs contrary to the spirit of a decentralized system is again not a viable long term plan. Look at Ethereum, they forked the network because they didn't like one of the contracts. And this, from a system which is supposed to enforce "code is law?"
    * A hand-picked all star development team with over two centuries of collective experience.
    * RCL is backed by a company that can afford to pay developer salaries
    This last one is huge. Right now Bitcoin is going through a governance crisis. You've got the Core team which has been co-opted by Blockstream, they are paid by Blockstream, there's a massive conflict of interest. They won't increase the block size, and instead they are peddling this massively overcomplicated Segwit, for what appears to be ulterior motives. The opposing consensus is that they are intentionally limiting the performance of the Bitcoin system to make their commercial alternative (Lightning network) more appealing. And then you have bad actors which own all the social media for Bitcoin. The bitcointalk forum, the bitcoin subreddit, the bitcoin website, and the official bitcoin GitHub repository. Censorship rules the day on these sites.
    * Anyone can develop software that runs on RCL
    There's plenty of documentation on the wiki, and RCL is open-access. Want a better wallet? You can write it. Shopping cart? Nothing is stopping anyone from building applications that work with XRP. They can build exchanges, e-commerce applications, the sky is the limit. Has been from day one.
    I think that if you compare XRP to BTC at this moment in time, in many ways it is superior. As a pure cryptocurrency XRP has many appealing features. All this and we have not even said a word about the non-XRP features.
    I have also not mentioned any of the company's publicly stated plans such as ILP or the MM program (and these plans are great). If you look at XRP all by itself just with what's already there, its a great cryptocurrency and competes quite favorably with the others. XRP can fill all the use-cases that Bitcoin can, and do a better job of it for the reasons stated above. If people are excited about Bitcoin they should also be excited about XRP.
     
     
  20. Morty liked a post in a topic by Vinnie in What are your views on XRP?   
    Talking only about XRP and not even mentioning the other cool features on RCL:

    * XRP transaction settles on the ledger in a matter of seconds
    * The fees for sending XRP are incredibly low
    * There's no artificial limit on the "block size"
    * RCL doesn't waste energy on mining
    * XRP is not involved in shady dark web markets or criminal activity
    * Its in Ripple's best interest financially to be a wise steward of the crypto-currency
    This is an important point, because of the large XRP position held by the company. There's been a lot of speculation about motives but if you think about it logically, XRP is a valuable asset and it would be foolish to sell it recklessly while holding large quantities. Its in the company's best interests to act in a manner that is ethical and productive - harming the community of XRP holders is not a viable long term plan.
    * Although RCL is still moving towards decentralization, its in Ripple's best interests to operate validators ethically
    Its in Ripple's best interests to make sure that RCL operates ethically and fairly. Taking action that runs contrary to the spirit of a decentralized system is again not a viable long term plan. Look at Ethereum, they forked the network because they didn't like one of the contracts. And this, from a system which is supposed to enforce "code is law?"
    * A hand-picked all star development team with over two centuries of collective experience.
    * RCL is backed by a company that can afford to pay developer salaries
    This last one is huge. Right now Bitcoin is going through a governance crisis. You've got the Core team which has been co-opted by Blockstream, they are paid by Blockstream, there's a massive conflict of interest. They won't increase the block size, and instead they are peddling this massively overcomplicated Segwit, for what appears to be ulterior motives. The opposing consensus is that they are intentionally limiting the performance of the Bitcoin system to make their commercial alternative (Lightning network) more appealing. And then you have bad actors which own all the social media for Bitcoin. The bitcointalk forum, the bitcoin subreddit, the bitcoin website, and the official bitcoin GitHub repository. Censorship rules the day on these sites.
    * Anyone can develop software that runs on RCL
    There's plenty of documentation on the wiki, and RCL is open-access. Want a better wallet? You can write it. Shopping cart? Nothing is stopping anyone from building applications that work with XRP. They can build exchanges, e-commerce applications, the sky is the limit. Has been from day one.
    I think that if you compare XRP to BTC at this moment in time, in many ways it is superior. As a pure cryptocurrency XRP has many appealing features. All this and we have not even said a word about the non-XRP features.
    I have also not mentioned any of the company's publicly stated plans such as ILP or the MM program (and these plans are great). If you look at XRP all by itself just with what's already there, its a great cryptocurrency and competes quite favorably with the others. XRP can fill all the use-cases that Bitcoin can, and do a better job of it for the reasons stated above. If people are excited about Bitcoin they should also be excited about XRP.
     
     
  21. Morty liked a post in a topic by Vinnie in What are your views on XRP?   
    Talking only about XRP and not even mentioning the other cool features on RCL:

    * XRP transaction settles on the ledger in a matter of seconds
    * The fees for sending XRP are incredibly low
    * There's no artificial limit on the "block size"
    * RCL doesn't waste energy on mining
    * XRP is not involved in shady dark web markets or criminal activity
    * Its in Ripple's best interest financially to be a wise steward of the crypto-currency
    This is an important point, because of the large XRP position held by the company. There's been a lot of speculation about motives but if you think about it logically, XRP is a valuable asset and it would be foolish to sell it recklessly while holding large quantities. Its in the company's best interests to act in a manner that is ethical and productive - harming the community of XRP holders is not a viable long term plan.
    * Although RCL is still moving towards decentralization, its in Ripple's best interests to operate validators ethically
    Its in Ripple's best interests to make sure that RCL operates ethically and fairly. Taking action that runs contrary to the spirit of a decentralized system is again not a viable long term plan. Look at Ethereum, they forked the network because they didn't like one of the contracts. And this, from a system which is supposed to enforce "code is law?"
    * A hand-picked all star development team with over two centuries of collective experience.
    * RCL is backed by a company that can afford to pay developer salaries
    This last one is huge. Right now Bitcoin is going through a governance crisis. You've got the Core team which has been co-opted by Blockstream, they are paid by Blockstream, there's a massive conflict of interest. They won't increase the block size, and instead they are peddling this massively overcomplicated Segwit, for what appears to be ulterior motives. The opposing consensus is that they are intentionally limiting the performance of the Bitcoin system to make their commercial alternative (Lightning network) more appealing. And then you have bad actors which own all the social media for Bitcoin. The bitcointalk forum, the bitcoin subreddit, the bitcoin website, and the official bitcoin GitHub repository. Censorship rules the day on these sites.
    * Anyone can develop software that runs on RCL
    There's plenty of documentation on the wiki, and RCL is open-access. Want a better wallet? You can write it. Shopping cart? Nothing is stopping anyone from building applications that work with XRP. They can build exchanges, e-commerce applications, the sky is the limit. Has been from day one.
    I think that if you compare XRP to BTC at this moment in time, in many ways it is superior. As a pure cryptocurrency XRP has many appealing features. All this and we have not even said a word about the non-XRP features.
    I have also not mentioned any of the company's publicly stated plans such as ILP or the MM program (and these plans are great). If you look at XRP all by itself just with what's already there, its a great cryptocurrency and competes quite favorably with the others. XRP can fill all the use-cases that Bitcoin can, and do a better job of it for the reasons stated above. If people are excited about Bitcoin they should also be excited about XRP.
     
     
  22. Morty liked a post in a topic by Vinnie in What are your views on XRP?   
    Talking only about XRP and not even mentioning the other cool features on RCL:

    * XRP transaction settles on the ledger in a matter of seconds
    * The fees for sending XRP are incredibly low
    * There's no artificial limit on the "block size"
    * RCL doesn't waste energy on mining
    * XRP is not involved in shady dark web markets or criminal activity
    * Its in Ripple's best interest financially to be a wise steward of the crypto-currency
    This is an important point, because of the large XRP position held by the company. There's been a lot of speculation about motives but if you think about it logically, XRP is a valuable asset and it would be foolish to sell it recklessly while holding large quantities. Its in the company's best interests to act in a manner that is ethical and productive - harming the community of XRP holders is not a viable long term plan.
    * Although RCL is still moving towards decentralization, its in Ripple's best interests to operate validators ethically
    Its in Ripple's best interests to make sure that RCL operates ethically and fairly. Taking action that runs contrary to the spirit of a decentralized system is again not a viable long term plan. Look at Ethereum, they forked the network because they didn't like one of the contracts. And this, from a system which is supposed to enforce "code is law?"
    * A hand-picked all star development team with over two centuries of collective experience.
    * RCL is backed by a company that can afford to pay developer salaries
    This last one is huge. Right now Bitcoin is going through a governance crisis. You've got the Core team which has been co-opted by Blockstream, they are paid by Blockstream, there's a massive conflict of interest. They won't increase the block size, and instead they are peddling this massively overcomplicated Segwit, for what appears to be ulterior motives. The opposing consensus is that they are intentionally limiting the performance of the Bitcoin system to make their commercial alternative (Lightning network) more appealing. And then you have bad actors which own all the social media for Bitcoin. The bitcointalk forum, the bitcoin subreddit, the bitcoin website, and the official bitcoin GitHub repository. Censorship rules the day on these sites.
    * Anyone can develop software that runs on RCL
    There's plenty of documentation on the wiki, and RCL is open-access. Want a better wallet? You can write it. Shopping cart? Nothing is stopping anyone from building applications that work with XRP. They can build exchanges, e-commerce applications, the sky is the limit. Has been from day one.
    I think that if you compare XRP to BTC at this moment in time, in many ways it is superior. As a pure cryptocurrency XRP has many appealing features. All this and we have not even said a word about the non-XRP features.
    I have also not mentioned any of the company's publicly stated plans such as ILP or the MM program (and these plans are great). If you look at XRP all by itself just with what's already there, its a great cryptocurrency and competes quite favorably with the others. XRP can fill all the use-cases that Bitcoin can, and do a better job of it for the reasons stated above. If people are excited about Bitcoin they should also be excited about XRP.
     
     
  23. D-fault123 liked a post in a topic by Vinnie in XRP on Coinmarketcap   
    Because FOMO
  24. Morty liked a post in a topic by Vinnie in What are your views on XRP?   
    Talking only about XRP and not even mentioning the other cool features on RCL:

    * XRP transaction settles on the ledger in a matter of seconds
    * The fees for sending XRP are incredibly low
    * There's no artificial limit on the "block size"
    * RCL doesn't waste energy on mining
    * XRP is not involved in shady dark web markets or criminal activity
    * Its in Ripple's best interest financially to be a wise steward of the crypto-currency
    This is an important point, because of the large XRP position held by the company. There's been a lot of speculation about motives but if you think about it logically, XRP is a valuable asset and it would be foolish to sell it recklessly while holding large quantities. Its in the company's best interests to act in a manner that is ethical and productive - harming the community of XRP holders is not a viable long term plan.
    * Although RCL is still moving towards decentralization, its in Ripple's best interests to operate validators ethically
    Its in Ripple's best interests to make sure that RCL operates ethically and fairly. Taking action that runs contrary to the spirit of a decentralized system is again not a viable long term plan. Look at Ethereum, they forked the network because they didn't like one of the contracts. And this, from a system which is supposed to enforce "code is law?"
    * A hand-picked all star development team with over two centuries of collective experience.
    * RCL is backed by a company that can afford to pay developer salaries
    This last one is huge. Right now Bitcoin is going through a governance crisis. You've got the Core team which has been co-opted by Blockstream, they are paid by Blockstream, there's a massive conflict of interest. They won't increase the block size, and instead they are peddling this massively overcomplicated Segwit, for what appears to be ulterior motives. The opposing consensus is that they are intentionally limiting the performance of the Bitcoin system to make their commercial alternative (Lightning network) more appealing. And then you have bad actors which own all the social media for Bitcoin. The bitcointalk forum, the bitcoin subreddit, the bitcoin website, and the official bitcoin GitHub repository. Censorship rules the day on these sites.
    * Anyone can develop software that runs on RCL
    There's plenty of documentation on the wiki, and RCL is open-access. Want a better wallet? You can write it. Shopping cart? Nothing is stopping anyone from building applications that work with XRP. They can build exchanges, e-commerce applications, the sky is the limit. Has been from day one.
    I think that if you compare XRP to BTC at this moment in time, in many ways it is superior. As a pure cryptocurrency XRP has many appealing features. All this and we have not even said a word about the non-XRP features.
    I have also not mentioned any of the company's publicly stated plans such as ILP or the MM program (and these plans are great). If you look at XRP all by itself just with what's already there, its a great cryptocurrency and competes quite favorably with the others. XRP can fill all the use-cases that Bitcoin can, and do a better job of it for the reasons stated above. If people are excited about Bitcoin they should also be excited about XRP.
     
     
  25. Haydentiff liked a post in a topic by Vinnie in What are your views on XRP?   
    oops, forgot to add that:

    * A hand-picked all star development team with over two centuries of collective experience.