Great read. Really loved this insight from the article:
"Novel Uses for XRP
“Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.”
Adoption creates exposure which leads to new forms of adoption. Ripple was designed to improve upon the technology and flaws of bank-to-bank transfers. In a short span of time, we have seen XRP adopted for cross-border transactions, one-hundred million dollar hedge funds and money transfers companies. So here’s the big question: what’s next?
If cryptocurrency becomes a lasting feature in the digital world, then it is likely going to be used in ways we have not yet thought of. Consider the internet. A person in 1998, struggling to send emails, could not have imagined the widespread use it holds today. Crypto will be the same way. In fact, it has to be that way. If we stagnate as just a currency, despite the great feature of decentralization and blockchain, cryptocurrency will fade into obscurity or be a niche tool that most of the world ignores."