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XRP

XRP is a cryptocurrency designed by the company Ripple Labs in 2012. XRP wants to enable secure, instant, and nearly free transactions between financial institutions.

Finance and payments

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Reviews for XRP

🔑 3 positive | 💩 11 negative

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But the company is managing a “bridge currency” [XRP] that they package to retail investors, who buy on the assumption that they are front-running big bank purchasers.

2018-04-05 | Full Review

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Ripple is far from trust-minimized. As a result it has high governance costs, including the disputes described here, and poor social scalability.

Nick Szabo, Blockchain, cryptocurrency, and smart contracts pioneer

2018-02-06 | Full Review

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In the case of XRP, we believe that the token holds little utility beyond payment of negligible fees, and thus is unlikely to maintain and build value in the long term. While we expect that XRP tokens will continue to see price spikes as Ripple Inc. makes announcements, we don’t believe that the fundamentals of the protocol will build sustained value for XRP.

2017-08-31 | Full Review

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XRP is a security. Ripple Co is the issuer. Brad Garlinghouse, Chris Larsen, and other Ripple Co executives are subject to the anti-fraud laws under SEC jurisdiction.

2018-04-04 | Full Review

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Big picture: I have nothing against Ripple or XRP. It's not a scam. It may have a killer use case. Just need to acknowledge that more than 50% of XRP are owned by one company, and most trusted nodes are run by that same company, and some assets on ledger can be frozen.

Ari Paul, Co-founder and CIO of BlockTower Capital

2017-12-31 | Full Review

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Full disclosure. I am a day 1 investor in ripple labs. I have said many times you need to diversify bets in the crypto space. I just think we need to look at things correctly.

2017-12-29 | Full Review

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The problem is I don't think #xrp has a use case. Currently its intended use case is highly speculative. Yet unproven. Banks are still uninterested in the token #xrp, six years after #ripple was incorporated. Banks are not clueless.

2018-06-09 | Full Review

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It's not that I stopped liking ripple. I didn't agree with how the company was being run and...that they were keeping all the xrp rather than distributing most of it like we had originally planned.

2017-05-06 | Full Review

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I practiced corporate and securities law – and no, XRP is not a security. If Ripple the company went away tomorrow: 1. you guys would have nothing to talk about but 2. (and more importantly) XRP would still exist and flourish. Would enjoy a (non-trollish) debate on this.

2018-04-06 | Full Review

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Banks are not going to disappear simply because of bitcoin and any "revolution" will require 20-30 years to happen. I would argue that protocols like $xrp are not an anomaly. They are a reflection of the trade off between centralization and existing infrastructure. Their perspective is that blockchain is a technology first and foremost and not a wide cloud network like Facebook.

2018-01-06 | Full Review

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Like are you fucking kidding me? Not a chance in hell that XRP is more decentralized than BTC. But hey, once something is used as a metric, it's no longer a useful measure.

2018-08-22 | Full Review

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I think we've all been pointing this out. There is no reason for XRP to exist other than to enrich the founders of Ripple.

2018-07-23 | Full Review

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I never cared about nor followed Ripple much but their complete dishonesty about the XRP issue is baffling and insulting. Their lies are going to turn me from indifferent to an active enemy of the project / company.

2018-10-04 | Full Review

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If banks end up using XRP (massive huge “if”) it’s because Ripple can create more XRP at any time. There’s zero credibility to their monetary policy.

2018-11-20 | Full Review

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