Ripple Director for Developer Relations Matt Hamilton is out to set the file straight on XRP and the XRP Ledger, clarifying a number of the “misconceptions” that encompass the digital asset.
XRP, even earlier than being the topic of the lawsuit filed by the U.S. Securities and Trade Fee (SEC) towards Ripple Labs, was already hounded by narratives that don’t assist in its good publicity.
Such tales centered on it not being an actual cryptocurrency due to its a number of traits which embrace having “closed” centralized nodes. The asset was criticized for this, leading to persistent hostility between XRP holders and the remainder of crypto group.
Even with the continued court docket battle between the regulator and XRP’s dad or mum firm, this challenge nonetheless stays in the back of individuals’s minds.
Hamilton tackles the problems
Throughout an interview with the Crypto Jebb YouTube channel, Hamilton gave his tackle the matter, hoping to dispel the “Ripple myths.”
Beginning off, the Ripple official stated the phrases centralization and decentralization have completely different meanings for various individuals. That is the rationale why the group can not agree on XRP’s standing as a centralized or decentralized community.
For Hamilton, the phrase “decentralized” means the flexibility for anybody to make use of the community with out restrictions, including that no occasion might cease XRP customers from doing transactions on the community in the event that they want to.
Ripple doesn’t management XRP community
The centralization of nodes on the XRP Ledger is one other level of rivalry for the matter. The ledger at present has 156 validator nodes, 19 of that are identifiable as Ripple nodes. Because of this Ripple controls 12% of the nodes.
Hamilton elaborated on this, saying Ripple nodes comprise solely a small share of the community and with 80% of the consensus wanted to validate transactions; there is no such thing as a means for Ripple to govern the community.
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