Unlike Bitcoin, XRP is a centralized token that is issued and controlled by a parent corporation, Ripple Labs. Ripple’s main business model is dumping XRP on naive retail investors and then using the cash proceeds to buy publicity and to pay other financial services companies to try out its software.
Jed McCaleb, the co-founder of Ripple Labs, has a shady past and a history of turning on those closest to him. I do not know him personally, but this is my opinion after much online research.
U.S banks will never adopt XRP at large scale. To do so would be to give far too much power to a private company like Ripple Labs.
Ripple Labs and its co-founder continue to dump XRP on unsuspecting retail investors.
For these reasons, I prefer to own Bitcoin, which is decentralized and has a fixed max supply.
Not investment advice! Consult a financial adviser.
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