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Ripple’s CTO: XRP Is Becoming More Decentralized Than Bitcoin and Ethereum

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 08:17
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Alex Dovbnya
Ripple’s centralization remains a hot topic in the cryptocurrency space, but David Schwartz is determined to put this debate to rest
Ripple’s CTO: XRP Is Becoming More Decentralized Than Bitcoin and Ethereum
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Ripple's XRP has faced a scathing critique from those who claim that it’s too centralized. However, the company’s CTO, David Schwartz, claims that Ripple is currently gunning for more decentralization in order to put an end to these claims.  

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More decentralized than Bitcoin

During this year’s first episode of The Ripple Drop, they sat down with Schwartz, who’s considered to be one of the original architects of the XRP ledger. Speaking of the biggest changes he witnessed during the last year, he claims that it was an increase in decentralization. He adds that XRP is actually becoming more decentralized than Bitcoin and Ethereum. The two OG currencies have multiple downsides because of their Proof-of-Work (PoW) algorithm (a much higher latency is, of course, is one of them). Bitcoin doomsayers claim that Bitcoin is not scalable enough to remain the number one coin on the market.
Ripple’s CTO: XRP Is Becoming More Decentralized Than Bitcoin and Ethereum


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Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets, can be contacted at