Ripple CTO David Schwartz says he wants to have as many people as possible have no barriers to using XRP.
In a tweet to his 434,000 Twitter followers, Schwartz says that he is often asked about whether certain technologies should be exclusively compatible with XRP.
According to Schwartz, he prefers to live in a world where XRP works with other platforms and protocols.
“Many times, I get asked whether something should be made to only work with XRP. Unless it’s an XRPL feature (where XRP really is special because it’s the only native asset), I almost always say, ‘No, it should work with anything it can be made to work with’.
If something only works with XRP, it’s only interesting today to people who fit XRP today. That isn’t everyone. I’d rather some technology that works with XRP work for as many people today as possible. Why?
Because there are lots of technologies that don’t work with XRP. And people who use those technologies will have a much harder time migrating to XRP even if it fits their needs at some time. I want to have the largest pool of possible that have no barrier to using XRP.”
The blockchain veteran uses Google as an example to illustrate his point.
“This draws more people to the technology and cause everyone to get better user experiences from that technology. If you can use it even when XRP makes no sense, you can easily use it when XRP does make sense.
If Google had tried to make the Internet only work well for people who use Google stuff, the Internet would suck for a lot of people. And then there would be a lot fewer Internet users, Internet devices, and Internet connections to access Google stuff even when it’s a fit.”Don't Miss a Beat – Subscribe to get crypto email alerts delivered directly to your inbox
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