Ripple update: The Measure of Success by Andreas Antonopoulos
Here is a talk I was at in Dublin by Andreas which presents a good sentiment for this thread on how to define the success of a coin.
He mentions Ripple once at this point (note the booing (not laughter)): [https://youtu.be/mPMsbgWl9p4?t=1910](https://youtu.be/mPMsbgWl9p4?t=1910) but you would want to listen from at least 31.49 to get the context which is,
The Dominance Index is a percentage of the total market capitalisation of cryptocurrencies owned by bitcoin.
32:02Here’s why this is not a good metric (of success).
32:04Here’s why we shouldn’t look at that metric for any of the cryptocurrencies.
32:09Market capitalisation tells you which is the “richest” cryptocurrency.
32:15I can guarantee you that there will be cryptocurrencies “richer,” “bigger,” more broadly accepted than bitcoin.
32:26It is very easy to do that, all you have to do is sacrifice the principles.
32:32You can make something that is cheap, fast, centralised, controlled, and censored.
32:40Then you can pump money into it and make it “mainsteam.”
32:44FaceCoin will be “bigger” than bitcoin. FedCoin will be “bigger” than bitcoin.
32:50Hell, Ripple may be “bigger” than bitcoin sometime soon. [Laughter]
Here is the original talk: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPMsbgWl9p4](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPMsbgWl9p4)
There might be some conflict between the sentiment in the video and, seemingly, Andreas’ attitude to XRP and Ripple but I still think that he makes some excellent points that are worth reflecting on and that are applicable in our community.
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