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Bitcoin Vs. Ripple: Fighting For The Future Of Money

Jan. 05, 2022 12:46 PM ETRipple USD (XRP-USD)BTC-USD66 Comments


  • XRP is an efficient and popular cryptocurrency with a high utility.
  • To be efficient, however, it has foregone a high level of decentralization.
  • While Ripple, the software and company, could be successful, I don't think XRP, the native cryptocurrency, is a good investment.
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Thesis Summary

Bitcoin (BTC-USD) is the world's premier cryptocurrency, and many believe it could one day become a common means of exchange. But there are many competitors out there, and one of the most notable is Ripple (XRP-USD)

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