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Re: Stellar launches - Ripple-like decentralized ledger

From: Jeffrey Cliff <jeffrey.cliff@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 3 Aug 2014 20:56:09 -0400
Message-ID: <CAAR2Wu9S1smJEprsRrDJUF+Mw67YYgv+cXeSQH3MLKBmesrB_w@mail.gmail.com>
To: Adrian Hope-Bailie <adrian@hopebailie.com>
Cc: Arthur Britto <ahbritto@gmail.com>, Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>, John Packel <jpackel@yahoo.com>, Web Payments CG <public-webpayments@w3.org>
>My point was that you have effectively two networks running on almost identical stacks but one uses XRP which are mostly owned by the founders and the other,

...actually there's more than two.  https://ripple.com/wiki/Forks
there's at least one other active fork, with a few other inactive
ones.  Stellar has good marketing, but otherwise that hasn't changed.

On 03/08/2014, Adrian Hope-Bailie <adrian@hopebailie.com> wrote:
> :) I don't dispute that.
>
> My point was that you have effectively two networks running on almost
> identical stacks but one uses XRP which are mostly owned by the founders
> and the other, run by a non-profit, uses Stellars which are being
> distributed in a much more transparent way. (Plus one of the founders of
> Stellar is ex-Ripple)
>
> I have to say my long term bet is on Stellar, even if it's just for "feel
> good" reasons.
>
>
>
> On 4 August 2014 00:18, Arthur Britto <ahbritto@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> On Fri, Aug 1, 2014 at 7:19 AM, Adrian Hope-Bailie
>> <adrian@hopebailie.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> My theory is that Ripple have realised that they will not get wide
>>> spread
>>> support given that their intermediary currency is mostly held by
>>> themselves.
>>> i.e. They invented a network that will make them rich if everyone starts
>>> to use it.
>>>
>>
>> IMO, Ripple Labs is doing excellent. See our blog for more details:
>> https://ripple.com/blog/
>>
>> Arthur Britto
>> Co-founder & Chief Strategist, Ripple Labs
>>
>


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