BITCOIN is facing stiff competition from rival Ripple and it’s CEO has revealed why the cryptocurrency is catching up quick.
Bitcoin will soon be caught up by Ripple, the next cryptocurrency surging in price and taking on the market and the company’s CEO has revealed what makes the cryptocurrency so special.
Speaking on NBC’s Press:Here, Ripple’s CEO Brad Garlinghouse said: “The reason why XRP is unique is, it settles in three seconds so I’m not taking risks on kind of volatile where bitcoin take hours.”
XRP is the cryptocurrency that powers Ripple’s blockchain technology to send money across the world in real time settlements.
Ripple has attracted tens of millions of dollars worth of investment leading to it being dubbed the bitcoin that banks like.
The CEO said: “A lot for the speculation that’s gone on about XRP lately is people realising bitcoin is not going to be the kind of panacea of all things blockchain we once thought it would be.
“Instead you’re having vertical specific. XRP is solving a payments problem and it’s very efficient to do that.”
He told CNBC: “We have over 100 banks working with Ripple today around the world.
“I think the vast majority of banks, like 99.9 percent of banks actually are paying other banks, the global money sender banks like JP Morgan or Citibank to make those settlements.