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Ripple CEO says even he cannot control the XRP Ledger

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Today, while giving the interview to a journalist during the Swell event, the CEO of Ripple, Brad Garlinghouse made it crystal clear that XRP is fully decentralized. The head of Ripple even went on to say that all the FUD around XRP is spread by only the haters who have an economic benefit in doing so.

While responding to the criticism that XRP is not decentralized, he went on to say even he as a CEO cannot control the ledger of XRP or change a transaction, that’s how much decentralized the cryptocurrency token is. Once an Uber drive and now the CEO of Ripple, emphasized that XRP is ‘very clearly’ decentralized.

Brad Garlinghouse went on to that irony this is, as XRP has become more decentralized, Bitcoin is getting more centralized. Backing his statement that Bitcoin is becoming more centralized, Ripple CEO said that more and more 51% attacks today are launched on Bitcoin and only three mega miners that are based in China that can control Bitcoin blockchain. Cheddar Tweeted a part of the interview video earlier today:

The main head behind Ripple currently, Mr. Garlinghouse believes that a lot of people are spreading the misinformation merely for their economic interests and that does not bother him much. He thinks the facts are crystal clear and say by themselves.

Talking about the facts he said, it’s a fact that anyone can check the XRP ecosystem and that if Ripple does something which is not in the XRP ecosystem’s best interest, the rest of the ecosystem is undoubtedly going to ignore them.

The CEO asserted that without touch the technical stuff for the sake of the general public’s interest, he can confirm that XRP is a decentralized coin at its best. And if someone wishes to dive into the technical details, he’ll find only that too. According to Garlinghouse, many people continue to confuse the general public about Ripple and XRP intentionally, which are two different entities.

In response to the confusion, he said, that’s something that he wants the community to understand. Concluding the discussion, Garlinghouse said,

“Ripple is a centralized company investing in decentralized technology, in the same way Amazon was invested in TCP/IP”

As we all know, times haven’t been that good for crypto market lately, and Ripple’s XRP hasn’t been an exception either. But on top of market trends, two main reasons kept investors away from Ripple(XRP). One was this daunting debate that XRP is centralized, and the other was, it’s a security.

Now, both of these issues seem to be getting resolved over time rather nicely, so we can all expect some good days are coming for the crypto. Yes, the time will tell what’s ahead, but things are apparently starting to change. And, the latest affirmation of Ripple CEO on XRP centralization issue could affect on its market positively too.

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Is there a Real Value to Binance Coin (BNB)?

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Binance Coin (BNB) is one of the most interesting cryptocurrencies at the market right now. The coin was developed by the largest crypto exchange by trading volume in the world, and it only works within the exchange’s ecosystem. However, it still managed to achieve what many believed was impossible — it stopped following Bitcoin’s lead, and it started carving its own path.

At the very least, the coin is highly intriguing, but does it hold real value? This is a question that many in the crypto community have been asking for a while now, uncertain whether BNB is a worthy investment or not.

What gives BNB its value?

Binance Coin cannot be used for purchasing goods and services, like Bitcoin. It currently does not fuel a development platform like Ethereum. It cannot even be used as XRP for sending international payments. However, the coin had still managed to triple its price in the last three months and to surge when most other cryptocurrencies were seeing losses due to the last remnants of the crypto winter.

BNB managed to achieve all of this because of its use cases within Binance, but also because of its future potential. First of all, Binance is the largest crypto exchange in the world, with millions of customers, most of which use the exchange on a daily basis.

This means that the exchange inspires…

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Top 3 Reasons To HODL Binance Coin (BNB)

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After 2018 crypto winter began, everyone involved with cryptocurrencies experienced quite a difficult period. The prices were down, weak projects started failing, and even the strong ones appeared to be in more trouble than they could face. The year was especially difficult for HODLers, as they expected that the coins’ prices would continue to skyrocket. Instead, they lost a fortune, not even knowing if the prices will ever start returning to their former heights.

These days, things do not seem so bad anymore. The prices are still down, most of the coins are still at their newly-found bottoms, but smaller bull runs are improving the situation, while a massive one still remains somewhere in the future, at least according to optimists.

However, among the coins in the vast and diverse crypto market, one token stands out. Binance Coin is not exactly a typical cryptocurrency, and for many reasons. The biggest one is that it is one of the few tokens out there that does not follow Bitcoin’s lead, at least not anymore. Whether that will change in the future remains to be seen, but for now, BNB appears to be going its own way, carving its own path through the crypto market.

Its price has increased by several hundred percents since the year began, and for now, it continues to grow. As such, it is perhaps more worthy…

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Why Binance Could Become The First Centralized Company To Achieve Total Decentralization

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At this point, pretty much everyone who knows anything about cryptocurrencies knows that they are based on the concept of decentralization. The same is true for the blockchain technology. While there are some exceptions, such as certain stablecoins, most digital coins follow this principle.

This means that these coins, as well as their network, have no central authority, no single entity that would make choices and decisions that would impact others. However, while most coins managed to achieve this through different complex mechanisms and algorithms — one aspect of crypto trading still remains heavily centralized. We are, of course, talking about crypto exchanges.

Centralization of crypto exchanges

Most of the largest crypto exchanges out there are designed as companies, rather than community-operated platforms. The exchanges have their employees who designed them and developed special tools. They act as customer support, developers, innovators, and alike.

They also get to decide which coins will be listed and which are too weak, uncertain, or not fit to be found on the list. Exchanges are also responsible for keeping the traders’ and investors’ funds safe, which is why they typically develop their own wallets. As such, they are often targeted by hackers, as the coins are stored in an exchange wallet, waiting to be withdrawn, sold, or converted into different currencies.

This makes them extremely unsafe, and investors and traders are always…

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