David Schwartz, the chief technology officer of Ripple, recently discussed his views on how adopting blockchain-independent solutions might speed up XRP’s adoption and attract more users to the digital asset.
XRP is the digital currency that is native to the open-source public ledger known as the XRP Ledger (XRPL), which was created in 2012 by David Schwartz, Jed McCaleb, and Arthur Britto.
Schwartz noted the frequent queries about whether particular technologies should be developed to work exclusively with XRP in his first post. He claimed that, unless it’s an XRPL (XRP Ledger) feature, he opposed making technology dependent on XRP. Schwartz claimed that making a system interoperable with many assets would appeal to a wider audience and be more advantageous to people who might not be interested in XRP.
The Ripple CTO went on to say that many technologies are currently incompatible with XRP, making it more challenging for users to switch to XRP should it be a better fit for their needs in the future. By removing obstacles to adopting XRP and making it compatible with various assets, Schwartz thinks more users will be lured to the technology and gain from better user experiences.
Schwartz used Google as an illustration to support his position. The internet would be substantially less enjoyable for many users if Google attempted to make it perform properly solely for those using Google products. Fewer people would have access to the internet, gadgets, and connections, ultimately reducing the number of people using Google’s products and services.
Schwartz added one more example to illustrate the value of flexibility in technology. He used the notoriously difficult task of developing a device that could open whole, fresh coconuts to illustrate the predicament. According to Schwartz, a device that can open coconuts and prepare a variety of other foods would be more alluring and popular than one with just one application.