Amid a troublesome yr for the payments-focused cryptocurrency, Ripple’s CTO David Schwartz has lately taken to Twitter to discuss with neighborhood members why banks have been reluctant to undertake XRP as a bridge.
Throughout an trade with a member of the Ripple neighborhood final week, Schwartz defined that there are a set of obstacles Ripple is going through that has led to banks’ reluctance to make use of XRP to settle cross-border transactions.
Schwartz wrote that he sees points akin to, “Regulatory uncertainty, final mile issues, concern of reprisals from current companions,” as stopping widespread adoption.
Schwartz additionally said that another excuse for the banks’ reluctance to undertake XRP on a big scale is that the product may be very new and it’ll take extra time to realize the suitable momentum.
The feedback come amid a tough patch for the forex and its holders. XRP is down 18.6% on the yr, and down over 90% from all-time highs.
Moreover, Paypal did not include XRP in its list of cryptocurrencies it would offer, and the corporate is going through an intellectual property lawsuit in Australia over its “PayID” branded fee commonplace.
Ripple buyers should not the one ones feeling the ache, nevertheless: earlier this month Cointelegraph additionally reported that in 2012 Schwartz sold 40,000 Ether at $1 each.