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Top Crypto Author Defends XRP Against Bitcoin Maxi’s Criticism, Counters Zombie Coin Accusations


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Panos Mekras defended XRP against claims of centralization and irrelevance in a Twitter clash with Bitcoin maximalists, stressing its XRP adoption.

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In a heated exchange on Twitter, Panos Mekras, the renowned author of Understanding the Crypto Economy, clashed with prominent Bitcoin maximalist and influencer, TheVladCostea, over the legitimacy and relevance of XRP, currently ranked as the sixth-largest crypto by market capitalization.

The debate ignited when TheVladCostea tweeted a scathing critique of XRP, dismissing it as a centralized ‘bank coin’ with fading utility. She expressed surprise that XRP still held its market position, attributing its popularity to unit bias and the misconception that it had ties to the banking industry.

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Mekras, one of the leading voices in the XRP community, dismissed TheVladCostea’s assertions and likened them to the belief in a flat Earth. He expressed disappointment that such misinformation still circulated in the information-rich era of the internet.


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To support his claims, Mekras shared a link to his article titled “Why XRP is the Most Misunderstood Cryptocurrency,” wherein he provided an in-depth analysis of XRP’s technology and debunked common misconceptions.

He also shared a tweet highlighting the decentralized nature of XRP, underscoring that it operated on public blockchains with open-source code.

Hundreds of Projects Build on XRPL and Use XRP 

Furthermore, Mekras pointed to the extensive adoption of XRP in various projects, citing the XRP Ledger (XRPL) as a platform for hundreds of initiatives and tens of use cases. He directed attention to the official XRPL website, where interested parties could explore the diverse applications of XRP.


Mekras also referred to his previous tweet, which emphasized that XRP is for everyone and was designed to disrupt banks’ monopolies and create an open and decentralized payment system, as reported by The Crypto Basic.

Notably, the debate between Mekras and TheVladCostea is just an episode of the numerous arguments concerning XRP’s decentralization. A week ago, Ripple’s CTO joined a discussion about a claim that XRP ‘was not sufficiently decentralized.’ 

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Abdulkarim Abdulwahab
Abdulkarim Abdulwahabhttp://thecryptobasic.com
Abdulkarim Abdulwahab is a blockchain writer with a specific interest in journalistic writing. He covers breaking events in the crypto community and blockchain industry. Over the past year, he has published over 1,500 short-form and long-form content for Web3 publishing firms.

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