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Flare Networks Founder Says He Expected Massive XRP Dump After Lawsuit


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Flare Networks co-founder Hugo Philion reveals his assumptions about XRP’s post-legal resolution trajectory, raising debates over its use cases and future challenges.

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In a recent tweet, Hugo Philion, co-founder of Flare Networks (FLR), expressed his insights on the anticipated trajectory of XRP following the resolution of the legal case. 

“I have always assumed that XRP would sell off hard after the case ended,” Philion remarked.

He elaborated on his assumption, noting that it was because cross-border transactions were supposedly the primary use case for XRP. According to him, Ripple has predominantly been the key driver of the course.

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Furthermore, Philion claimed that the regulatory uncertainty surrounding Ripple’s operations hindered its ability to advance the cross-border payments market.

Despite the recent regulatory clarity Ripple obtained, he argued the company now faces a substantial setback of nearly years in its developmental endeavors. 

Philion mentioned that during this time, alternative options, particularly stablecoin providers, have emerged as viable alternatives. He added that the rivals established a foothold in the market regardless of higher friction.

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It is worth noting that Ripple has clarified that the multi-year legal battle has not hindered its progress, as The Crypto Basic reported.

Nonetheless, Philion expects Ripple to make gradual strides in cross-border payments, particularly in underserved corridors within traditional financial systems. However, he acknowledged the heightened wariness from traditional finance towards the crypto space. 

He believes the distrust stems from incidents like the bankruptcy of the FTX exchange, led by Sam Bankman-Fried.

In a contrasting perspective, Philion acknowledged the ongoing efforts by various stakeholders to cultivate more use cases for XRP and the XRP Ledger. 

XRP Community Counters

Meanwhile, the XRP community challenged Philion’s claim about XRP’s use case. Panos Mekras, a prominent figure in the XRP community, questioned the assertion that cross-border transactions were the primary use case for XRP. 

Mekras argued that Ripple’s original focus was on decentralized finance and decentralized exchanges, emphasizing the significance of other use cases within the XRP ecosystem.

Another XRP figure pondered Philion’s motives for sharing his assumptions. He wondered why he would highlight potential challenges for XRP and Ripple’s endeavors.

Meanwhile, another commenter asserted that Philion’s commentary was surprising considering the perceived failure of his Flare Networks project.

“Writing all this when FLR is the biggest disappointment in all of crypto is crazy,” the XRP enthusiast proclaimed

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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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