In a Twitter thread, Ripple CTO Schwartz confirmed that the community could decide to burn 48 million XRP tokens. This is related to the specific provisions of the protocol.
Not only the Bitcoin course is currently experiencing a soaring
Almost in its slipstream, the Altcoin Ripple (XRP) has also soared to new heights . Now, however, threatens a huge damper on the part of the validators. The chief technology officer of Ripple, David Schwartz, has according to media reportsadmitted that the company could be forced by the validators to burn its 48 billion XRP tokens. Whether the company agrees or not does not matter in the ledger’s log.
Ripple itself currently has half of the total XRP offering. In the past, there have been several accusations of price manipulation due to the sale of tokens. However, Ripple has always firmly denied these allegations. In order to avoid such allegations, however, Bitcoin Up has recently discontinued this sales practice.
In a Twitter thread , Schwartz confirmed that the community could well vote for Ripple to burn its entire stash of XRP tokens. Should it actually come to that, there is nothing Ripple can do about it. The blockchain lives from its democracy.
Ripple doesn’t have a democratic majority in the community
The XRP Ledger is run by independent participants from a global XRP community, with Ripple itself playing an important role. In it, Independent Validator Nodes come to an agreement on the sequence and validity of XRP transactions. Active validators of the ledger are, for example, universities, stock exchanges and financial institutions. There are currently 36 validators, of which Ripple has six.
XRP ledger changes require an 80 percent approval rate from the ledger’s validators. They will take effect if this threshold is maintained for two weeks. In particular, in June the XRPL validators voted to accept a new amendment entitled „Check Amendment“ without Ripple’s consent. The change introduces the ability for users to write each other checks for a predetermined amount to XRP that can be cashed at a later date.
CEO Brad Garlinghouse recently provided an insight into the compositionhis clientele. Only 5 percent are US citizens. In addition, rumors are circulating that the company is planning to move its headquarters from San Francisco to Japan. With this, Ripple co-founders Chris Larsen and Garlinghouse express their frustration at the lack of regulatory clarity in the United States.