Ripple and XRP are still doing great these days which could not make the XRP Army of fans happier.
The company is achieving more partnerships, and the coin enjoys more and more listings and adoption.
Ripple’s cross-border payment solutions are chosen over SWIFT these days, and that was the company’s goal, to begin with.
They aimed to fix all the issues that the traditional payments system has been faced with regarding fees and speed of transaction and safety.
Bitcoin vs. Ripple
According to the latest data coming from Google Trends, it seems that back in 2018, the number of US users who have been searching for the term “how to buy Ripple” was greater compared to the users who have been searching “How to buy Bitcoin.”
The term “Bitcoin” on the other hand, managed to outperform “XRP” and “Ripple” both globally and around the US as well.
Google's 2018 top "How to" searches:
1) How to vote
2) How to register to vote
3) How to play Mega Millions
4) How to buy Ripple 🤔
5) How to turn off automatic updates
6) How to get the old Snapchat back
7) How to play Powerball
8) How to buy Bitcoin 🙃
9) How to screen record
— Preethi Kasireddy (@iam_preethi) April 2, 2019
XRP to replace BTC as the leading digital asset by market cap
NewsBTC reported that the XRP Army hopes that XRP will be able to replace BTC in terms of market cap.
The online publication explains that “those who form the hardcore XRP fan base can be seen all over Reddit and Twitter denouncing Bitcoin as now-dated technology.”
But XRP is still way behind BTC in terms of market cap these days so we’ll probably have to wait for more in order to see if such a thing is possible.
What Ripple has been more focused on these days is promoting the adoption of its solutions and XRP has been enjoying more listings, and it’s been used by more financial entities to send money across borders.
Just yesterday we reported that Coinbase has officially declared XRP the ideal way to send money across borders.
“You can now send money to any user with a Coinbase account around the world using XRP or USDC. By using cryptocurrencies that are optimized for cross-border transmission, you can send and receive money virtually instantly by sending those cryptocurrencies and having the recipient convert them into local currency,” Coinbase International writes.