Att den är förgrävd spelar väl ingen roll över huvud taget om man bara vill använda sig av ripple som en “båt” som fraktar bitcoins?
Efter lite sökande har jag kommit fram till vad det var för “nackdel”, och det handlar om Ripple är centralicerat eller inte. Jag känner mig inte komfortabel med att det när några okända snubbar som håller uppe hela ripple-nätverket. Men jag har svårt att få klarhet i hur detta fungerar. Nätverket verkar vara både centralicerat och inte…
Någon som kan förklara lite bättre vad det innebär. Hittade denna förklaringen:
"I’m probably the worst person to represent whether there’s a consensus or not since I’m one of the designers of Ripple. But the important thing, at least in my opinion, is that there is no “secret sauce”.
The software is open source. People are free to modify it however they please. We run the exact same software that we make available on our public servers and our validators. Others are free to run validators and they do so.
As it happens, much of the network infrastructure is run by us today. But we are more than happy to turn that over to others who are willing to do it.
Why do you care if something is decentralized? The main reason is usually that you don’t want the users of the system to be forced to accept changes made by an owner/operator of the system whose interest may be averse to them. Ripple is decentralized in this sense.
For example, eBay is not decentralized. They don’t warehouse their goods. But if eBay the company says no auctions of adult merchandise, then there will be no such auctions. It wouldn’t matter if every user disagreed with the policy. Their only recourse would be to re-create what eBay had done, that is, to themselves implement eBay’s secret sauce.
By contrast, Ripple has no secret sauce. Anyone can run their own servers. If we make changes people don’t like, nothing requires them to run the code with those changes. If Ripple disappeared and users of the ledger wanted it to continue, nothing would stop them from continuing it.
Also, as of today (Sep 2015), what is the main advantage of Ripple over Bitcoin?
Ripple is aimed at solving different problems from those Bitcoin is trying to solve. Bitcoin is a store of value that includes a payment system for that store of value. Originally, Ripple was aimed at providing a decentralized exchange of arbitrary assets. Today, Ripple is aimed at providing high-speed, low-cost payments between different currencies and even different payment systems.
If you’re going to compare them directly (which I don’t think is quite the right comparison), I’d say the main advantage of Ripple over Bitcoin is that Ripple’s public ledger system natively supports cross-currency payments using a system of order books. Because these order books operate using open source software with all the inputs coming from a public block chain, there is minimal risk of unfair order execution.
Also, there is almost no barrier to entry. For less than $1 worth of XRP, you can create your own asset and people can place offers to buy and sell this asset for any other asset on the public ledger"
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