Ripple and XRP have been keeping headlines all 2019 so far. The two entities have been enjoying new listings, partnerships and also increased adoption.
Ripple’s cross-border payments solutions seem to be gaining more popularity due to the low costs, fast transactions and enhanced security of the operations.
Ripple’s goal is to overcome the flaws of the traditional payments system, SWIFT.
XRP, on the other hand, has been enjoying more listings and of course, the most important one is definitely Coinbase.
Ripple Vs. Bitcoin
Oracle Times just reported that 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 higher compared to the users who have been searching “How to buy Bitcoin.”
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
The term “Bitcoin” on the other hand, managed to outperform “XRP” and “Ripple” both globally and around the US as well.
XRP to replace Bitcoin as leading crypto by market cap
NewsBTC reported that the XRP Army of fans is really hoping that their favorite crypto will someday be able to replace BTC as the leading digital asset by market cap.
“Those who form the hardcore XRP fan base can be seen all over Reddit and Twitter denouncing Bitcoin as now-dated technology,” according to the online publication.
Enhanced adoption for XRP
Ripple has been focusing on promoting the adoption of its products lately, and XRP has also been gaining some huge expansion regarding adoption.
XRP has been implemented in WooCommerce which is powering 3.3 million online stores and the coin also got integrated into Microsoft Outlook and Gmail.
I just got my @RobinhoodApp set up. Trying to figure out why I can't buy XRP? @joshelman let's make this happen!
— Michael Arrington (@arrington) March 21, 2019
This means that people can now send XRP via email even if the recipient does not have an XRP address.
More than that, TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington is pushing mainstream trading platform Robinhood Crypto to add XRP.