In a frank interview with mainstream media, Stellar CTO Jed McCaleb appeared skeptical of any cryptocurrency past Bitcoin, Ethereum or Stellar.
Talking to the web information outlet, McCaleb — who's also referred to as one of many founding fathers of defunct Japanese Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, in addition to the co-founder of Ripple — made an argument in favor of using permissionless, open blockchains in finance. He informed reporters bluntly:
“It doesn’t should be the bitcoin blockchain, but when it’s not a public chain, then you definitely’re lacking the purpose.”
“Ninety p.c of those initiatives are B.S. I’m trying ahead to that altering,” he mentioned when requested in regards to the outlook for the cryptocurrency business in 2019, persevering with:
“Issues like Tron, it’s simply rubbish. However individuals dump tons of cash into it, these items that simply don't technically work.”
Billed as a substitute token growth platform to Ethereum, TRON (TRX) has upped its publicity efforts this yr, with CEO Justin Sun frequently lambasting the Ethereum community over its alleged shortcomings.
Celebrations of TRON accruing its one millionth consumer account this month have been likewise met with skepticism.
For McCaleb, nonetheless, no single cryptocurrency community or related token kinds an all-encompassing resolution — together with Stellar and its in-house coin, Lumens (XLM).
“There are some issues bitcoin is sweet at, some issues Ethereum is sweet at, and a few issues Stellar is sweet at,” he mentioned, including:
“And none of them can do all of the issues properly. That’s simply not how software program works.”
Going ahead, McCaleb was bullish, rejecting the concept 2018 represented a bear market in crypto and as an alternative describing it as “calming down.”