The community expected the XRP to be used soon, but the reality is different.
Ripple’s CTO, David Schwartz, recently discussed with people in the community on Twitter why banks are n’t already making extensive use of payment-focused XRP as a bridge
Speaking to a member of the Ripple community last week, Schwartz said Ripple had to overcome a number of obstacles preventing banks from using XRP to process cross-border transactions.
Schwartz wrote that „regulatory uncertainty, problems in the final meters, fear of reprisals from current partners“ would prevent widespread use.
Schwartz also said another reason banks are reluctant to use XRP on a large scale is that the product is still very new and will take more time to really gain momentum
It is a difficult phase for the currency and its supporters right now. The XRP is down 18.6 percent year over year and is over 90 percent below its all-time high.
In addition, PayPal has not included the XRP in its cryptocurrency offering . The company also has to answer to court in Australia because of its „PayID“ payment standard .
Ripple investors are not alone in their suffering, however. Earlier this month, Cointelegraph reported that Schwartz sold 40,000 ethers for $ 1 each in 2012 .