XRP Tip Bot creator says he got into XRP after watching an interview of Ripple’s CTO

The XRP Tip Bot creator Wietse Wind recently spoke on 51percent Crypto Research podcast where he discussed why he is enamored by XRP. He also spoke on how he got started into the crypto-space and was inspired to create the Tip Bot.

Wietse said that he got into the crypto space in 2010 or 2011 when there wasn’t much hype about it. He said that he found out about the blockchain technology when he started mining on his own computer. He stated:

“And then it wasn’t until 2016 when I saw an interview of David Schwartz, Ripple’s CTO, and thought it was kind of interesting. So I looked into the technology and noticed it was really easy to get started with if you are a web developer or someone who programs in his spare time or know some JavaScript.”

He said that he started off with just a few lines of code, and that he kept coding and sharing open source, creating XRPL projects.

Wietse added that he is enamored with XRP over every other cryptocurrency mostly because of how the technology behind XRP is set up. According to him, it is easy for web developers to develop real-world applications, where it a small business or a large one.

He added to the above stating:

“I think a few things are really important for both developers and the users. It [implementing XRP technology] needs to be fast, it needs to be cheap. It needs to be easy to implement the technology in apps, but also in browsers…which is well really the core of XRP.”

Wietse went on to say that with XRP, one does not have to download the whole history of the blockchain to interact with it. Without any dependencies, one can just connect and start reading or sending messages or transacting, he stated. He said that there are other cryptocurrencies with similar functionalities but XRP’s transaction time is about 4 seconds and “that’s the kind of time a consumer is willing to wait for confirmation”.

Wietse said that he was already programming and integrating with the XRP ledger and that he had published a few small pieces of codes on GitHub. He said that he created TipBot with the templates available on XRP ledger and published it on November on Reddit. He further added:

“And then a few months later the Reddit community kinda started tipping each other, so I kept on developing and I believe by now over 70,000 tips are sent and about a 100,000, XRP.”

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