Speaking to the online news outlet, McCaleb — who is also famous as one of the first fathers of gone Japanese Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, as well as the co-founder of Ripple — made an evidence in preference of the use of permissionless, open blockchains in finance. He told reporters bluntly:
“It doesn’t need to be the bitcoin blockchain, but if it’s not a open chain, then you’re blank the point.”
“Ninety percent of these projects are B.S. I’m looking brazen to that changing,” he pronounced when asked about the opinion for the cryptocurrency attention in 2019, continuing:
“Things like Tron, it’s just garbage. But people dump tons of income into it, these things that just do not technically work.”
Billed as an choice token growth height to Ethereum, TRON (TRX) has upped the broadside efforts this year, with CEO Justin Sun frequently lambasting the Ethereum network over the purported shortcomings.
Celebrations of TRON accruing the one millionth user comment this month were further met with skepticism.
For McCaleb, however, no singular cryptocurrency network or compared token forms an all-encompassing resolution — including Stellar and the in-house coin, Lumens (XLM).
“There are some things bitcoin is good at, some things Ethereum is good at, and some things Stellar is good at,” he said, adding:
“And nothing of them can do all the things well. That’s just not how program works.”
Going forward, McCaleb was bullish, rejecting the thought that 2018 represented a bear marketplace in crypto and instead describing it as “calming down.”