There is a constant one-sided argument on the internet, well let us not call it an argument, and replace that with the word “viewpoint” that Ripple’s XRP and RippleNet will rule them all. Like the ring from Lord of the Rings, this one solution will rule over all the other payment and monetary systems for purposes of a bridge currency and unified payments network. XRP and RippleNet will win and be the sole survivor.
My view is – it will NOT be a winner. It will be a participant. It will be a network. It will most likely not be “the” network, and XRP will most likely not be “the” bridge currency.