XRP Ledger and Xumm Wallet lead developer Wietse Wind, in an interaction with one of his followers, revealed a theoretical scenario in which XRP could become a stablecoin. Wind’s concept followed after he stated that 1 XRP equals 1 XRP directly, in the manner of Michael Saylor or Changpeng Zhao.
Stable XRP worlds
In fact, there are two scenarios proposed by the developer, both of which are rather impossible in their own right. The first assumes that all on-/off-ramp and centralized and decentralized crypto venues would only sell XRP for a certain amount of fiat. Wind rejected that on the grounds that there are too many crypto platforms.
I guess the only hypothetical way would be if stores and people start pricing goods and services in fixed XRP value, which would only work if their vendors, employees, everyone would do that as well. Never going to happen.
— WietseWind – 🛠 XUMM @ XRPL Labs (@WietseWind) December 29, 2022
The second scenario sounds even crazier, as it assumes that businesses and people will start valuing goods and services at a fixed XRP value. Obviously, such a development would require a global consensus, which is unlikely ever to happen.
That said, the developer’s basic thesis that 1 XRP equals 1 XRP was about a more down-to-earth matter. For example, Wind argues that XRP only begins to have a value in dollar or forex equivalent when it comes into contact with the world outside of the XRPL network, where the cryptocurrency “lives” initially.
XRP’s equivalent price is in dollars or whatever is determined by supply and demand, and since the price people are offering is unstable, so is XRP, the developer summed up.