Cardano (ADA) BEATS Ripple (XRP) – Which is the better Alt?

In an unprecedented move, yesterday on the 10th of February 2021, Cardano’s ADA managed to overtake Ripple’s XRP in market capitalization. Many avid Cardano enthusiasts were talking about how this cryptocurrency would explode due to several ongoing projects on the making, while Ripple was dealing with its SEC lawsuit. Which is the better alternative?