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Ripple (XRP)

Ripple is a money transfer network designed to meet the needs of the financial services industry. XRP is a native token of the Ripple network that is required to provide network performance and functionality. Despite the company's legal problems with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), its native token has always had an acceptable position in the cryptocurrency market and is the focus of many investors and traders.

Ripple (XRP)

0.4069 $

-0.0054 $
Volume: 151106314
Highest(24h): 0.4168$ - Lowest(24h): 0.4055$

What is Ripple?

Ripple is a payment settlement and currency exchange network that can process transactions worldwide.

Ripple acts as a reliable agent between the two parties in a transaction because the network can quickly verify whether the transaction has taken place correctly or not.

Ripple can facilitate exchanges of fiat currencies, cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin and even commodities such as gold. Ripple was originally designed to be essentially a replacement for traditional value-added networks.

Whenever users make a transaction using the network, the network deducts a small amount of XRP as a fee. The standard fee for transactions in Ripple is very low, which is very small compared to the large fees that banks receive for making cross-border payments.


What is XRP?

Ripple relies on a common shared XRP ledger, which is a distributed database storing information about all Ripple accounts. Ripple was conceived by Jed McCaleb and built by Arthur Britto and David Schwartz.

McCaleb and Britto founded Ripple and used XRP to facilitate network transactions. You can buy XRP as an investment, as a coin to exchange with other cryptocurrencies, or as a way to finance transactions on the Ripple network.

Note that the XRP blockchain works slightly differently from most other cryptocurrencies. Other cryptocurrencies open the ledger of transactions and verification processes to anyone who can solve complex equations quickly, but transactions are secure because most ledger owners must agree to approval to be added.

Confirmation of Bitcoin transactions may take minutes or hours and is usually associated with high transaction costs. XRP transactions are approved in about four to five seconds and at a much lower cost.


Advantages and Disadvantages of Ripple

Some of the most important benefits of Ripple are:

🟢 fast settlement system:  Confirmation of transactions is extremely fast. It usually takes four to five seconds.

🟢 Very low fees: The cost of completing a transaction on the Ripple network is only 0.0001 XRP, which is a small fraction of a penny at current rates.

🟢 Versatile Exchange Network: Ripple Network not only processes transactions using XRP, but can also be used for other Fiat currencies, cryptocurrencies and commodities.

🟢 Used by large financial institutions: Large companies can also use Ripple as a trading platform. Santandar, Axis Bank and Yes Bank are some of the big financial companies that use this network, which shows that they are now more market-accepting than most cryptocurrencies.

Ripple also has the following disadvantages:

🔴 Centralized System: One of the reasons cryptocurrencies became popular is that they were decentralized and took control of banks and big governments. The Ripple system can be somewhat centralized due to the default list of creditors.

🔴 High pre-mined XRP supply: Although most non-current Ripple balances are held in a deposit account, large amounts of them may be deposited at inopportune times, which can affect the value of XRP.

🔴 SEC's lawsuit against Ripple: In 2020, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed a lawsuit against Ripple, saying that since it could decide when to issue XRP, the company should have registered it as a security. Until this problem is solved, it can slow down the organizational use of this system. As a result, several exchanges have stopped listing XRP.


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