Cryptocurrency Market Capitalizations Ripple

1Ripple details
Ripple is a real-time gross settlement system (RTGS), currency exchange and remittance network by Ripple. Also called the Ripple Transaction Protocol (RTXP) or Ripple protocol. it is built upon a distributed open source Internet protocol, consensus ledger and native cryptocurrency called XRP (ripples). Released in 2012, Ripple purports to enable "secure, instantly and nearly free global financial transactions of any size with no chargebacks." It supports tokens representing fiat currency, cryptocurrency, commodity or any other unit of value such as frequent flier miles or mobile minutes. At its core, Ripple is based around a shared, public database or ledger, which uses a consensus process that allows for payments, exchanges and remittance in a distributed process.
The network can operate without the Ripple company. Among validators are companies, internet service providers, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Used by companies such as UniCredit, UBS and Santander, Ripple has been increasingly adopted by banks and payment networks as settlement infrastructure technology, with American Banker explaining that "from banks' perspective, distributed ledgers like the Ripple system have a number of advantages over cryptocurrencies like bitcoin," including price and security.
2Concept
Ripple's website describes the open-source protocol as "basic infrastructure technology for interbank transactions – a neutral utility for financial institutions and systems." The protocol allows banks and non-bank financial services companies to incorporate the Ripple protocol into their own systems, and therefore allow their customers to use the service. Currently, Ripple requires two parties for a transaction to occur: first, a regulated financial institution "holds funds and issues balances on behalf of customers." Second, "market makers" such as hedge funds or currency trading desks provide liquidity in the currency they want to trade in. At its core, Ripple is based around a shared, public database or ledger that has its contents decided on by consensus. In addition to balances, the ledger holds information about offers to buy or sell currencies and assets, creating the first distributed exchange. The consensus process allows for payments, exchanges and remittance in a distributed process. According to the CGAP in 2015, "Ripple does for payments what SMTP did for email, which is enable the systems of different financial institutions to communicate directly."

Ripple Ripple is the open-source payments protocol for free and instant exchange of any form of money or value.

  • The Ripple Drop – Episode 5
    by Reinhard Cate on settembre 24, 2018 at 19:02

    Welcome to episode five of The Ripple Drop, a web video series covering the latest news about the company’s customers, technology, products and culture. On our first segment, SVP of Marketing Monica Long explains the significance of Swell 2018 for Ripple’s customers and what makes it […]

  • Realizing the Internet of Value Through RippleNet
    by Reinhard Cate on settembre 21, 2018 at 19:51

    People and businesses increasingly expect everything in their lives to move at the speed of the web. Conditioned by smartphone and apps where nearly anything is attainable at the press of a button, these customers are often left wanting when it comes to their experiences with money and financial […]

  • PNC Bank Embraces Blockchain and Joins RippleNet
    by Team Ripple on settembre 19, 2018 at 14:00

    PNC Bank, a top ten bank in the United States, has joined RippleNet. PNC customers will be able to receive real-time cross-border payments. With more than 8 million customers and retail branches in 19 states, PNC has a diverse set of customers, including consumers, small businesses and large […]

  • RippleNet Now Reaches 40 Countries Improving...
    by Team Ripple on settembre 19, 2018 at 14:00

    An over 400 percent increase in remittance inflows over the last ten years has sparked new demand for faster, low-cost global payments. Driven by emerging market economies, remittances around the world totalled over 600 billion dollars last year. Across these same regions small- and […]

  • Introducing XRP Ledger (rippled) version 1.1.0
    by Rome Reginelli on settembre 18, 2018 at 0:17

    Ripple is pleased to announce the release of XRP Ledger (rippled) version 1.1.0. The XRP Ledger version 1.1.0 release includes the DepositPreAuth Amendment, which, combined with the previously released DepositAuth Amendment, allows users to pre-authorize incoming transactions to accounts, by […]



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