XRP is a digital asset native to the XRP Ledger. Anyone with a cryptographic key, usually held within a wallet, and an internet connection can receive, hold, and send XRP to anyone else account. XRP has been developed to be a desirable bridge currency that can facilitate trades in any other currency. XRP has many properties which make it an appealing asset for many other use cases.
The XRP Ledger is a decentralized cryptographic ledger powered by a network of peer-to-peer servers. The XRP Ledger is the home of XRP, a digital asset designed to bridge the many different currencies in use worldwide. Ripple stewards the development of the XRP Ledger, and advances XRP as a key contribution to the Internet of Value: a world in which money moves the way information does today
XRP is the native cryptocurrency of the XRP Ledger. All accounts in the XRP Ledger can send XRP among one another and must hold a minimum amount of XRP as a reserve. XRP can be sent directly from any XRP Ledger address to any other, without needing a gateway or liquidity provider. This helps make XRP a convenient
Some advanced features of the XRP Ledger, such as Escrow and Payment Channels, only work with XRP. Order book autobridging uses XRP to deepen liquidity in the decentralized exchange by merging order books of two issued currencies with XRP order books to create synthetic combined order books. (For example, autobridging matches USD:XRP and XRP:EUR orders to augment USD:EUR order books.)
XRP also serves as a protective measure against spamming the network. All XRP Ledger addresses need a small amount of XRP to pay the costs of maintaining the XRP Ledger. The transaction cost and reserve are neutral fees denominated in XRP and not paid to any party. In the ledger’s data format, XRP is stored in AccountRoot objects.
For more information on XRP’s use cases, benefits, and news, see the XRP Portal .
The very first ledger contained 100 billion XRP, and no new XRP can be created. XRP can be destroyed by transaction costs or lost by sending it to addresses for which no one holds a key, so XRP is slightly deflationary by nature. No need to worry about running out, though: at the current rate of destruction, it would take at least 70,000 years to destroy all XRP, and XRP prices and fees can be adjusted as the total supply of XRP changes.
In technical contexts, XRP is measured precisely to the nearest 0.000001 XRP, called a “drop” of XRP. The rippled APIs require all XRP amounts to be specified in drops of XRP. For example, 1 XRP is represented as 1000000 drops. For more detailed information, see the currency format reference.
Putting aside all business use cases, many people in the world right now are able to buy, sell and send XRP to anyone else anywhere in the world almost instantaneously and almost for free! As the XRP Ledger off and on ramps (Exchanges) become increasing available around the globe we will be able to say ‘every person’ in the world no matter how remote can exchange currency instantaneously!
The changes this will bring to millions of unbanked and banked people all over the globe will be profound and life changing!
Every Person on this earth will be on the Same Playing Field with access to digital money and be able to move value over the internet easily, quickly and most importantly, cheaply!
There is a lot of FUD (Fear Uncertainty and Doubt) around XRP due to its threat of being the King of Digital Assets-Crypto
FUD Bingo was created by the XRPCommunity to deal with this!
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So what is this XRP thing all about? Here we explain what XRP is, Who is using XRP (Ecosystem), you can visit sites providing real time statistics, use Tools to search the XRP Ledger in real time and some amazing graphic websites to display real time activity on the XRP Ledger
RippleNet ODL (On Demand Liquidity) has a crucial part to play in the success of the XRP Ledger. For this reason I have broken ODL out of the Ripple page and given it a well deserved home of it’s own!
The #XRPCommunity have always been huge supporters of good causes and Funds donating more then 200,000+ XRP and still rising!
XRP4U: Charities and Funds overview page
Good Souls Group as the name states are a group of good souls who tirelessly give their time to raise donations for 6 very different charities.
XRP Community Fund: Supporting building the XRP(L) ecosystem and the use of XRP for payments
Here4XRP: an amazing event for the Community
XRP4U monitors the internet for the best FREE tools for the XRP Ledger, here are some of you favourites.
Our XRPL Tools page gives an overview of all the Favourites.
Dive deep into the XRP Ledger with XRPSCAN: The best XRP Ledger Explorer!
Get notified for all XRP transactions in/out of specified XRP addresses! Handy for the transactions you make, critical for any you DID NOT! XRPBALANCE.info
Where in the World is all the XRP? xrptracker.kka72.com tells you where it is! search large transactions and more! All in Real time!
More than enough Eye candy to make your teeth fall out! Some eye dazzling graphics created from real time transactions on the XRP Ledger.
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There are number of high profile developers and many superb XRPL projects both Live and being built, here XRP4U will add and track as many live projects as we can and add developer profiles as and when they join the #XRPCommunity.
The XRP Community Fund will be used to support the development of tools / apps / integrations / plugins that make it easier to use XRP for (consumer/small business) payments. They also hope to attract more developers to the community. Bounties will be available for developers working on tools requested over a longer period of time by the XRP Community.
Learn and Practice using an XRPL online wallet on a Test network using 20,000 XRP to play with, don’t risk your XRP playing and learning in the real world, its far to precious!
The Lab contains 2 XRPL Testnet wallets that are hosted by GitHub, you can send and receive XRP in real time (watch the speed!) between the two wallets and learn other advanced functions, safely.
There are more than 1,000 locations to Buy/Sell XRP and a growing number of places to spend it.
Here are a small number of Exchanges and online organisations to Buy/Sell or Spend your XRP
XRP4U are also demonstrating how to use the WooCommerce XRPL Payment Plugin in a working WooCommerce store, this plugin won a XRPL Projects Bounty awarded by the hugely poplular #XRPcommunity member Wietse Wind
No need to spend hours searching for XRP related news stories! XRP4U have searched the internet far and wide for the best XRP News sites, these are mostly provided by #XRPCommunity members dedicated to bringing you the latest and most accurate news so you will NOT see any FUD here!
Here is a Concise XRP events Calendar provided by XRParcade, credit to Leonidas Hadjiloizou for the immense effort to provide this to the #XRPcommnity
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