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Ripple

Ripple is the catchall name for the cryptocurrency platform, the transactional protocol for which is actually XRP, in the same fashion as Ethereum is the name for the platform that facilitates trades in Ether. Like other cryptocurrencies, Ripple is built atop the idea of a distributed ledger network which requires various parties to participate in validating transactions, rather than any singular centralized authority. That facilitates transactions all over the world, and transfer fees are far cheaper than the likes of bitcoin. Unlike other cryptocurrencies, XRP transfers are effectively immediate, requiring no typical confirmation time.

American Express and Ripple at Money20/20 Europe

Little- to medium-sized business (SMEs) comprise the foundation of both dominant and emerging economies today. Yet they are the ones who are most affected by ineffectiveness in cross-border payments system-- specifically in the context of…

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Schwartz Rides Again: Tour de Schwartz EU

David Schwartz — Ripple’s Chief Cryptographer and one of the original architects of the XRP Ledger — is hitting the road again. This time he’s headed to Europe. From late May through early June, David will be stopping in multiple countries…

Growing Support for an XRP Symbol

Over the past month, we’ve watched and listened as a grassroots movement to create an XRP symbol has taken shape within the XRP community. In tweets, forums and blogs, members underscored that Ripple is just one entity using XRP to solve…

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Welcome to Xpring

In the world of blockchain and digital assets, there are hundreds, if not thousands, of interesting entrepreneurs flowing into the space. At Ripple, we want to act as a proverbial spring for the most serious ones — making sure they have…

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