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The Ripple (XRP) project has been around longer than Bitcoin. In 2004, the first precursor to the Ripple protocol, “Ripplepay”, was developed. The Ripple network as we know it today and its cryptocurrency XRP were not introduced until 2012, i.e. after Bitcoin. In contrast to Bitcoin, XRP is not a decentralised cryptocurrency and is supported by more and more traditional financial service providers.

XRP is issued by the company Ripple, instead of being produced by a mining process. This is why Ripple uses less computing and processing power, while allowing higher transaction speeds but is not really decentralised. Ripple’s goal with XRP is not to become an independent alternative to traditional currencies, but rather a global processing network in close cooperation with banks and payments service providers. In the long term, Ripple aims to enable the simultaneous and fastest possible processing of numerous transactions worldwide.

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As the largest and most user-friendly trading platform for digital assets in Europe, Bitpanda offers an easy and secure way to start investing to both new and experienced users who want to buy Ripple. The XRP wallet service innovative chart solutions for tracking Ripple price development allow a quick introduction to trading XRP/EUR on the Bitpanda Global Exchange.

Market capitalisation and trends

Depending on future liquidity from newly formed partnerships in the Ripple network, the general expectation is that Ripple will continue to grow, not least due to the relatively stable Ripple share price and sustained high market capitalisation. In addition to its portfolio, Ripple is an interesting alternative to traditional cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum.

  • You can see the current XRP price on Bitpanda and buy XRP there
  • The Ripple Open-Source Protocol is already being used by banks and other institutions
  • The cryptocurrency XRP is issued and developed by the company Ripple
  • 100 billion XRP units were produced in a pre-mining process, so there is no mining process to produce new Ripple units

About Ripple

Unlike Bitcoin, which is run by a decentralised peer-to-peer network and controlled by no single entity, the cryptocurrency XRP was created and is run by a single company. While Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are positioning themselves as independent alternatives to traditional currencies, the goal of Ripple is pretty much the exact opposite: Ripple wants to act as a global settlement network and hence, works closely together with banks and financial institutions. The goal of Ripple is to act as a flexible middle-man currency to allow the exchange of any unit of value, from fiat currencies such as the US dollar or euro, and cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin to commodities or frequent flier miles.

  • You can see the current XRP price on Bitpanda and buy XRP there
  • Ripple’s Open-Source Protocol is already used by banks and other institutions
  • The cryptocurrency XRP is issued and developed by the company Ripple
  • No mining process to mint new units of XRP
  • Pre-mined amount of 100 billion units of XRP

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