XRP is an independent digital asset used for payments.
Often mistakenly referred to as “Ripple” the company who operate an open source platform designed to allow fast transactions using the XRP currency over the XRP ledger.
For more detailed information on XRP and it’s history please visit:
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.
Visit https://developers.ripple.com/xrp-ledger-overview.html for further reading.
Wietse Wind has a great resource detailing some exciting projects using XRPL – Visit: https://wietse.com/xrpl
If you are interested in contributing to this open source platform also check out the tools and resources available around XRPL here: https://xrpl.org
XRP has a growing ecosystem and there are some useful 3rd party tools emerging.
Ripple founded Xpring to create an open developer platform for money. Xpring provides tools, services, and programs to assist developers in furthering Ripple’s core technology. Visit Xpring.io to find our more.
On 12th December 2020 Flare will launch their network utilising the new Spark token. Existing owners of the XRP token will receive an airdrop of Spark tokens at a rate of 1:1 – i.e. if you own 10,000 XRP tokens then you will receive 10,000 Spark tokens.
To receive your Spark tokens you must follow the guidelines to setup your supported wallet correctly OR ensure your XRP tokens are stored on one of the exchanges supporting the airdrop during the snapshot. Exchanges supporting the Flare airdrop include – Binance, Bitfinex, Bithumb, Bitrue, Bitstamp, Celsius, Crypto.com, Etoro, Gate.io, Gatehub, Kucoin, Nexo and Poloniex.
For more information see: Prepare for claiming your Spark tokens at the Flare network.
The following resources may be useful for tracking or checking the price of XRP.
A few resources where you an find news articles and further information on XRP.