• Ripple for Beginners: An Introduction to XRP

  • By: Ron Stern
  • Narrated by: Andrew Heron
  • Length: 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 04-02-18
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Ron Stern
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.7 (3 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Ryan Fugger conceived Ripple in 2004 after working on a local exchange trading system in Vancouver. The intent was to create a monetary system that was decentralized and could effectively empower individuals and communities to create their own money. Fugger later built the first iteration of this system, RipplePay.com. Concurrently, in May 2011, Jed McCaleb began developing a digital currency system in which transactions were verified by consensus among members of the network, rather than by the mining process used by Bitcoin. In August 2012, Jed McCaleb hired Chris Larsen, and they approached Ryan Fugger with their digital currency idea. After discussions with McCaleb and long-standing members of the Ripple community, Fugger handed over the reins. In September 2012, Chris Larsen and Jed McCaleb co-founded the corporation OpenCoin.
OpenCoin began development of the ripple protocol (RTXP) and the Ripple payment and exchange network. On April 11, 2013, OpenCoin announced it had closed an angel round of funding with several venture capital firms. That same month, OpenCoin acquired SimpleHoney to help it popularize virtual currencies and make them easier for average users. On May 14, 2013, OpenCoin announced that it had closed a second round of angel funding. In July 2013, Jed McCaleb separated from active employment with Ripple.
On September 26, 2013, OpenCoin officially changed its name to Ripple Labs, Inc. Their CTO, Stefan Thomas, further announced that the source code for the peer-to-peer node behind the Ripple payment network was officially open source. Parts of Ripple, particularly a JavaScript-based web client, had been open source months before, but the release of the peer-to-peer "full node" Rippled meant that the community now had the required tools needed to maintain the Ripple network on its own.
©2018 Ron Stern (P)2018 Ron Stern
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5 out of 5 stars
By Adam on 04-18-18

Fascinating practical info in your next investment. Don’t wait.

I listened to this guy about etherium in October or November and decided to get a wallet set up. It took forever to get verified and by the time I was verified etherium had gone up 400%. I don’t think I will wait to pull the trigger on this one.

Helpful information with actionable, up to the minute advice. Super helpful. Get some!

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