XRP Price (XRP)
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XRP Price Live Data
The live XRP price today is $0.667695 USD with a 24-hour trading volume of $2,571,258,719 USD. XRP is up 10.49% in the last 24 hours. The current CoinMarketCap ranking is #6, with a live market cap of $30,891,101,546 USD. It has a circulating supply of 46,265,302,471 XRP coins and a max. supply of 100,000,000,000 XRP coins.
If you would like to know where to buy XRP, the top exchanges for trading in XRP are currently Binance, OKEx, Bybit, Huobi Global, and CoinTiger. You can find others listed on our crypto exchanges page.
What Is XRP?
To begin with, it’s important to understand the difference between XRP, Ripple and RippleNet. XRP is the currency that runs on a digital payment platform called RippleNet, which is on top of a distributed ledger database called XRP Ledger. While RippleNet is run by a company called Ripple, the XRP Ledger is open-source and is not based on blockchain, but rather the previously mentioned distributed ledger database.
The RippleNet payment platform is a real-time gross settlement (RTGS) system that aims to enable instant monetary transactions globally. While XRP is the cryptocurrency native to the XRP Ledger, you can actually use any currency to transact on the platform.
While the idea behind the Ripple payment platform was first voiced in 2004 by Ryan Fugger, it wasn’t until Jed McCaleb and Chris Larson took over the project in 2012 that Ripple began to be built (at the time, it was also called OpenCoin).
How Does XRP Work?
XRP was created by Ripple to be a speedy, less costly and more scalable alternative to both other digital assets and existing monetary payment platforms like SWIFT.
RippleNet’s ledger is maintained by the global XRP Community, with Ripple the company as an active member. The XRP Ledger processes transactions roughly every 3-5 seconds, or whenever independent validator nodes come to a consensus on both the order and validity of XRP transactions — as opposed to proof-of-work mining like Bitcoin (BTC). Anyone can be a Ripple validator, and the list is currently made up of Ripple along with universities, financial institutions and others.
How Do You Buy XRP?
You can buy XRP on any exchange that offers the digital currency. For the latest list of exchanges and trading pairs for this cryptocurrency, click on our market pairs tab. Remember to do your own research before choosing an exchange!
How Do You Store XRP?
You can either store your XRP on an exchange, where the exchange is responsible for the safety of your asset, or store your XRP in a cold or hot wallet.
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XRP Price Statistics
|24h Low / 24h High|
|Volume / Market Cap||0.08324|
|Fully Diluted Market Cap||$66,769,479,278.01|
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All Time HighJan 04, 2018 (4 years ago)
All Time LowJul 07, 2014 (7 years ago)
|Circulating Supply||46,265,302,471 XRP|
|Total Supply||99,990,338,186 XRP|
|Max Supply||100,000,000,000 XRP|