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Cryptocurrencies:  5,515Markets:  22,554Market Cap:  $247,539,286,31324h Vol:  $95,077,003,396BTC Dominance:  65.5%
Market Cap:  $247,539,286,31324h Vol:  $95,077,003,396BTC Dominance:  65.5%Cryptocurrencies:  5,515Markets:  22,554

XRP (XRP)

$0.194051 USD (-1.29%)
0.00002199 BTC (-0.15%)
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  • Market Cap
    $8,560,128,648 USD
    969,980 BTC
  • Volume (24h)
    $1,601,502,514 USD
    181,472 BTC
  • Circulating Supply
    44,112,853,111 XRP
  • Total Supply
    99,990,976,125 XRP
  • Max Supply
    100,000,000,000 XRP

About XRP

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.

XRP Statistics

XRP Price$0.194051 USD
XRP ROI
3,203.64%
Market Rank#4
Market Cap$8,560,128,648 USD
24 Hour Volume$1,601,502,514 USD
Circulating Supply44,112,853,111 XRP
Total Supply99,990,976,125 XRP
Max Supply100,000,000,000 XRP
All Time High
$3.84 USD
(Jan 04, 2018)
All Time Low
$0.002802 USD
(Jul 07, 2014)
52 Week High / Low
$0.505467 USD /
$0.115093 USD
90 Day High / Low
$0.246190 USD /
$0.115093 USD
30 Day High / Low
$0.235703 USD /
$0.188483 USD
7 Day High / Low
$0.205628 USD /
$0.191448 USD
24 Hour High / Low
$0.197629 USD /
$0.193404 USD
Yesterday's High / Low
$0.197629 USD /
$0.192201 USD
Yesterday's Open / Close
$0.195285 USD /
$0.197327 USD
Yesterday's Change$0.002042 USD (1.05%)
Yesterday's Volume$1,671,594,106 USD
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