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Ripple Quick Start Guide

By : Febin John James
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Ripple Quick Start Guide

By: Febin John James

Overview of this book

This book starts by giving you an understanding of the basics of blockchain and the Ripple protocol. You will then get some hands-on experience of working with XRP. You will learn how to set up a Ripple wallet and see how seamlessly you can transfer money abroad. You will learn about different types of wallets through which you can store and transact XRP, along with the security precautions you need to take to keep your money safe. Since Ripple is currency agnostic, it can enable the transfer of value in USD, EUR, and any other currency. You can even transfer digital assets using Ripple. You will see how you can pay an international merchant with their own native currency and how Ripple can exchange it on the ?y. Once you understand the applications of Ripple, you will learn how to create a conditionally-held escrow using the Ripple API, and how to send and cash checks. Finally, you will also understand the common misconceptions people have about Ripple and discover the potential risks you must consider before making investment decisions. By the end of this book, you will have a solid foundation for working with Ripple's blockchain. Using it, you will be able to solve problems caused by traditional systems in your respective industry.
Table of Contents (7 chapters)

Working with Ripple Currency XRP

In the previous chapter, we learned how Ripple works in theory. In this chapter, we will take a hands-on approach and learn to work with Ripple currency. You need to use a Ripple wallet to buy, hold, and transfer Ripples. There are different kinds of Ripple wallets, so you need to choose one that fits your requirements. In this chapter, you will learn to choose a wallet and use it to buy and transfer Ripples. We'll also go through security measures to keep your Ripples safe.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Types of Ripple wallets
  • Learning to choose your wallet
  • Setting up a Ripple account
  • Activating the Ripple account
  • Making an international transfer
  • Trading XRP
  • Importing an existing wallet
  • Setting up an offline wallet
  • Protecting your Ripples