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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)

Types of wallets

Our physical wallets hold cash, identity cards, credit cards, and so on. Similarly, cryptocurrency wallets hold our public/private keys. They also help you check your account balance, see previous transactions, and assist you in sending and receiving money. You will need to select the wallet that best suits your needs.

If you have skipped the previous chapter, think of the public key as the username and the private key as a password.

Online wallets

A beginner will find online wallets easy to use. It's similar to using an online bank account. Here, you don't have access to your private key because it is maintained by the online wallet provider. Secret keys that are stored online are known as hot wallets...