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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)

Activating the Ripple account

The Ripple wallet you just set up is not ready to make transactions yet. To avoid spam, Ripple has made it necessary for all wallets to be funded with a fixed amount. Presently, this amount is 20 XRP. Hence, to activate your wallet, you need to send 20 XRP to your newly created Ripple account. Once your wallet has been funded with 20 XRP, it will be automatically activated.

There are multiple ways to buy XRP. For one, you can buy it from crypto exchanges such as Binance, CEX, and Bitfinex. However, most of these centralized exchanges require you to do KYC(Know Your Customer) verifications. Changelly (https://changelly.com/) allows you to buy XRP without verification, and their exchange process is seamless. Navigate to www.changelly.com and create an account there. Then, go back to the home screen.

If you have any other crypto assets such as Bitcoin...