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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)

Protecting your Ripples

There have been a lot of incidents where cryptocurrencies were lost due to hacking and human error. In this section, we will look at how we can protect our Ripples.

Don't leave your Ripples on centralized exchanges

Leaving cryptocurrencies in centralized exchanges is a bad idea. Since they store these keys in a single database, when their database is compromised, our accounts can be hacked. In the past, bitcoins worth billions of dollars have been stolen from centralized exchanges. You can either use decentralized exchanges or withdraw your funds to your hardware/paper wallets. This process will be difficult for most traders, but it's a necessary precaution.