Learn the "what" and "why" behind fundamental aspects of the XRP Ledger.
Learn the "what" and "why" of the XRP Ledger.
- Payment System Basics
One of the primary purposes of the XRP Ledger is payment processing. Learn more about key concepts that will help you understand the XRP Ledger payment system.
- Payment Types
The XRP Ledger supports point-to-point XRP payments alongside other, more specialized payment types.
Anyone can make tokens representing digital value on the XRP Ledger.
- Decentralized Exchange
The XRP Ledger contains a fully-functional exchange where users can trade tokens for XRP or each other.
- Consensus Network
The XRP Ledger uses a consensus algorithm to resolve the double spend problem and choose which transactions to execute in which order. Consensus also governs rules of transaction processing.
- XRP Ledger Servers
rippled is the core peer-to-peer server that manages the XRP Ledger.