Learn the "what" and "why" behind fundamental aspects of the XRP Ledger.

  • Networks and Servers

    rippled is the core peer-to-peer server that manages the XRP Ledger.

  • Consensus Protocol

    Consensus is how new blocks of transactions get confirmed by the XRP Ledger blockchain.

  • Ledgers

    Ledgers are the data structure that holds data in the shared XRP Ledger network. A chain of ledgers records the history of transactions and state changes.

  • Transactions

    Transactions are the only way to change the XRP Ledger. Understand what forms they take and how to use them.

  • Payment Types

    The XRP Ledger supports point-to-point XRP payments alongside other, more specialized payment types.

  • Tokens

    Anyone can make tokens representing digital value on the XRP Ledger.

  • Accounts

    Learn about accounts in the XRP Ledger. Accounts can send transactions and hold XRP.