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 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 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.
Anyone can make tokens representing digital value on the XRP Ledger.
Learn about accounts in the XRP Ledger. Accounts can send transactions and hold XRP.