Learn the "what" and "why" behind fundamental aspects of the XRP Ledger.
Learn the "what" and "why" of the XRP Ledger.
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.
The XRP Ledger supports point-to-point XRP payments alongside other, more specialized payment types.
All currencies other than XRP can be represented in the XRP Ledger as issued currencies. Learn more about how issued currencies function in the XRP Ledger.
The XRP Ledger contains a fully-functional exchange where users can trade issued currencies for XRP or each other.
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.
rippled is the core peer-to-peer server that manages the XRP Ledger. This section covers concepts that help you learn the "what" and "why" behind fundamental aspects of the rippled server.