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How To Trade XRP?

The first step in trading is to decide how you would like to take advantage of XRP’s price movements. There are two methods to trade Ripple:

a. Buy Ripple and hold it for the time when you can sell it on for a profit.
b. Use leveraged trading so as to speculate the price movements of Ripple.

Leveraged trading doesn’t need you to put down the full value of your position upfront, which gives you much larger exposure without having to infuse some extra capital. Profit and loss will be based on the full size of your position, which magnifies not only the profit but also losses.

CFDs enable you to open leveraged trading positions on Ripple and any other cryptocurrencies. A CFD is a contract in which you agree to exchange the price difference of XRP from when you opened your position to when you close it. You can go long, go short, or sell CFDs.

How To Buy XRP​?

You can buy Ripple either directly or through an exchange. While buying Ripple directly with USD is one of the easiest ways, not all the exchanges offer this. In addition, exchange rates are also not great. The best way is to buy other cryptocurrencies first and then buying Ripple from an exchange.

There are many different exchanges that allow you to buy Ripple directly like Coinbase, but there are several others like Binance that will first make you buy another coin like Ethereum and Bitcoin and then will need you to transfer them to the exchange.

For this, you need to open an account with an exchange, and once an account gets verified, click the deposit button and select international wire transfer. Use the banking details to transfer funds from your bank account connected to the exchange. Click to XRP/USD market and click on buy under instant order. XRP will be added to your account.

How Can I Mine XRP?​

XRP cannot be mined like Bitcoin and other altcoins because of various reasons. As mining of Ripple is impossible, one of the options is to mine other cryptocurrencies first and then convert it into XRP. This way is the best to lay your hands on XRP directly without having to pay any additional cost for the XRP mining process.

Ripple Management holds 60% of the currency in ledger escrows out of 100 billion Ripple coins launched. If the management releases up to one billion per month, then the expected release rate is lesser than the upper limit of one billion, with the unused balance being rolled over in the new escrow, which is not going to be released until the first month in which no escrow is scheduled for release. In short, the supply of Ripple is not going to open, suddenly making the market to flood and crash.

How Much Can Ripple Scale?​

Ripple’s XRP Ledger is a blockchain-based payment network that can be used to transfer funds between any currencies within a few seconds with minimum transaction costs. The main aim of Ripple is to replace the world’s existing legacy payment networks.

The XRP ledger is designed to keep the scalability in mind, and the underlying structure has only been improved over time. As per the data, XRP Ledger is capable of sustaining 1,500 transactions per second on commodity hardware. Moreover, it just takes around four seconds for the payment to settle, while XRP can scale up 50,000 TPS to handle the same throughput as Visa. However, unlike most of the currencies, Ripple doesn’t have a blockchain. The company has its own patent technology called the Ripple Protocol consensus algorithm. XRP has been disregarded as a cryptocurrency by most of the community.