What is XRP?

The XRP blockchain is a public, open-source ledger of all XRP transactions. The blockchain is distributed network of computers that are constantly and automatically updated by the actions of users. Each node (a computer connected to the blockchain network) keeps a copy of the blockchain that it receives when it joins the network.

Common questions about XRP

  1. Who created XRP?
  2. What is XRP's symbol?
  3. How fast is XRP?
  4. What is XRP's block time?
  5. Can you mine XRP?
  6. Does XRP support smart contracts?
  7. Is XRP EVM compatible?
  8. Is XRP dead?

Who created XRP?

XRP was created/founded by Jed McCaleb, Arthur Britto and David Schwartz.

What is XRP's symbol?

XRP's ticker is XRP.

How fast is XRP?

XRP can process an estimated 1500 transactions per second. Though, you should also consider block time in this equation too.

What is XRP's block time?

XRP's block time is approximately 10 seconds. This means that every 10 seconds, the XRP blockchain produces a new block.

Can you mine XRP?

No, you cannot mine XRP. XRP is a RPCA blockchain.

Does XRP support smart contracts?

No, XRP does not natively support smart contracts. You'll need to use a different blockchain if you want to use smart contracts.

Is XRP EVM compatible?

No, XRP is not EVM compatible. Which means you can't use it with wallets like Metamask. Instead, you'll have to use a wallet that natively supports it.

Is XRP dead?

Blockchains don't tend to "die"... They're designed to continue running without a centralize authority or provider. If there's still a node running, XRP will remain in use. Sure, there may be exploits, or luls in user activity, but generally it should keep running!

XRP comparisons

Compare XRP with other blockchains to see how it stacks up.

We've compared XRP with 18 other blockchains. Click on a comparison to learn more!

XRP's social links

Find out more about XRP by visiting their official channels!