Ripple is the catchall name for the cryptocurrency platform, the transactional protocol for which is actually XRP, in the same fashion as Ethereum is the name for the platform that facilitates trades in Ether. Like other cryptocurrencies, Ripple is built atop the idea of a distributed ledger network which requires various parties to participate in validating transactions, rather than any singular centralized authority. That facilitates transactions all over the world, and transfer fees are far cheaper than the likes of bitcoin. Unlike other cryptocurrencies, XRP transfers are effectively immediate, requiring no typical confirmation time. Ripple was originally founded by a single company, Ripple Labs, and continues to be backed by it, rather than the larger network of developers that continue bitcoin’s development. It also doesn’t have a fluctuating amount of its currency in existence. Where bitcoin has a continually growing pool with an eventual maximum, and Ethereum theoretically has no limit, Ripple was created with all of its 100 billion XRP tokens right out of the gate. That number is maintained with no mining and most of the tokens are owned and held by Ripple Labs itself — around 60 billion at the latest count. Even at the recently reduced value of around half a dollar per XRP, that means Ripple Labs is currently sitting on around $20 billion worth of the cryptocurrency (note: Ripple’s price crashed hard recently, and may be worth far less than $60 billion by time you read this). It holds 55 billion XRP in an escrow account, which allows it to sell up to a billion per month if it so chooses in order to fund new projects and acquisitions. Selling such an amount would likely have a drastic effect on the cryptocurrency’s value, and isn’t something Ripple Labs plans to do anytime soon. In actuality, Ripple Labs is looking to leverage the technology behind XRP to allow for faster banking transactions around the world. While Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are built on the idea of separating financial transactions from the financial organizations of traditional currencies, Ripple is almost the opposite in every sense. XRP by Ripple price can be found on this page alongside the market capitalization and additional stats.
BZ is the ecological token issued by Bit-Z Exchange, abbreviated as BZ. It does not publicly raise funds from investors.The initial stage of BZ is based on the Ethereum ERC20 agreement. In the future, the BZ main net will establish more ecological models to boost the development of the platform. Based on the global eco-development plan of the Bit-Z Group, BZ will have good asset value preservation, expected value-added space, and stable market liquidity. The value space of BZ can be imagined. BZ is bringing a series of ecological core welfare benefits to the Bit-Z Group. 50% of the total, used for global partners to share a new model of dividends. Bit-Z defines one million users as its partners, and is committed to building the world's largest trading platform, and always works with users to promote the new development of global blockchain ecological construction. There is no private equity quota to protect the ecological development of the Bit-Z Group. Bit-Z puts perspective on industry health and platform self-discipline. BZ minimizes the participation threshold for global partners and creates a new economy for welfare sharing. BZ employs third-party data disclosure agencies to share data to global partners in real-time. BZ is committed to creating a fully transparent circulation mechanism.