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.
What is DMD Diamond? DMD Diamond is a digital currency that that allows people to send money anywhere in the world instantly, securely and at near zero cost. It focuses on creating a multi entry, high rewards monetary system that empowers people to achieve financial freedom through blockchain based technology. DMD Diamond's conceptual goal is to become an ultra-scarce non-government controlled storage of wealth with software facilities that can increase that wealth over time. Emission Model DMD Diamond Coin rollout is one of the cornerstones of this monetary system. The emission model stays the same as in DMD Diamond 2.0, however, the introduced changes make the emission of new coins smoother and avoid sudden large reductions in yearly interest. In the past DMD Diamond relied on both Proof-of-Stake and Proof-of-Work algorithms to govern the network. DMD Diamond 3.0 will be run by state of the art Proof-of-Stake only, while Proof-of-Work is going to be removed completely. Diamond Masternodes A DMD Diamond network consists of full nodes running as servers facilitating connectivity and transmission of updates. Masternodes is a time tested concept which was originally created to prevent decrease in number of full nodes and incentivize people to keep the network running, decentralised and expanding. Over the years as the technology matured Masternodes became ever more useful and could perform additional network services that go above what a vanilla full node could do.