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.
Paytomat is a blockchain-based payment processing system created to help merchants, consumers and crypto core teams to find each other and create real life traction for cryptocurrencies as emerging method of everyday payments. Built as a decentralized autonomous organization and decentralized franchise, Paytomat features two unique loyalty programs based on the PTM coin, incentivizing merchants to accept payments in crypto, and PTX token, incentivizing end customers to pay with crypto. For the purposes of the token sale we will use token called PTI based on EOS blockchain. Paytomat is a set of blockchain software solutions, already used by more than several hundreds Merchants to accept crypto in cafes, restaurants, beauty salons etc. Our product integrates into existing point-of-sale systems or offers a standalone solution without the need to purchase additional hardware. We hedge the risks, increase speed and streamline payments in multiple cryptocurrencies. For the Сustomer, it’s as easy as scanning a QR code with our own or any other compatible crypto wallet, and pay in one of the 15+ cryptocurrencies currently supported by Paytomat. For the Merchant, the enrollment is free and is done either via their POS (updating the software) or installing the Merchant App provided by Paytomat. The in-house developed proprietary system is now being migrated to EOS and includes “Paytomat Core” in the form of an EOS smart contract and services responsible for keeping Merchant accounts and balances, Merchant interfaces (Merchant Web Panel, Merchant App, POS integrations and e-commerce plugins) and consumer apps (non-custodial cryptocurrency wallets).