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.
QUBITICA is a community of more than 1000 developers, IT companies and investors from over 20 nations who want to work together to advance blockchain technology. This community has developed the QUBITICA infrastructure and since May 2018 it has been working on new projects under the associated brands and websites. Subcontracting is organized within the community. This requires the holding of QBIT, the paticipation shares in QUBITICA and all related projects. A long-term goal of QUBITICA is the development of project-related Smart Contract Solutions. These projects are treated as independent tasks and subprojects advertised individually. This allows us to achieve a flexible pipeline adapted to the needs of the market. The general developments in Blockchain will grow disproportionately, which is why it is the right time to find an intelligent solution to accomplish these tasks. What sets QUBITICA apart from an IT company operating in this field? QUBITICA is not an IT company, but an association of like-minded developers, IT companies and investors. IT projects will be handled under future brands and websites, and QUBITICA will be responsible for exchanging ideas, prioritizing projects and managing the shares in QUBITICA. QUBITICA's QBIT is an ERC-20 token that honors achievements. This honor is also comparable to shares. Developers receive QBIT for the implementation of projects and thus a share in the assets of the platform. A developer becomes, so to speak, a miner of shares through the power of his programming. He can now keep this QBIT, which represents his share of the overall project, or exchange it for Ether or USD / Euro. The mining of QBIT as part of the development of QUBITICA itself is no longer possible. This process is complete. QBIT is also the unit through which investors can acquire shares in the projects. To do this, buy QBIT either from the developers, any holder or via the platform. A purchase on exchanges is of course also possible. For new projects under other brands, the introduction of additional tokens is possible. QBIT holders automatically receive shares in this token upon issue.