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Ripple Consensus Ledger

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Overview

The Ripple Consensus Ledger is a shared ledger that anyone in the world can use to record, send, and redeem virtual representations of assets and value. It's powered by a peer-to-peer network of servers running the open-source rippled software, and is home to XRP, one of the world's most valuable digital cryptocurrencies. The Ripple Consensus Ledger is fundamental infrastructure technology for enabling the future of money: an Internet of Value.

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Ripple's Solutions for Cross-Currency Settlement and FX Market Making are built on top of the Ripple Consensus Ledger, with additional enterprise software in the form of Ripple Connect and Ripple Stream to facilitate specific use cases for financial institutions.

Software

The core software that maintains the Ripple Consensus Ledger is rippled (pronounced "ripple-dee"), a peer-to-peer server that uses the Consensus Process to maintain consistency and accuracy across the entire network.

Features and References