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AUG 10, 2023

Gemini Adds Support for New Blockchain Network: XRP Ledger and its Native Token XRP

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We are delighted to announce support for the XRP Ledger and XRP, adding a new blockchain to Gemini’s growing list of supported networks!

XRP is now available for trading on our API/FIX and ActiveTrader applications for USD trading pairs, and on the Gemini Mobile App and website for USD, GBP, EUR, CAD, SGD, HKD, and AUD pairs!*

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Adding XRP Ledger to our list of supported crypto networks is an important step on our mission to unlock the next era of financial, creative, and personal freedom.

Exploring the XRP Ledger and XRP

The XRP Ledger (XRPL) is an open-source and decentralized blockchain powered by a global developer community including key contributors Ripple, the XRPL Commons, the XRPL Foundation, and XRPL Labs. XRP is XRPL’s native token, and is used for payments on the network.

The XRP Ledger was designed to be fundamentally different from Proof-of-Work (PoW)-based blockchains, like Bitcoin. Instead, it uses a unique consensus protocol known as Proof-of-Association (PoA), which requires nodes to create their own lists of trusted nodes, on which they rely for achieving blockchain consensus. These lists of trusted validators are known as Unique Node Lists (UNLs). Nodes can also use default UNLs recommended as trustworthy by the XRPL Foundation, Ripple, and Coil.

Ripple, which uses XRP to power its crypto solutions business, has the stated aim of increasing the speed and reducing the cost of cross-border transactions and remittances, with XRP serving as a bridge currency for financial institutions exchanging value between multiple fiat currencies.

With the addition of XRP Ledger, Gemini is now compatible with 13 blockchain networks, including: Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Solana (SOL), Litecoin (LTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Polkadot (DOT), Avalanche (AVAX), Cosmos (ATOM), Zcash (ZEC), Filecoin (FIL), Dogecoin (DOGE), and Tezos (XTZ).

Learn more about all the tokens we support for trading and/or custody here.

Onward and Upward!

Team Gemini

*XRP can be stored in Gemini’s exchange wallet but is not yet available in Gemini Custody.

Updated: August 16, 2023


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