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BitCoin Vs Ripple

BitCoin Vs Ripple side-by-side comparison

Ripple is one of the top 3 cryptocurrencies after Bitcoin and Ethereum. We already visited the side-by-side differences of Bitcoin Vs Ethereum. This post specifically discusses the side-by-side comparison of Bitcoin Vs Ripple.


Sr. No.
BitCoin
Ripple
Contributor
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Generally referred as BTC
Generrally referred as XRP
                       
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Released in 2009
Released in 2012

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BTC transfer to recipient account via a ledger updates
Settlement of IOUs via a ledger update

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Bitcoin BTC it self is a cryptocurrency and need exchange to trade bitcoin.
On Ripple nework, Ripple XRP can be exchanged in any currency viz. Bitcoin, crude oil, gold etc.

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Nearly $80B market capital
Nearly $10B market capital

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21 Million max BTCs available
100 Billion max XRPs available

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SHA 256 hashing algorithm
SHA 512 hashing algorithm

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Takes around 10 minutes for a single transactions
Takes < 4 seconds for a transaction.
1000 transactions per second on RippleNet

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BTC a truly decentralized system
XRP is controlled by company called Ripple (Labs)

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Primary use-case as a alternative to traditional money
XRP use-case is to digitize financial transactions among financial institutions or banks

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Mining of bitcoin is crucial part of this cryptocurrency. Transaction fees are paid to miners.
XRP tokens as transaction fees are burned. All XRPs are pre-mined.

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Disclosure: I own few Ripple XRPs at the time of writing this article.

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