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.
Generally referred as BTC
Generally referred as XRP
Released in 2009
Released in 2012
BTC transfer to recipient account via a ledger updates
Settlement of IOUs via a ledger update
Bitcoin BTC itself is a cryptocurrency and needs exchange to trade bitcoin.
On Ripple network, Ripple XRP can be exchanged in any currency viz. Bitcoin, crude oil, gold etc. Now XRP are available on most of the crypto exchanges as well.
Nearly $80B market capital
Nearly $10B market capital
21 Million max BTCs available
100 Billion max XRPs available
SHA 256 hashing algorithm
SHA 512 hashing algorithm
Takes around 10 minutes for a single transaction
Takes < 4 seconds for a transaction.
1000 transactions per second on RippleNet
BTC a truly decentralized system
XRP is controlled by company called Ripple (Labs)
Primary use-case as an alternative to traditional money
XRP use-case is to digitize financial transactions among financial institutions or banks
Mining of bitcoin is a crucial part of this cryptocurrency. Transaction fees are paid to miners.
XRP tokens as transaction fees are burned. All XRPs are pre-mined.
Disclosure: I owned few Ripple XRPs at the time of writing this article.

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