Originally a money transfer platform known as RipplePay, initiated by software developer Ryan Fugger in 2004, Ripple as it functions today is the result of a journey of transitions and developments over the years. A number of people have played influential roles on that journey, including Jed McCaleb, Arthur Britto and David Schwartz. The triad of engineers opted to look outside of Bitcoin (BTC) to build their own solution following Bitcoin’s launch in 2009. The result — the XRP Ledger, which went live in 2012.

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