Ripple (company) - Definition from the Hotspot Shield Encyclopedia

Ripple is a developer who is responsible for creating the Ripple payment protocol and also a digital currency exchange network.

The business was created in 2012 and is based in San Francisco, California. Ripple created a developer portal that allows users to bring together different resources, skills and tools to aid the development of API's.

Ripple mains area of revenue are through its professional financial services, its native currency, and the software it has created to for financial system integration. Ripple has also furthered its success by partnering with some well-known businesses including Western Union and CrossCoin Ventures. Furthermore they were responsible for creating the DATA (Digital Asset Transfer Authority) which provides advice and standards for digital currencies and payment systems.