Is a real-time payment protocol, a shared public database with a built-in distributed currency exchange operating as the world's universal translator for money
Distributed ledger software provider Ripple has reported on its blog that the XRP Ledger ecosystem has expanded to 55 validator nodes, which has more than doubled the size of its network in less than two months.
— Ripple (@Ripple) 17 июля 2017 г.
The new validators include WorldLink, Telindus-Proximus Group, Bahnhof (Swedish ISP) and AT TOKYO Corporation, and join a growing network of leading companies and organizations currently validating transactions on the XRP Ledger, including Microsoft, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and CGI, the copmpany detailed.
Distributed database that is used to maintain a continuously growing list of records, called blocks
As reported, to make XRP the globally preferred digital asset for payments it is necessary to ensure that the enterprise - ready public blockchain - is as strong as possible through additional validators.
We believe Ripple’s network will revolutionize commerce in the future and the way our customers do business, and that’s why we have chosen to run a validator node on the XRP Ledger. In the same way that communication and document sharing dramatically improved with email, Ripple and the digital asset XRP will have an equally impactful effect on the time and cost associated with cross-border payments.
Senior Vice President, Emerging Technology at WorldLink
Ripple also plans to add two third-party validators to the XRP Ledger’s Unique Node Lists (UNLs) in the coming months.