Best of luck in all of your cryptocurrency pursuits!
If you are familiar with Ethereum, you can adapt this guide to use Ethereum instead of Bitcoin. I used Bitcoin to make the process as simple as possible.↩︎
While Ripple and XRP are often used interchangably, they are not the same. Ripple is a company making international payments more efficient, and XRP is a cryptocurrency they use for payments. Nowadays, when someone says “I want to buy Ripple” they probably mean “I want to buy XRP.” That said, it is important to know the difference, and that the success of Ripple as a company will not necessarily mean the success of XRP.↩︎