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  1. It pulls from Ripple's API: https://ripple.com/build/data-api-v2/#get-all-gateways But if you link to an issuer not on the list and they set a display name on the chat window, it'll use the display name like so: https://www.theworldexchange.net/?symbol1=TTT.rBcA1MkS2jtywAAi9bWfGsUk9R6RWQAyKr&symbol2=XRP
  2. You can only redeem from the gateway that issued the USD. However, you can use worldexchange to convert between the two. See: https://www.theworldexchange.net/?symbol1=USD.rhub8VRN55s94qWKDv6jmDy1pUykJzF3wq&symbol2=USD.rvYAfWj5gh67oV6fW32ZzP3Aw4Eubs59B Ripple's autobridge basically makes everything tradable even if no one explicitly puts out a USDxUSD order.
  3. It would be a deposit to Gatehub or Bitstamp. Bitstamp has a deposit button for its BTC and USD IOUs when you login; basically a Ripple address you send to. I think for Gatehub, you can either login to your Ripple wallet directly or also send to an address they instruct you to.
  4. Tech is there. Someone has to be willing to do it on the business side. I think it's hindered by no one knowing Ripple even has exchange capabilities, and also any attempts to talk to RL for partnership is basically met with an automated response that they're only interested in banks. To me, it seems this could be jump-started most easily if a company was seeded with XRP on condition (or escrow) to build the exchange as a business and that way their profit is tied to the xrp appreciation. I've had a few projects and attempts on the business side of this already, but it's very difficult to line up the right partnerships, vendors, etc when there's basically no official support for the effort.
  5. Bithomp

    @Warbler tried to reach you via PM. I'm interested to see if the explorer can be retooled into something that checks for AML, specifically making sure a wallet or funds received came from a trusted source (Bitstamp, Gatehub, poloniex, etc), so we can say with degree of confidence that the money wasn't from criminal sources.
  6. Bitstamp -- noobish question

    It's pretty hard to trade USD IOUs other than their own. Just went through and couldn't figure it out either and had same issue a year back when I tried to use them. I would just go on Ripple directly and trade it like you would RippleTrade. I built https://www.theworldexchange.net to essentially replace what RippleTrade was, but you can also just download any other wallet / client listed on https://www.xrpchat.com/links/
  7. Yes. You don't even need a trustline if you want to just convert currencies (trustlines only needed to send/receive to others). Literally just login and buy/sell the IOUs you want. See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTKVvY3VIZg&index=4&list=PLHAK7FXoElZOyM6MaQ_O_i6ATap2k9r-o It's the whole point why it's kind of redundant to have an traditional exchange that lists Ripple IOUs when Ripple has this functionality already built in (TheWorldExchange is just Ripple with a UI)
  8. The disconnect is just for display purposes (rather than video record an actual disconnected Ethernet cable). The page doesn't connect to any online site to generate the keys (otherwise it wouldn't work either in the first case with router turned off). I'm guessing JavaScript is disabled on the airgapped computer or not allowed to run on locally saved pages (usually set in security settings), which would be why the links are triggering new pages instead of just generating new keys (the override happens in JavaScript). I know in Windows, for example, there is usually a pop-up asking for permission to allow JavaScript to run in a page I download and save locally. The point of cryptography is to come up with one way calculations so that you can convert in one direction easily but not the other. That would be the topic to look up for examples and explanations.
  9. It sounds like what they're saying is they use a different method to generate the keys rather than what's provided by the Ripple library or API. Technically works but it'll basically be something that you can only use with their wallet (because few other wallets will read that way). It's similar to how if you pull up really old wallets for Ripple right now, they might also not generate keys starting with s but that key is pretty much only usable if you stay on that wallet or custom-code something to handle keys that don't start with s.
  10. Private keys are not the same as secret keys. Generally in Ripple you only use secret keys (they calculate to each other). The keypairs library above does convert them but you need to call the functions in code. Haven't used Exodus yet but I'd double check if they can export secret keys instead, as it would be weird to export something not really usable without a lot of conversion.
  11. Do you have a screenshot or error message? What happens when you click Login or Create... on the upper right and then click the Create Account button in the middle? This should be the overall flow of the webpage (after saving and opening in a local or airgapped machine): https://youtu.be/QWZ-AEVvDVc
  12. The big number issue never affected the World Exchange. It uses the latest version of bignumbers.js for the ripplelib library, so there isn't that freezing issue. Otherwise you wouldn't be able to load it on iPhone. Will look at the font size for login page when I have a chance
  13. For me, it's mostly a time issue rather than budget. The HTML page is freely redesignable, so if someone wants to try or knows anyone willing to try messing with the HTML/css, feel free (the source is on the lower right GitHub). The page will be around no worries, and even if it goes down, you could just download it off GitHub to run locally or reupload to another site. I'm wondering if I should just hide the about details and only show it if the link is clicked, rather than leave it open to scroll into. It's more or less a second page just rolled into the same HTML file. There's a balance I'm trying to keep where it should be easy to use but still full function and has all the advanced features documented as well. The name thing is kind of up in the air. The original point of the project was to show that Ripple is actually an exchange, just one with no human involvement needed. I wanted to avoid names like Ripple wallet because it doesn't get across that it can also issue tokens and trade as well, like with an exchange.
  14. It should function offline. Make sure you save HTML complete with the JavaScript. If not, you can also just download off of GitHub here: https://github.com/pftq/TheWorldExchange
  15. If you don't want to code, you can click the Create Account link on https://www.theworldexchange.net, which calls the same Ripple code above but with a UI.