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I'm presuming that a lot of the people in the study group have a solid understanding of XRP and Ripple the company. But I ran across some great background articles by @Hodor That I'd recommend everyone give a read if you haven't seen them before.

I don't plan on discussing the timeline in detail in the group. But you will hear me referring back to Ripple's history from time to time.

I also found the below infographic reasonably consistent with my experience.

If you haven't run across the original "classic ripple pay" site, I encourage you to watch the short video there.

 

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Thanks for the reference, Bob! However, those are the "republished versions" on the Ghost platform (the XRP Community Blog).  The original platform where I published those particular blogs w

Many of the most confusing things about Ripple and XRP are related to poorly chosen names. I'm sure most people are familiar with this infographic that Ripple published.    But it is i

Thanks @Hodor! I'll edit the original post to change the links.

Many of the most confusing things about Ripple and XRP are related to poorly chosen names. I'm sure most people are familiar with this infographic that Ripple published. 

Differences-XRP-Ripple-chart_Insights-05-615x1024.thumb.png.59e105516661ae377f201d973a2c13a5.png

 

But it is important to realize that the above names are just the most recent choices. Prior to this, the company and products have been called many different things. Some of are detailed in links referenced above, but many are not. It is nearly impossible to talk about the subject and why people are confused without referencing prior names and how they have changed.

Company		Currency	System		Ecosystem		Product
=======		========	======		=========		=======
OpenCoin	ripples		Ripple 		The Ripple Network	The Ripple Client
Ripple Labs	ripple		Ripple Ledger	The Ripple Network	RippleTrade Client
Ripple		ripple		RCL		The Ripple Network	RippleConnect 2.0
Ripple		ripple		ILP		The Ripple Network	RippleConnect 3.0
Ripple		ripple		ILP		The Ripple Network	The Ripple Solution
Ripple				ILP		RippleNet		xCurrent
Ripple		XRP		XRP Ledger	RippleNet		xRapid				


Definitions
===========
Ripple Consensus Ledger		RCL
The Interledger Protocol	ILP


Alternate Terms
===============
				ILP		The Interledger		Ledger / Connector
                            	ILP		Open Internet of Value		 Connector                        

 

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On 5/3/2019 at 5:30 PM, BobWay said:

I'm presuming that a lot of the people in the study group have a solid understanding of XRP and Ripple the company. But I ran across some great background articles by @Hodor That I'd recommend everyone give a read if you haven't seen them before.

 

Thanks for the reference, Bob!

However, those are the "republished versions" on the Ghost platform (the XRP Community Blog). 

The original platform where I published those particular blogs was my WordPress site, which is still operational.  The formatting is much better on the original site, so please read these instead:

https://xrphodor.wordpress.com/2018/04/09/a-history-of-xrp-ripple-part-1-2011-2013/

https://xrphodor.wordpress.com/2018/04/13/a-history-of-xrp-ripple-part-2-2014-2016/

https://xrphodor.wordpress.com/2018/04/17/a-history-of-xrp-ripple-part-3-2017/

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@BobWay I hope you're doing well.  Is there any chance we can get some more reading material while we wait for the class to start?  Even if it's just a thread you remember from an old forum which contained constructive conversation relating to something you are planning to teach.

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