Ripple is the third largest crypto network by market cap, and while it relies on peer-to-peer mechanisms like its top competitors Bitcoin and Ethereum, its technology is different.
XRP, its token rides on the XRP Ledger and the moves of XRP are governed by the XRP Ledger Consensus Protocol.
While the crypto world was on disarray on January 7, 2019, following a 51 percent attack on the Ethereum Classic network, the XRP Army was on a Ripple marketing spree. Ripple’s top brass, beginning with David Schwartz its CTO joined in the frenzy tweeting:
“Another PoW blockchain suffers a double spend attack, this time ETC. XRP Ledger’s distributed agreement protocol eliminates this risk.”