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April 19, 2013, 11:23:09 PM
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Whats the point of creating a ripple account then not being able to activate it unless you have 300 xrp? if youre new to all this virtual currency and want to start off with ripple - yeah yeah they give them away for free, but not to people that are starting off or only people that have bitcoins. Im sure Ill figure a way to get ripple but in the mean time I spose I just need to vent. 
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April 19, 2013, 11:29:55 PM
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Whats the point of creating a ripple account then not being able to activate it unless you have 300 xrp? if youre new to all this virtual currency and want to start off with ripple - yeah yeah they give them away for free, but not to people that are starting off or only people that have bitcoins. Im sure Ill figure a way to get ripple but in the mean time I spose I just need to vent. 

I assume they will change that once they do a full launch.  Maybe because it is in beta and they are trying to make it more difficult to do anything on there?  I'm not sure but I agree it is a major obstacle to the common person. I bet they give you like 300 XRP for free when they open it to the general public and promote it during an official launch.
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April 20, 2013, 12:49:05 AM
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There was a thread in the regular section where people were loaning XRP to others with a promise of paying back.  I think they raised the limit to 400 to get full site access.  I was lucky and knew someone who had some from the previous giveaways and send me some (that I will pay back eventually).
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April 20, 2013, 01:16:25 AM
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The 300 XRP are some kind of security or elaborate CAPTCHA.

Otherwise bots could create spam accounts and fake webs of trust en masse.


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April 20, 2013, 02:04:28 AM
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Yes it was easy to get a 300 XRP loan at first when they were just worth about 20 cents.  But then XRP went up and were worth $1.  Now it is down a bit but still in that range and people can't afford to give out a lot of loans.  but the price shoudl fall back down in time.
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April 20, 2013, 05:27:19 AM
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The Ripple concept greatly intrigues me. I'm also eager to get some XRP and see what we can do, although most of my friends aren't the adventurous early adopter type.
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April 20, 2013, 05:35:51 AM
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I'm sure they will have some more giveaways before long.  At least I would expect them to.
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April 20, 2013, 05:42:02 AM
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Did anyone else get an email offer to buy your forum account?

I just got offered $12.00. I'm assuming it's because of this giveaway?

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April 20, 2013, 06:12:02 AM
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April 20, 2013, 06:18:55 AM
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This is going to sound dumb, probably... But, can you mine XRP? I just learned of ripple today and I'm still very confused...

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April 20, 2013, 06:20:21 AM
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April 20, 2013, 06:27:32 AM
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I hope to get more ripples myself..hopefully very soon.
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April 20, 2013, 06:33:45 AM
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abrkn - Can you point me to any good threads that explain ripple and XRP? My initial impressions are that XRP is a "transactional" currency for ripple? Is that right?

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April 20, 2013, 07:02:23 AM
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April 20, 2013, 07:25:47 AM
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When you use the Ripple network (sending currency, creating exchange orders, etc.) you pay fees in XRP: https://ripple.com/wiki/XRP

I'm currently trading BTC/XRP at https://snowco.in

Why does it work like that? I never got it.
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April 20, 2013, 07:36:22 AM
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April 20, 2013, 07:40:24 AM
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Ok.. And what how/where do I find and add gateways?  Huh
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April 20, 2013, 07:56:53 AM
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All coins "pre-mined" with one party in control over the entire network while retaining 20% of the total supply for them selves...i'm i the only one that thinks that sounds odd?
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April 20, 2013, 08:02:36 AM
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Ok.. And what how/where do I find and add gateways?  Huh

Only two gateways right now are Bitstamp and Weexchange...well those are the two major ones. 
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