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Financial technology is about to enter a new phase thanks to distributed open source systems. The Ripple protocol, a virtual currency and distributed open source payment network, is a distributed global ledger that solves the double spend problem through a process of consensus rather than mining. Ripple replicates the key benefit of the earlier Bitcoin, a decentralized fixed amount currency that can’t be debased. Ripple furthers the Bitcoin mission with a new architecture that results in fast transactions (confirmations in seconds not minutes) and a multi-currency design that provides the world’s first distributed currency exchange.
OpenCoin co-founder Chris Larsen will sketch out the emerging technology from which first Bitcoin and then Ripple emerged.