Ripple’s documentation team is fantastic. Everything that an exchange needs to know is found on ripple.com/build. Still, a newcomer to that documentation may not know where to start, and that could slow things down.
To keep things moving fast, my approach is to give these exchanges a “jump start”. By that I mean a brief (one to two hours) presentation, at the end of which they…
- understand the key concepts of Ripple’s XRP Ledger
- know the essential pages on ripple.com/build
- have wallets (hot and cold) to start using immediately
The last item is what I want to write about here.
An early example is slides #14 and #15, which show the
result. This is the actual response from a live server, shown in real
time. It takes a sharp eye to notice it, but fields including
“uptime” and “completed_ledgers” change values in the time that
it takes to navigate from slide #14 to #15.
As the slides advance, they explain how to set up a Ripple address as a hot wallet, and another as a cold wallet. The deck not only shows the commands to do this, it actually runs those commands, behind the scenes. So by the end, the user has an actual hot and cold wallet (on the test net) ready to use.
The deck is not intended to be stand-alone. Ideally, I’d provide a voice-over, highlighting important points. Still, if you follow the link above, it should be fairly easy to follow. Use left and right arrow keys to navigate slides.
Be aware that as the deck shows public and private keypairs, these are yours to use. They are generated in your browser, known only to you, and you can use them, immediately, on Ripple’s test net!