The XRP blockchain is centralised


There are many validators already running. You can configure the validators to trust using a [Unique Node List](They are the lists of transaction validators a given participant believes will not conspire to defraud them.) (UNL).

  • Everyone gets to choose who they trust.
  • No one can be forced to trust anyone.
  • Validators can't force others to trust them.
  • There is no central node

Regardless: everyone can run a rippled node and/or validator and introduce transactions: if the transaction is valid (signed, etc.) it's guaranteed to be included.

Ripple is working on further decentralization.

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