Uphold, a leading digital money platform, completed the integration of the XRP (XRP/USD) ledger into their system, according to the company’s press release on Thursday. The new feature will allow Uphold users to work with XRP wallet addresses and deposit, withdraw and send XRP to other wallets throughout the application.
Robin O'Connell, Uphold’s CRO, said the integration was an "important milestone," adding that his company was the first in the US to provide easy access to XRP:
“Expanding our offering to include full connectivity to the XRP ledger was the clear next step. This space is becoming crowded with new wallets popping up, offering access to crypto's, but, if you read the fine print, they're not selling the actual cryptocurrency and arguably having a negative impact on the market."
Uphold allows users to buy Ripple through bank transfers, debit and credit cards, as well as other means of payment.
The company announced their intent to fully integrate XRP in March, following the launch of buy and sell options for the currency.
By Nadya Astam