Is the XRP Ledger centralized?

This is a common misconception about the XRP Ledger. While Ripple contributes to the open-source code of the XRP Ledger, no single entity owns, controls, or administers the XRP Ledger. It is decentralized. If Ripple ceased to exist, the Ledger would continue on.

Similarly, no single entity centrally controls XRP. A fixed quantity of 100 billion units of XRP were created before Ripple (the company) was formed, and then a portion was gifted to Ripple. Today, Ripple still owns a little more than 60% of the total supply of XRP. In 2017, Ripple placed 55 billion XRP in cryptographically-secured escrow accounts on the XRP Ledger to create certainty of XRP supply at any given time. Each month, one (1) billion XRP is released to Ripple, which it can use to help build a robust and vibrant XRP ecosystem and long-term utility.

How to update/Install OnePlus 5 to Android Oreo – November Security Patch



  • Device OnePlus 5
  • Version Open Beta 1
  • Update time 2017-11-25
  • File size 1.56 GB
  • MD5 hash d89cf84f47b4f6f0cfa268b243e67782
What’s new:


  • Updated to Android O (8.0)
  • Added Parallel Apps
  • Added Picture in Picture
  • Added Auto-fill
  • Added Smart text selection
  • New Quick Settings design
  • Updated security patch to October


  • Added notification dots
  • New app folder design
  • Now able to upload photos directly to Shot on OnePlus

Instructions How to Install Android Oreo on OnePlus 5 

Now, you can install the update and choose the method depending on your device’s current situation. If your OP5 is running OxygenOS 4.5.14, you can simply use method 1. In case your device has TWRP recovery installed, you can use method 2.

Method 1: Using Local Upgrade

  1. Download the full ROM package from the link Download.
  2. Connect your OnePlus 5 to the PC and enable File Transfer mode.
  3. Transfer the full ROM file to the root of the internal storage. By ‘root’, we mean outside all the folders.
  4. Disconnect the device.
  5. Go to ‘Settings’ -> ‘System updates’.
  6. Tap on the cog (gear icon) on the top-right of the screen.
  7. Select ‘Local upgrade’.
  8. The system will automatically detect the ROM file.
  9. So, tap on the file name and press ‘UPGRADE NOW’.

Your device will reboot into the recovery and install the OnePlus 5 Open Beta 1. Once done, your OP5 will boot into the updated ROM.

Method 2: Using TWRP Recovery

  1. Download the full ROM zip from the link Download.
  2. Copy the downloaded ROM file to the internal storage of your OnePlus 5.
  3. Once copied, disconnect the device and power it down.
  4. Boot your OnePlus 5 into TWRP recovery mode.
  5. [Optional] If you’re coming from a ROM other than OxygenOS, then go to ‘Wipe’ -> ‘Advanced Wipe’. Select the options shown in the image below and wipe the device.
  6. Tap on the ‘Install’ button.
  7. Navigate to the internal storage and select the ROM zip file. Swipe the button on the screen to install OnePlus 5 Open Beta 1 update.
  8. Once the file has been selected, tap on ‘Wipe dalvik/cache’.
  9. Finally, hit the ‘Reboot System’ button.


How to roll-back to stable release

Reverting back to the Official OTA path from the Beta path will require a full install and clean flash (FULL WIPE of all data and cache). Please carefully follow the flash instructions below.

  • Please be aware that all data will be wiped during the revert-back process, so do remember to backup your data in advance.
  • Download the roll-back build provided [HERE] to Internal storage.
  • Shut down your device and enter recovery mode by long pressing the Power + Volume Down key simultaneously.
  • Select “Install from Local” and choose the downloaded build to install.
  • Reboot your device after installing the build. You have to re-enter recovery mode to Wipe data cache and Erase everything(Music, pics, etc).
  • Reboot your device again and you’re all good to go.

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India Today OnePlus 5 available at 10% discount* to students

If you haven’t upgraded your smartphone before making a return to college, OnePlus is now willing to shave 10 percent off the price of its latest flagship, the OnePlus 5. You’ll have to verify that you’re actually a student to receive the coupon code, but it seems like that’s really all there is to it. Once that step’s done, you can save a bit of money and get yourself a device that very few people on campus will have.

The offer is open in the United States, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Austria, Belgium, Portugal, Poland, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Croatia, and Hungary. You’ll have a month to use your discount code, but students will be able toredeem the deal once each year while enrolled.

You’ll have to verify that you’re a student by logging in to a Student Beans account (or create a new one if needed). More information is available at OnePlus via the two source links below.

sources: OnePlus Student ProgramProgram announcement

Nokia 6 Flash Sale in India Today via Amazon: Time, Price, Offers, Specifications

Nokia 6 price in India, launch offers

The Nokia 6 price in India is Rs. 14,999. Launch offers on Amazon India include Rs. 1,000 Amazon Pay balance for Amazon Prime members, 80 percent off Kindle ebooks up to Rs. 300, Rs. 2,500 discount on MakeMyTrip (Rs. 1,800 on hotels and Rs. 700 on flights), as well as 45GB of free data from Vodafone across a five month period.

Simplify your smartphone buying decision with the Nokia 6, available exclusively at Amazon India. Packed with features such as 5.5 inch full HD display, 16MP back camera, 8MP front camera, octa-core processor, dual speakers, fingerprint sensor and more, make this your next smartphone by shopping at

How to Manually install OnePlus 5 OxygenOS 4.5.8

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Download OnePlus 5 OxygenOS 4.5.8

  • OxygenOS 4.5.8 OTA for OnePlus 5 – Coming Soon
  • OxygenOS 4.5.8 Full ROM for OnePlus 5 – Download Here

Install OnePlus 5 OxygenOS 4.5.8 Update
1. Visit this link and download the OxygenOS 4.5.8 full ROM and save the ZIP file on your phone.

2. Now Navigate to Phone Settings > System Updates > Settings Icon > Local Upgrade & Select the ROM File

3. Once selected system would prompt upgrade now

4. Select upgrade now and the system would reboot into stock recovery and flash the ROM file.

5. The installer would itself flash the ROM and reboot the device.

Now your phone will reboot and your OnePlus 5 is now running on the latest OxygenOS 4.5.8 firmware & OS based on 7.1.1 Nougat.