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.
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 Program, Program announcement
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.