Normal crypto-coins are a code-based asset created to be used as an apparatus of exchange. New units are added through mining. Any person is able to participate if they've access to a computer. Mining uses a great deal of time and electrical energy, however. A powerful machine is also vital, to mine successfully. Conversely, Ripple is a centralised resource, which cannot be mined. A limited number of tokens were generated by the company and this number will not be exceeded.