Normal cryptocurrency is a code-based asset built to work as an item of exchange. Additional crypto-coins may be created via mining. Everyone is able to get involved by using their a device. Mining requires a lot of time and electrical power, however. A powerful computer is also required, to mine profitably. On the other hand, Ripple is a centralised coin, which can't be mined. A limited number of units were made by the organisation and this limit will not be added to.