This is a lot to take in. But at the same time, it may not be necessary. The big news that’s been keeping Ripple fans up at night for months now is that Coinbase has added support for trading XRP, meaning you can now buy and sell XRP on their app as if they were bitcoins or ethereum. In fact, the announcement of Coinbases launch date saw over half a billion dollars worth of XRP float out into the wild – an event which experts said could “completely destabilize” bitcoin – but which still ended up driving prices up by around 25% over the following 24 hours. If anything changes here, I’ll update this article accordingly.