Uphold, a cloud-based digital payment firm announced that the XRP Ledger was already fully adopted into their platform. Uphold users can now use the app to directly access their XRP wallet addresses.
According to a previous report, the platform only held the XRP tokens before the integration. Users have no access to those tokens. Now they can directly trade — deposit, withdraw and transfer XRP to other wallets using the app. The XRP ledger integration was initially announced in March when the capability to buy and sell the cryptocurrency was first enabled.
“Uphold has now satisfied an increasing need to provide its members with full access to Ripple’s fast-growing ecosystem,” the report stated.
“An important milestone.” That’s what Robin O’Connell, UPhold’s chief revenue officer commented about the integration and adding that the firm “was the first to make XRP easily available in the U.S.”
O’Connell further stated: “Expanding our offering to include full connectivity to the XRP ledger was the clear next step. This space is becoming crowded with new wallets popping up, offering access to cryptos, but, if you read the fine print, they’re not selling the actual cryptocurrency and arguably having a negative impact on the market.”
Uphold users can use bank transfer, debit and credit cards, or through other payment facilities to buy XRP tokens.