The base currency – XRP. The counter currency – USD. The XRP/USD rate is the Ripple cryptocurrency/American Dollar pair. The XRP/USD Chart shows how much the XRP is worth as measured against the USD. XRP digital currency started trading on Bitstamp in January 2017. The XRP/dollar currency pair is available for all regions and customers supported by Bitstamp. XRP is often used to facilitate cross-border payments to and from European countries. Ripple (XRP) has been adopted by payment networks and banks as a convenient settlement infrastructure technology. The XRP has a number of advantages, including security and price, over other cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin.