Ripple is a technology company that provides solutions for global payments. The company's main product is the Ripple payment protocol and its associated digital currency XRP. Ripple's payment protocol is designed to enable secure, instantly and nearly free global financial transactions of any size with no chargebacks. Ripple's customers include banks, payment providers, digital asset exchanges and corporates. The company was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.