Ripple update: Set up a Toast wallet today
My dad is an amazing man. He is one of those super handy guys that has taught me so much about pretty much everything from working on cars, woodworking, electrical, plumbing, concrete, etc. If it’s something you can build or fix with your hands, he’s good at it. His lessons have saved me so much money over the years. Having the ability and confidence to dive into pretty much any home project or automotive repair without hiring someone is as fiscally rewarding as it is mentally.
The one thing he has been slower to grasp is the crazy advancements in technology that a person in the hands-on world doesn’t usually get much exposure to. Even still, his company got him an iPhone a few years ago, and in less than a month he was texting me and sending me funny videos from YouTube. He never ceases to amaze me with his ability to learn and adapt.
With retirement right around the corner, we talk a lot about investing and stocks and whatnot. I like to talk about crypto currency and the projects I’m interested in. One he’s always been interested in me explaining to him was Ripple. He doesn’t quite grasp a lot of it, but explaining how it makes transferring money faster and cheaper isn’t hard to grasp. He thinks it will be a game changer and I agree.
I’ve been in crypto currency for a couple years now, and knowing the volatility I can’t bring myself to “convince” others to buy into it, knowing they could lose a lot of money.
Today is his birthday. I set up a toast wallet for my him and threw 250xrp in it. I stored the information on a usb drive and encrypted it, so he can feel extra technical having to enter passwords to access his new technomonies.
I’m excited to give it to him. The monetary value won’t matter nearly as much as being able to teach him and include him in something new, the way he has for me my entire life.
Happy birthday dad.
About Ripple (XRP)
Ripple connects banks, payment providers and digital asset exchanges via RippleNet to provide one frictionless experience to send money globally. Banks and payment providers can use the digital asset XRP to further reduce their costs and access new markets. XRP is the fastest and most scalable digital asset today.
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