Updated: Feb 20, 2019
Uphold, launched in 2015 serves 184 countries, across 32 currencies both cryptocurrency, fiat and metals with frictionless foreign exchange, cross-border remittance and Virtual Mastercard enabled ecommerce for members around the world.
The decision to add the Ripple currency came from a Twitter poll that was conducted for which cryptocurrency Uphold should add next. Ripple came in the lead with 51% with just over 12,000 votes. The other crypto choices were Monero, Stellar, and Cardano.
With the Uphold platform you can buy cryptocurrency with a debit card or bank account. Fees are minimal and you can get your crypto instantly.