A Ripple wallet (also called Ripple address or Ripple account) is provided to every new user on GateHub.
A Ripple public address has the following attributes:
Between 25 and 35 characters in length
Starts with the character “r”
Uses alphanumeric characters, excluding the number "0" capital letter "O", capital letter "I", and lowercase letter "l"
Permanence of accounts
Once created, an account exists in the XRP Ledger's data tree forever.
Deleting a Ripple wallet from your GateHub account will not make the XRP reserve available.
Multiple Ripple wallets
Ripple wallet balances cannot be merged. Each active Ripple wallet must hold at least 20 XRP.
More information about Ripple addresses is available here.
Ownership of a Ripple wallet
Creating and funding an account does not give you any special privileges over that account. Whoever has the secret key corresponding to the account's address has full control over the account and all XRP and other funds it contains.
For some addresses, it is possible that no one has the secret key, in which case the account is a black hole and the funds are lost forever.
Note that GateHub and GateHub employees do not have access to your account credentials and Ripple wallet secret keys.
GateHub cannot recover a lost Ripple secret key.
How to connect/import an existing Ripple wallet to GateHub?
GateHub allows owners of existing Ripple wallets to import a Ripple wallet by using its corresponding secret key.