I'm trying to close my account by withdrawing all my XRP into a new account. But the Ripple client insists on keeping a minimum balance of 50 XRP. How can I properly close this account?

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    Unfortunately, we have not yet figured out a way to do this. Removing an account completely would break our wallet security model. – David Schwartz Apr 26 '13 at 9:17
  • @DavidSchwartz Can someone who has access to the secret key steal this minimum balance of 50 XRP? – Manish Apr 27 '13 at 21:15
  • Not today, but if in the future either the reserve drops or the network does adopt a way to close an account, then they could. – David Schwartz Apr 27 '13 at 21:29

You can't withdraw the deposit, just leave it as it is.

Remove all trust and all offers to lower the minimum deposit.

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    50 is currently the minimum. – David Schwartz Apr 26 '13 at 9:22

totally a scam. Using the word “reserve” for mandatory contribution . The consumer has all the rights for there money. ITS A SCAM!!

  • well. your answer voices a very personal opinion. please be more objective in your next answer. – anion Jan 7 '18 at 14:48

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