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. 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. 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.


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
  • Down voted because this is not an answer to the OP explaining how to remove all funds from an account. This is just a venting rant.
    – axiopisty
    Feb 28 '20 at 6:31

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