Ledger Data Formats

Learn about individual data objects that comprise the XRP Ledger's shared state.

  • Ledger Header

    A unique header that describes the contents of a ledger version.

  • Ledger Object IDs

    All objects in a ledger's state tree have a unique ID.

  • Ledger Object Types

    Each ledger's state tree consists of a set of ledger objects, which collectively represent all settings, balances, and relationships in the shared ledger. In the peer protocol that rippled servers use to communicate with each other, ledger objects are represented in their raw binary format. In the rippled API, ledger objects are represented as JSON objects.