Ripple Labs, which facilitates payments in mainstream and virtual currencies, is creating a developer portal and supporting a new accelerator. Already its efforts have made it possible to connect the Ripple payment network to websites that run on Magento's e-commerce platform.

"The main thing here is really to show the developer community that they're going to be supported for the long term," says Chris Larsen, the serial financial services disruptor who heads Ripple.

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