Is it still possible to issue your own assets on Ripple?

I was talking to some folks interested in facilitating trade of non-monetary assets (power to be specific). I was thinking that Ripple as a platform may be more suited for such trades than Bitcoin. However, when I was researching Ripple today, it seemed to me that their marketing is now almost exclusively focusing on banks.

Is it still possible to issue your own assets on Ripple? Do you need to be a Ripple gateway to do so? Is there another solution to account for self-issued assets in high frequency with an non-fixed group of participants cheaply?

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Looking for raw historical LTC data

Something comparable — though not necessarily as comprehensive — to the datasets found here: http://api.bitcoincharts.com/v1/csv/

These links are all dead: Is there a source for historical LTC trades available?

This site apparently had full trade data history: http://ltc.block-explorer.com/charts

…But that’s dead as well.

help greatly appreciated!

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