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XRPL EVM Sidechain: Ripple Unlocks DeFi And RWA Innovation On XRP Ledger

In a move to enhance interoperability and unlock new avenues for developers, Ripple, a leading blockchain solutions provider, has unveiled the XRPL EVM Sidechain. This innovative product brings Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) compatibility to the XRP Ledger (XRPL), paving the way for advancements in decentralized finance (DeFi) and real-world asset (RWA) tokenization.

The announcement, made on RippleX, highlights Ripple’s commitment to a multi-chain future for blockchain technology. By enabling XRPL to interact seamlessly with the EVM ecosystem, the XRPL EVM Sidechain opens doors for developers to leverage the strengths of both platforms.

This interoperability will be facilitated by a bridge, with wrapped XRP (eXRP) acting as the native asset and gas token on the XRPL EVM Sidechain. This bridge will allow for the smooth transfer of assets between XRPL and the sidechain, streamlining transactions and fostering a more connected DeFi landscape.

Security of the bridge and user experience are paramount for Ripple, with the team prioritizing these aspects as the launch of the XRPL EVM Sidechain draws near. To address this, Axelar, a battle-tested interoperability bridge, will be used. “We’re excited to partner with Ripple and bring eXRP as the native currency to the XRPL EVM Sidechain,” said Ferran Prat, CEO of Peersyst, the company behind Axelar. “Our bridge will ensure a secure and efficient connection between the two ecosystems.”

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While the XRPL EVM Sidechain signifies a significant step forward, some, like XRP Ledger’s UNL validators, have expressed reservations. These validators require further validation through concrete use cases and developer adoption before fully embracing the feature.

However, with the XRP Ledger Apex developer event on the horizon, the future looks bright for XRPL. The unveiling of the XRPL EVM Sidechain is just the beginning, and we can expect to see even more exciting projects emerge from this innovative blockchain platform.

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