David Schwartz, the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Ripple, recently took to the X app to announce that he is celebrating his 11th year with the company, marking the launch of the XRP Ledger (XRPL) in 2012.
The Launch of the XRP Ledger
Ripple CTO, David Schwartz, alongside Jed McCaleb and Arthur Britto, began developing the XRP Ledger in 2011. Their goal was to improve upon the limitations of Bitcoin, such as mining inefficiencies, and create a digital asset specifically designed for payments. This led to the birth of the XRP Ledger.
In June 2012, the XRP Ledger was officially rolled out, and Chris Larsen joined the team shortly after. The group later started NewCoin, which was later renamed OpenCoin and is now known as Ripple. In 2020, the XRPL Foundation was launched to accelerate the development and adoption of the decentralized XRP Ledger.
XRPL Debuts Innovative Features
Over the past 11 years, the XRP Ledger has undergone significant improvements and has played a crucial role in the implementation of various blockchain-based projects. The protocol offers unique features that attract other projects. In September 2021, the XRP Ledger was upgraded to version 1.12.0, introducing new features such as Automated Market Maker (AMM), Clawback function, and fixReducedOffersV1. It also includes a liquidity feature that allows for providing liquidity for restricted tokens on the XRPL. Recently, the XRPL achieved the much-anticipated mainnet launch of the fixNFTokenRemint upgrade.
The XRP Ledger has achieved numerous transaction milestones, giving it a competitive edge in the crypto industry. Last month, the blockchain network closed its 84 millionth ledger.
All these innovations have contributed to the XRPL’s stellar reputation in the crypto industry.
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