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How XRP benefits from XRPL, as per Ripple’s CTO

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How XRP benefits from XRPL, as per Ripple's CTO

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  • The XRP ledger helps to add liquidity to the XRP token
  • XRP was struggling to improve user adoption

In another round of habitual conversation, Ripple’s [XRP] CTO David Swchartz elucidated the contributions of the XRP Ledger [XRPL] to its underlying token. The discussion started when Zach Rector asked for clarity about XRPL’s financial or material support for XRP.

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Connection of the Ripple projects

Schwartz, in his capacity, then tackled an initial response that both projects were competitors. According to him, XRP benefits from XRPL in terms of liquidity and autobridging. This implies that the XRPL automatically connects order books on the ledger by using the token as a middleman to reduce costs.

Furthermore, the CTO mentioned that XRPL and XRP would have a stake as an Automated Market Maker (AMM). Surely, XRP has faced a number of challenges over the years, including regulatory scrutiny and a lack of widespread adoption.

But recently, the token was the star of the market, outperforming Bitcoin [BTC] and Ethereum [ETH]. And thanks in large part to the XRPL, the token’s liquidity has remained strong. The hike in price led to the DEX volume reaching its highest point on 24 March.

XRP DEX volume and XRPL issuance

Source: Santiment

However, data at press time showed that the volume had decreased to 22,100. This means that the aggregate number of transactions passing through decentralized exchanges had fallen. This translates to a decrease in traders’ interest in jumping on the XRP price action.

Holders prefer to remain tight in accumulation

On the other hand, the total number of XRP trustlines created has also been following a downward trend. The decline in the metric suggests that only a few users were involved in issuing new assets on the ledger. Furthermore, these users were not willing to hold.

In connection with the network growth, Santiment revealed that XRP growth had been hindered. The network growth shows the number of new addresses being created daily on a network. Since the metric fell to 328, it meant that XRP was losing traction, and user adoption was at a much slower pace.

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For holders of the token, it hasn’t been very profitable sticking to XRP in the last few days. This was because the ratio of daily on-chain transaction volume in profit to loss was 0.784. The outcome of this metric implies that transactions that have passed through the Ripple network have ended in losses than gains recently.

Ripple network growth and XRP on-chain volume in profit and loss

Source: Santiment

On 8 April, Schwartz also explained that a lot of technologies do not work with XRP like the XRPL. Adding that migration to the Ripple network could be challenging, he tweeted,

“Because there are lots of technologies that don’t work with XRP. And people who use those technologies will have a much harder time migrating to XRP.”


Victor Olanrewaju is a full-time journalist at AMBCrypto. Settled in Lagos, his fascination with blockchain technology and the cryptocurrency market arose out of his love of freedom and everything free. As a Nigerian, Victor understands the impact unfounded financial restrictions have on a population. He sees Bitcoin and cryptos as a way to circumvent these obstacles, as a tool for value creation despite all the setbacks. A graduate in Physics, Victor previously worked as a Senior Marketer at Melange Technologies. Before that, he dealt with crypto-marketers on a regular basis in his capacity as Copywriter at Ventrix Media. At AMBCrypto, Victor’s focus is on assessing the real effectiveness of both on-chain and off-chain developments on a project and its community sentiment.
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