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Ripple To Integrate Ethereum Smart Contracts With XRP Ledger



Ripple has announced plans to integrate Ethereum smart contract with XRP ledger in order to accelerate chain permissionless and scalability following the launch of the sidechain as per a post.

The information disclosed by blockchain development firm Peersyst Technologies on Oct. 17 shows that the new sidechain is easily compatible with Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM). 

As a consequence, Ripple users would have unfettered access to DApps like Uniswap and Web3 wallets such as MetaMask and XUMM Wallet. 


Speaking on the new development, RippleX software engineer Mayukha Vadari said that the sidechain launch implies that developers no longer need to choose between XPRL or EVM-compatible blockchains.

He added that developers will also enjoy XRPL’s fast low-cost transactions and Solidity-based smart contracts.

Vadari maintains that the ultimate goal of Ripple is to achieve an outright permissionless, EVM sidechain as well as bridge available on the XRPL Mainnet. 

Meanwhile, the news of the breakthrough did not have significant impact or influence on the XRP token, which is currently trading at $0.46 at the time of filing this report as per CoinMarketCap data.

Ripple Sets To Break Out of the Shell

Given an approximately two years lawsuit between the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Ripple, it appears Ripple is set to break out of the shell following the announcement by Ripple boss Brad Garlinghouse that it will probably end in less than four months.

The growth of the crypto payment platform had been badly affected by the lingering lawsuit since December 2020.

Recall that the U.S. securities regulator filed a suit against Ripple over an allegation that the company carried out an unauthorized securities sale of $1.3 billion worth of its XRP token. 

Meanwhile, Garlinghouse has persisted in the claim that SEC is not interested in applying the law but going beyond the jurisdiction defined by Congress. This is because they have been unable to identify any investment contract.