Earlier today, XRPL Labs divulged its latest development: Xahau Ledger, a smart contract sidechain integrated into the XRP Ledger (XRPL) ecosystem. This is said to enhance the capabilities of the XRP Ledger, pushing it a step closer to widespread retail adoption.

The announcement by XRPL Labs, the brain behind the XRP Ledger’s self-custody wallet named Xumm, has reignited excitement within the community, pointing toward significant advancements for this altcoin. However, so far, the altcoin remains in red down by 1% in the past 24 hours.

An Introduction To Xahau Ledger

On August 28, XRPL Labs conveyed its integration with the Xahau Ledger, characterizing it as an “ambitious move” to introduce multifaceted features to the XRP Ledger. This integration is seen as a catalyst, propelling the adoption of the altcoin and its foundational ledger.

Such progress firmly positions the XRP Ledger protocol to break new ground in the retail sector. Furthermore, XRPL Labs is in the phase of rolling out a comprehensive whitepaper for the Xahau Ledger.

As emphasized by the developers, this sidechain’s primary purpose is to infuse the XRPL ecosystem with smart contract capabilities.

The Vision For The Smart Contract Sidechain For XRP Ledger

Wietse Wind, the founder of XRPL Labs, in a recent update on X (formerly recognized as Twitter), disclosed the collaboration with prominent names, including GateHub, Alloy Networks, and EvernodeXRPL.

According to Wind, their joint efforts have led to the Xahau whitepaper’s publication, underscoring the potential of the Ledger-powered smart contracts. Wind envisions these contracts as pivotal in crafting solutions for daily life challenges.

The XRPL founder further disclosed his commitment to the XRP Ledger ecosystem. In his words:

We will continue to build for the entire XRP Ledger ecosystem, and everything we build will be open for the entire ecosystem to benefit from.

He further expressed his optimism for a multi-chain XRPL Protocol ecosystem, emphasizing the combination of XRPL Mainnet’s proven resilience with the limitless potential of Hooks.

Furthermore, Wind dropped hints about future updates to the Xumm wallet, indicating support for multiple XRPL Protocol networks, notably XRPL Mainnet and Xahau.

According to the founder, this is a move aimed at achieving the overarching vision of XRP retail adoption. To add to the anticipation, Wind hinted that Xahau might become operational before the year concludes.

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