Ripple is still on the role with developments it seems, as the California-based blockchain company now announced a developer portal, as well as a number of updates and additions to their to Xpring, XRP Ledger, Interledger, and their blog.
Ripple states that this is a part of their effort to build the developer initiative Xpring, launched over a year ago, on open source software, open standards, and open networks to support developers building with XRP and to realize the Internet of Value. As per Ripple, the announced changes include:
- Xpring.io: a new Developer Portal, which comes with a wallet for easier creation and management of account credentials, and viewing balances and transaction history. It’s also meant to be “a central hub” for developers as it houses tools, all Xpring services and documentation that help enable payments in developers’ products and apps. Ripple says that the wallet supports the XRP Testnet already, and that it’s “the foundation of the functionalities and features that will launch in 2020.”
- XRP Ledger: version 1.4.0 is available on XRP Testnet and Mainnet, which comes with support for Deletable Accounts, enabling users to delete XRP Ledger accounts and recover up to 15 XRP of their base reserve. Additionally, support for StatsD, a drop-in monitoring solution that server operators can use to monitor the health of their servers, has been improved, while a prototype of native support for open-source universal RPC (remote procedure call) framework that helps developers access the XRP Ledger core protocol, called gRPC, is under review and may be included in the XRP Ledger beta version of 1.5.0 on XRP Devnet.
- Xpring blog: a native blog, which supports Web Monetisation, is launched for content about new products, partnerships, use cases, community events and developer profiles.
This comes after a number of major changes to Ripple in the last quarter alone. As reported, in October, Ripple announced multiple news, including a variety of updates for developers, such as the Xpring SDK, new partnerships, some of which are meant to make the integration of money into businesses easier, and a proposal for creating an XRP-collateralized stablecoin.
Soon after that, Ripple removed xRapid, xVia and xCurrent from their site, so that the customers now connect to RippleNet instead of buying xCurrent or xVia, while instead of buying xRapid, clients use On-Demand Liquidity.
The company is also garnering some major support, as Japanese financial giant SBI Holdings, which saw its cryptocurrency ventures making millions in profit, played down the potential of Bitcoin and altcoins, while praising XRP. Then a few days ago, the CEO revealed that the bank is thinking about issuing XRP as company-wide shareholder rewards.