Posted 2020-08-19 to

Introducing XRP Ledger version 1.6.0

XRP Ledger (rippled server) version 1.6.0 has been released. This release introduces several new features including changes to the XRP Ledger's consensus mechanism to make it even more robust in adverse conditions, as well as numerous bug fixes and optimizations. (This post has been updated with recommendations for upgrading.)

Posted 2020-08-10 to

Moving Devnet to a Validator List

Ripple plans to upgrade the XRP Ledger Devnet to use a recommended validator list like the ones used on the Testnet and Mainnet. Ripple also plans to reset the Devnet history and state at this time. If you operate a server on the XRP Ledger Devnet, or run software on the Devnet, you must upgrade your configuration to remain synced.

Posted 2020-05-30 to

Developer Reflections: Xrplorer

This week on Developer Reflections, we're proud to highlight Xrplorer, a powerful open analytics platform built on top of a graph database representation of the XRP Ledger.

Xrplorer was built by Thomas Silkjaer, a Danish data scientist, designer, and popular Forbes Contributor, as a side-project on Neo4j, to prove out the benefits of using a graph database over a traditional relational database management system (RDBMS), which is typically used to store XRP Ledger historical data.

Posted 2020-05-06 to

Get Ready for Deletable Accounts

The XRP Ledger is currently expected to enable the deletion of on-ledger accounts for the first time, through the DeletableAccounts Amendment, on 2020-05-08 (UTC). This amendment comes with changes to some fairly fundamental details of the XRP Ledger protocol. If you use the XRP Ledger for your business, this is a good time to do a last check to make sure you're ready.

Read on for some tips on:

  • Deletable accounts in general
  • Handling changes to account creation
  • Dealing with accounts that could be deleted
  • Getting XRP back by deleting your extra accounts
Posted 2020-05-02 to

Developer Reflections: XRPScan

This week on Developer Reflections, we’re proud to highlight XRPScan, one of the most popular blockchain explorers for XRP, used by over 50+ exchanges globally, including Coinbase, Bitfinex, Bitkub, and Bitpay, among others, to look up XRP Ledger account information and show Proof-of-Transaction to their users.

Posted 2020-03-31 to

Introducing XRP Ledger version 1.5.0

XRP Ledger (rippled server) version 1.5.0 has been released. The rippled 1.5.0 release introduces several improvements and new features, including support for gRPC API, API versioning, UNL propagation via the peer network, new RPC methods validator_info and manifest, augmented submit method, improved tx method, improved CLI parsing, improved protocol-level handshaking protocol, improved package building and various other minor bug fixes and improvements.

Posted 2021-02-07 to

Running an XRP Ledger Validator

by Mayur Bhandary, Software Engineer at Ripple

Validators are the lifeblood of the XRP Ledger. This post seeks to explain the function and importance of validators on the XRP Ledger network.

Posted 2020-01-13 to

fixCheckThreading and fixPayChanRecipientOwnerDir Amendments Lost Majority

On 2019-01-11, the fixCheckThreading and fixPayChanRecipientOwnerDir amendments lost the support of several validators, causing those amendments' support to fall below the 80% threshold for approval. (EnableAmendment LostMajority transactions: fixCheckThreading, fixPayChanRecipientOwnerDir.) As a result, these amendments are no longer expected to become enabled on 2020-01-18, and their status depends on more validators to resume voting in favor of the amendments.