Ripple has been seriously focusing on the Interledger protocol project. The vision of taking the technology to the next level through providing swift cross-border services, Ripple so far has been the winner in all regards.
A new network supported by Ripple is aiming to improve the Interledger protocol (ILP). Ripple’s famous brand, Xpring, has invested in Equilibrium Connect. The core objective of this Ripple backed start-up is to create an open-source dev tool for the Interledger system and improve the protocol.
The ideology of this project is to build up a standardized interface for the payment providers, and ILP is a significant aspect to fulfill this objective. This is another step forward by Ripple that will add much variety to the current payment system.
Ripple basically assembled equilibrium Connect to support the Interledger protocol development and enhance the entire system through creating new ways. The ways that would provide an easy and reliable platform for the developers to integrate ILP into their practical apps.
The initial objectives of Equilibrium Connect are to build up an ILP connector that would be open source and will support Bitcoin, Ethereum, and XRP, initially. Through this, these digital currencies will be able to connect with each other to make transactions with having a separate identity.
Secondly, they would provide a web service consisting of a simple API that would allow different applications to connect with each other through the ILP network. In result, this will enable the payments to be made between the systems rapidly. Moreover, Equilibrium Connect will design and place a very reliable onboarding experience for the users across the ILP network.
Back in 2015, two members from Ripple started their work on the ILP project. Initially, the protocol was created by Stefan Thomas and Evan Schwartz, who were the senior members of Ripple Labs. The objective of the creation of this protocol was that users could send money through the internet just as they send information in no time.
Ripple’s Xpring is heavily focused on this project and want the Interledger system to function as soon as possible. The SVP of Xpring, Ethan Beard, said:
“We’re aggressively building out our tools to build on Interledger.”
The ILP connector will entertain BTC, ETH, and XRP at the first stage but Ripple focuses on spreading the network across fiat currencies as well. The founder of Equilibrium Connect mentioned that they are concentrating on creating a regulatory compliant that adds support for more and more coins.
Their focus is to spread the network across the globe with an easy to use interface that provides users with secure payment service.
Those financial firms and banks which are already in partnership with Ripple have an edge because as soon as the ILP connector goes live, it will start functioning across those firms. Ripple officials predicted that at the beginning of next year, ILP would begin operating at its best.
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