The XRP Ledger (XRPL) Grants Program has announced its sixth wave, providing an exciting opportunity for developers to create innovative financial projects on the XRPL.

Wave 6 is focused on projects that address financial inequities, streamline traditional financial processes, and provide new use cases for the XRPL. The program is open to developers worldwide, and applications will be accepted until June 18, 2023.

The Grants Program seeks various projects, including applications, services, tools, and middleware. These projects will tackle various financial use cases, such as financial equity and inclusion, regenerative finance, decentralized finance, data and indexing, payments, e-commerce, merchant tooling and integration, tokenization, decentralized compliance and security, interoperability, developer tools, oracles, and insurance.

The XRPL is an open-source, energy-efficient, and decentralized blockchain offering a wide range of tokenization, settlement, and liquidity capabilities.

These capabilities make it an ideal platform for building new financial use cases. The Grants Program seeks developers who can use these features to create innovative and valuable applications.

The XRPL’s low-cost, highly performant architecture can handle up to 1,500 transactions per second and settle transactions in 3-5 seconds with minimal energy costs.

Its native functionality includes a decentralized exchange (DEX), trust lines, and escrow, which provide security, reliability, and efficiency right out of the gate. Developers can build financial applications quickly and easily without learning complex smart contracts.

In addition, the program supports the incorporation of both NFTs and fungible assets for real-world asset tokenization, opening up a whole new realm of possibilities for financial applications.

The XRPL ecosystem is also set to welcome a new partner, Fractal ID, which will provide digital identity technology to the open-source blockchain.

This integration aims to enhance the know-your-customers and anti-money laundering (KYC/AML) processes and protocols for participants in the XRPL ecosystem, ultimately leading to a better experience for all developers and their end users.

With Fractal ID’s digital identity solution, participants in the protocol’s ecosystem can onboard and move seamlessly across decentralized apps (dApps), creating a more streamlined and user-friendly experience. This means that users will no longer need to repeatedly verify their identity when using different dApps on the protocol.

Developers can benefit from this integration as they can now better serve more users. With exciting features anticipated to be proposed to the XRPL, such as the automated market makers (AMM), sidechains, and Hooks, developers can leverage Fractal’s digital identity solution across many use cases, creating more innovative and diverse applications on the XRPL.