We’re excited to announce the inaugural awardees of XRPL Grants, presented by RippleX with XRPL Labs as a technical advisor. The XRPL Grants Program provides funding to independent developers building a variety of self-selected projects that leverage the XRP Ledger’s open-source technology and further accelerate the Internet of Value. The program welcomes applications from any project that builds on the XRP Ledger (XRPL) and involves some technical development.
For the first wave of the XRPL Grants Program, we invited applicants to apply with any open-source project built on the XRPL and particularly encouraged projects focused on the development of non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
In this wave, more than 100 grant proposals were submitted, and from this incredible batch of applicants, over 20 grantees have been awarded nearly $2 million in total value. Among the grantees are individual developers and teams from more than 10 countries around the world. We're also proud to award three grants to applicants from within Ripple’s University Blockchain Research Initiative.
Inaugural grantee projects tackle a wide range of problems and opportunities, including:
- The development of NFTs for multiple industries (retail, art, music, sports, digital advertising and carbon capture)
- Learning tools and platforms to build on and interact with the XRPL
- Data visualization tools
- Payment and security solutions
The XRP Ledger is an open platform, and it is not necessary to apply for a grant in order to build on the XRPL. However, information regarding the application window for the next round of grants will be posted on XRPLGrants.org.
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