DEV Community

Cover image for Application Open for XRPL Grants Wave 5!
Julia Heitner for RippleX Developers

Posted on • Updated on


Application Open for XRPL Grants Wave 5!

XRPL Grants is now accepting applications for the Wave 5 cohort through March 26, 2023, 11:59pm Pacific Time. XRPL Grants funds software developers interested in building technical standards and solutions using open-source technology to help grow the XRP Ledger Community.

Wave 5 Call for Applications

In Wave 5 XRPL Grants seeks applications for any project built on the XRPL and involves some technical development. Projects should contain open-source components, be technically feasible, and benefit the broader XRPL community.

XRPL Grants strongly encourages applications from women and non-binary developers and teams, as well as other underrepresented groups from the XRPL community.

Types of projects that may be funded in Wave 5 include, but are not limited to:


  • Real World Assets (RWAs)
  • Utility NFTs (i.e.Rewards/Loyalty Programs/Ticketing/Membership)
  • Music/Entertainment Rights
  • Proof of Existence (e.g. Certificates, Degrees, Legal Ownership)
  • Decentralized Science (DeSci)

Infrastructure & Security

  • Data API
  • Data Visualization Tools

Developer Tooling/Usability

  • Client Libraries/SDKs

Decentralized Finance (DeFi)

  • Financial Inclusion
  • Regenerative Finance (ReFi)
  • Payments
  • Ecommerce
  • Digital Remittances
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Merchant Integration

Sustainability/Social Impact
Additional Projects that leverage the XRPL to better society and the environment

Important Deadlines and FAQs

The complete application process for Wave 5 takes roughly 3-4 months.

Applications Open: February 7 - March 26, 2023 (Early applications encouraged!)

Review and Judging: April 2023
There are multiple stages of review; applicants can expect to be notified of their project status within 6-8 weeks after their submission, including whether or not they will be moving forward to the next stage.

  • Review Stage 1: Application and technical screenings to ensure the project meets general eligibility requirements in the spirit of the XRPL Grants program.
  • Review Stage 2: In-depth review by the XRPL Grants Judging Committee to determine finalists.

Finalist Interviews: May 2023
30-minute interview with members of the XRPL Grants Team and Judging Committee.

Awarding: June 2022
Awarded projects will be notified and publicly announced.

Info Sessions

We invite anyone interested in learning more about XRPL Grants to attend a live information session:

Apply Now

Apply to Wave 5 at

Have additional questions? Check out the FAQ page and join the XRPL Developers Discord!

Top comments (0)

An Animated Guide to Node.js Event Loop

Node.js doesn’t stop from running other operations because of Libuv, a C++ library responsible for the event loop and asynchronously handling tasks such as network requests, DNS resolution, file system operations, data encryption, etc.

What happens under the hood when Node.js works on tasks such as database queries? We will explore it by following this piece of code step by step.