The XRP Ledger (XRPL), known for its fast and affordable transactions, is about to get even more versatile. On January 29th, 2024, the XRPL announced a partnership with EasyA, a company focused on improving Ethereum sidechain accessibility.
EasyA will launch educational modules and initiatives to train its community of over 750,000 developers on how to use the XRPL and its Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) compatible sidechain.
By completing the program, developers will be able to deploy smart contracts on the XRPL EVM sidechain directly from their mobile phones.
EasyA is a popular Web3 learning platform, with a large community of developers, founders, and visionaries, and deep partnerships with over 300 of the world’s top university blockchain clubs, such as Harvard, MIT, and Cambridge.
EasyA offers content for various blockchain networks, including Solana, VeChain, Sui, and Polkadot.
The partnership also aligns with Ripple’s vision to enable smart contracts on the XRPL through the upcoming Hooks protocol upgrade.
However, EasyA’s approach allows for faster and more accessible smart contract deployment.
Industry observers have noted that EasyA’s mobile-focused approach could spark a new wave of mobile XRPL apps. The ability to create smart contracts from mobile devices lowers the barriers to entry significantly.
Additionally, EasyA developers are well-funded by top investment firms, such as Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), to turn their ideas into reality, accelerating innovation on the XRPL.
With this integration, the XRPL is poised to tap into EasyA’s vibrant community to drive mainstream decentralized app adoption through mobile and attract the next generation of blockchain developers.
Integrating smart contracts is a complex process, and it will take time to see the full impact of this partnership.