April 19, 2024
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Ripple Developer Wietse Wind Proposes Canary Network for XRPL Testing

Leading Ripple developer Wietse Wind has suggested the creation of a Canary network for the XRP Ledger (XRPL), aiming to enhance testing procedures for new features.

Addressing Testing Deficiencies

Wind emphasized the necessity for better pre-launch testing following the discovery of a bug in the recently launched Automated Market Maker (AMM) on the XRP Ledger. He believes a dedicated testing ground, separate from the mainnet, could prevent such issues.

The proposed Canary Network would function as a sandbox environment, mirroring the main XRP Ledger but solely for testing purposes. Wind suggests incorporating native tokens with intrinsic value, like stablecoins, to facilitate realistic testing scenarios.

Community Engagement and Support

Wind plans to engage with the wider XRP community and stakeholders to refine the proposal. He aims to gather insights and address potential challenges by involving ecosystem participants, compliance officers, legal advisors, and project representatives.

The concept of a Canary Network isn’t novel, with other blockchain networks like Ethereum employing similar testing environments. Wind’s initiative has garnered support from the XRP community, particularly concerning the recent AMM-related bug, which disrupted services on the XRP Ledger.

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