Ripple’s development branch is working to launch an NFT devnet and the main goal is to provide an easy way for the developers to test the proposed native NFT extension of the ledger as we are reading more in our latest Ripple news today.
Ripple’s development branch announced the rollout of the NFT devnet platform to explore the native NFT capabilities that are introduced with XLS-20d. according to the official blog spot, RippleX software engineer Nik Bougalis revealed that the developers could be creating applications and tokenization use cases. It outlined the addition of the XLS-20d a proposal introduced in May 2021. For context, it aimed to speed up the extensions to the XRP ledger that will support the native NFT type along with the provisions to purchase, sell and hold the tokens.
I know how long people have waited for this so I’m excited to let everyone know that the XLS-20-based NFT-Devnet is now available for anyone who wants to begin testing the proposed native NFT extensions to the XRPL.https://t.co/x1woWF3eDY
— 𝙽 𝙸 𝙺 𝙱 (@nbougalis) January 11, 2022
Bougalis also noted that developers will access the functionalities related to the NFT tokens such as trading, burning, and minting. In addition, the NFT devnet supports advanced features including automatic royalties and co-ownership which are incorporated in the platform. Automatic royalties allow for more royalty structures for the creators while co-ownership enhanced the access possibilities to the assets. The NFT Devnet is in beta mode and allows developers to test the functionalities on the ledger before the mainnet release. Initially, XLS-20d will be launched on the NFT testnet to enable the developers to assess the NFT capabilities and server operators to examine the performance and the results of the modifications without trading off the XRP ledger’s performance.
While stating that the latest launch marks the start of RippleX’s proposal for NFT capabilities, Bougalis added:
“We’re excited to bring our proposal for NFT capabilities to life on the NFT-Devnet, a test network with feature-functionality that will look exactly like the primary Devnet.”
2021 has been a wild year for NFTs and according to the data from DappRadar, tradign with these tokens hit $25 billion last year compared to $94.9 million in 2020. NFT sales climbed to $11.6 billion in the fourth quarter alone. OpenSea emerged as the main performer with surging trading volumes. The industry’s explosive growth can be attributed to the entry of celebrities, brands, and auction houses but also the emergence of GameFi and venture capitalists’ foray into the Metaverse. Modesta Masoit who is ahead of finance and research at DappRadar believes that companies that engage with NFTs turned their focus on utility and integrated with other spaces of DEFI and gaming.
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