Ripple chief technology officer David Schwartz has advocated for XRP Ledger (XRPL) validators to support an automated market maker (AMM) feature, but only if there is consensus within the community.
On X (formerly Twitter), Schwartz discussed the XRPL’s AMM feature. In his initial post, Schwartz referred to AMMs as an intriguing part of decentralized finance.
The XRP Ledger is a decentralized blockchain with XRP (XRP) as its native asset. It is known for its speed and scalability, making it suitable for various financial applications, including cross-border payments and remittances.
In response to a community member’s question about the timeline for AMMs going live on the XRPL after governance voting, Schwartz stated that if the majority supports the amendment, the changes could be implemented in as little as two weeks.
In general though, validators shouldn’t vote YES individually. The community should make a decision and then validators should nearly all vote YES when they believe the community is on board and enough nodes support the change.
The amendment voting process is intended to…
— David “JoelKatz” Schwartz (@JoelKatz) October 6, 2023
Expanding on the significance of a majority vote, Schwartz emphasized that no validators currently endorse the vote to the best of his knowledge. The introduction of the AMM feature occurred with the release of rippled version 1.12.0, which also brought the potential clawback feature. Adding an AMM is not limited to introducing a new trading engine; it will also enable integration with the XRPL decentralized exchange.
Despite the significance attributed to this feature, Schwartz advised validators against voting independently to promote these modifications. Instead, he emphasized that “the community should reach a consensus first, and then validators should overwhelmingly vote YES when they perceive that the community is in agreement and sufficient nodes endorse the adjustment.“
In addition to his prominent role in Ripple, Schwartz is renowned for his informative articles and commitment to championing decentralization.
Lately, he dispelled misunderstandings concerning the clawback feature, often seen as an intrusion on XRPL users. He clarified that the feature aims to safeguard developers from potential legal liabilities within the ecosystem.
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