Asian Markets in Focus as Ripple Unveils New XRPL Fund

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Asian Markets in Focus as Ripple Unveils New XRPL Fund
  • Ripple introduces a new XRPL fund to support the innovation and adoption of XRPL in Japan and Korea.
  • The fund is a part of Ripple’s $1 million project that intends to support XRPL developers.
  • The platform’s new fund focuses on corporate partnerships, startup investments, developer grants, and community growth.

Ripple, the blockchain payments company, announced the launch of a new fund to accelerate XRPL innovation and adoption in Japan and Korea. In an X post, Ripple stated, “We’re proud to launch the XRPL Japan and Korea Fund to boost innovation & utility on the XRPL in APAC!”

As per Ripple’s official announcement, the XRPL Fund of Japan and Korea is part of Ripple’s $1 million project that focuses on providing XRPL developers with financial, technical, and business support through XRPL grants and XRPL Accelerator programs. Tens of millions of dollars will be allocated to developments in the Japanese and Korean markets, capitalizing on their promising opportunities.

The fund will focus on initiatives including corporate partnerships, startup investments, developer grants, and community growth to drive XRPL innovation in the region.

Emi Yoshikawa, the Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at Ripple, commented on Ripple’s choice of Japan and Korea for its XRPL fund. Yoshikawa stated:

“The launch of this fund is a testament to Ripple’s strong belief in the potential of Japan and Korea as pivotal regional hubs for blockchain innovation. It also underscores our unwavering commitment to fostering innovation in the local XRP Ledger communities, and we look forward to seeing the transformative impact of this fund in these vibrant markets.”

Recently, SBI VC Trade, a subsidiary of Japan’s financial giant SBI Holdings, announced the institution’s decision to build a validator node of XRP Ledger. Reports indicate over 60 financial institutions in Japan, representing 80% of the market, have adopted Ripple’s blockchain technology.

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