XRPL Labs - the innovative Ripple-backed startup has recently announced the development of a revolutionary new banking app based on the XRP Ledger called Xign. The news was announced at the recent Bitrue event in Amsterdam that took place at the end of May.
Xign is a mobile app that acts as a banking app without the use of banks. It allows users to check balances and transfer dollars, euros, XRP and other cryptocurrencies.
According to the founder of nodum.io and one of the lead developers at XRPL Wietse Wind, the new app is very easy to use so that even people who aren’t familiar with crypto wallets or digital ledgers will get used to it without any worries.
At the conference, Wind said that the mobile app is very easy to use and has stated that it delivers a user experience similar to traditional online banking i.e simple.
Wind went on to say:
“So, what it will allow you to do is check your balance and send your funds in any currency, because the XRP Ledger can handle any given currency issued on the ledger… We’re not building a crypto wallet. We’re building a banking app. Except, without a bank. We’re building a banking app based on a digital ledger, based on the XRP Ledger and based on ILP (Interledger Protocol).”
The app comes with an easy-to-use setup guide that enables users to take advantage of the app without any issues. On top of this, it will feature an account directory with look-up and social features to facilitate the non-technical transaction for its users.
The app will also be able to approve of deny payments to different individuals and firms.
Win has made it clear that XRP will be the app’s native asset. Other servies will be added later like a prepaid ILP Wallet.
The app will definitely be very very suitable for XRP balances and transactions as well. While you can mark any XRPL issued IOU as base currency, XRP will stay the native asset. Additional services like the "prepaid ILP wallet" (we're adding that later) will be in XRP as well.— Wietse Wind (@WietseWind) May 31, 2019