Back in September, David Schwartz, the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Ripple and one of the original architects of the XRP Ledger, presented his thoughts on an Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) sidechain. His idea was to enable the execution of Ethereum smart contracts on the XRP Ledger (XRPL) and thus lower the entry barriers for developers.
Today, the XRPL ecosystem is one step closer to achieving this goal. As reported by Mayukha Vadari of RippleX Developers, Peersyst has now implemented and published the first phase of the EVM sidechain for the XRPL on the XRPL Devnet. This allows developers to use the widely used Ethereum programming language Solidity and bring it to the XRPL.