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In a bid to uncover how NFT transactions may impact the XRPL, the developer team set out to test the ledger’s capacity.
The development subsidiary of blockchain firm, Ripple, has carried out a performance test on the XRP Ledger (XRPL). According to a fresh report by RippleX, the test was to help developers determine the support capabilities of the XRPL regarding the XLS-20 standard for non-fungible tokens. That is, to know whether the ledger could support the extra transaction load brought on by native NFTs or not.
Ripple Conducts NFT Functionality Tests
In a bid to uncover how NFT transactions may impact the XRPL, the developer team set out to test the ledger’s capacity. That is, whether or not it could support the additional transaction load brought on by on-ledger NFTs. In their discovery, the team discovered a peak sustained throughput of 2,199 transactions per second for XRP payments only. Whereas, it found that NFT minting had a sustained throughput of 384 transactions per second.
Furthermore, Ripple tested for NFT minting with option to buy or sell, and the throughput peaked at 751 transactions per second. While for XRP payments and NFT trading, sustained throughput was 1,064 transactions per second.
According to the developers, the test results highlights a strong need for high-performance disk I/O. And also added that node operators should consider switching from RocksDB to NuDB.
Meanwhile, previous testing suggested that the RocksDB outperforms the NuDB. But the performance advantage may no longer exist for nodes that may have large amounts of ledger history. In fact, the recently concluded NFT tests, shows that NuDB is not only a better performer, but its memory footprint is also significantly lower than RocksDB’s.
Meanwhile, it is noteworthy that Ripple has been focused on NFT integration and has been taking necessary actions in that regard.
Back in September, RippleX introduced a $250 million fund for NFT creators to work on the XRP Ledger. And by January, the firm also introduced the NFT-Devnet for users to test the blockchain’s NFT functionalities.
Presently, Ripple boasts that its ledger is a perfect fit for NFTs because of its low-cost transactions, speed, decentralization, and sustainability among many other benefits.