Ripple’s longtime partner on blockchain research initiative, University Of Tokyo, has announced an opening for the position of technical assistants who will be in charge of managing the XRP Validator.
The pubic research university abbreviated as UTokyo is looking for technical officers who will be responsible for the maintenance of XRP distributed ledger data, Japanese News platform Coinpost has said.
The university laboratory said it requires personnel who have grounded tech skills and knowledge, with a proficiency in English language.
Ripple collaborated with the university alongside Kyoto University roughly one year back with the aim of expanding its University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI)’s presence in the Japanese territory.
At that time, Ripple had partnered 33 universities with the aim of hastening the spread of blockchain and crypto asset-oriented research, technical development, and innovations.
According to the latest report, the university laboratory focuses on handling data science and network science as research subjects.
Earlier, the University of Tokyo launched an XRP ledger validator after Kyoto University which was the first Japanese university to do such in 2019. The validator is used to confirm the authenticity of transactions on XRP Ledger.
While a number of skeptics around the blockchain industry are still not sure of XRP Ledger’s level of decentralization, the onboarding of universities and some other big companies and institution in the validator operation is quite an indication that Ripple is making efforts to ensure complete decentralization of its network.
About 2000 New Accounts Added to XRPL Every day
Data obtained from XRPscan indicates that the XRPL has bee seeing huge adoption since the start of August.
Circa 2000 new accounts are being added to the XRP Ledger on daily basis, XRPscan can confirm, depicting more than 291% growth from what was seen in early July during which about 600 accounts were added to the XRPL daily.
Also, rather than excluding XRP, the current crypto bull run has placed XRP atop a number of cryptocurrencies as one of the highest gainers in the last few days.
XRP is witnessing tremendous growth in the market. At press time, a unit value of XRP is more than $0.3 and the cryptocurrency has also moved up by one place in the ranking to be rated the third-largest cryptocurrency by market cap.