Wietse Wind Successfully Decodes Bug In XRP Text, A Platform To Send XRP Through SMS


In late 2018, the XRP developer community built the XRP Tipbot, which allows users to freely tip, send and deposit XRP tokens on social media accounts such as Twitter and Discord. The development of the Tipbot, championed by Wietse Wind, is boosting the overall adoption of XRP across the globe as users find it easier to transfer XRP from one account to another. However, the community wants wider adoption of the token hence the launch of another XRP transaction channel – XRP Text.

XRP Tipbot creator, Wietse Wind successfully codes out XRP Text bug (Image: XRP Text)

The XRP Ledger community development launched the XRP Text tool to provide a quicker and simpler way to send, deposit and transfer XRP through SMS.

Here is how the XRP Text platform functions as explained on the official website;

To send commands to the bot, send a text message to one of the XRP Text Bot numbers [+16502977977 (Global), +3197004499330 (Dutch users), +46765193977 (Global SWE), and +4915735985977 (Germany)]. Once sent, the bot offers options to deposit, withdraw or send funds to another mobile phone number.

While sending the funds to another wallet (mobile number) both parties receive a text message hence you can send XRP to anyone, whether they have used the XRP Text bot before or not.

The XRP Text will be facilitated by Twilio, who charge a small fee for sending and receiving transactions. The fee varies between a dollar cent and nine dollar cents per transaction varying with country.

Bug Fixes And Improvements

The lead developer of XRP Tipbot – also heavily involved in development of XRP Text – introduced some fixes on the platform. First, users XRP tokens will be stored in the XRP Text wallet but the bot will not be able to interact with your calls or text messages, ensuring your privacy is maintained.

Furthermore, the Wind tweeted on August 26 that he had successfully coded a bug in the XRP Text platform thanking a developer for noticing the issue. He wrote,

“So, I coded a bug in http://sms.xrptext.com (programmers are human too). Thank goodness the bug only affected XRP enthusiast @FzFool who deserves lots of kindness for being honest about it and correcting my mistake. So, Bug fixed and a nice tip coming his way.”

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