27. February 2024

• David Schwartz, Ripple’s Chief Technology Officer, has advised investors against using XRP in an Automated Market Maker (AMM).
• He pointed out three potential risks associated with holding XRP on the AMM – exposure to other assets, implementation bugs, and lesser chances of making significant gains.
• Investors should be aware of the potential risks before deciding whether or not to keep their tokens in the AMM.

Ripple CTO Warns On XRP AMM

What Is An Automated Market Maker?

An Automated Market Maker (AMM) is a decentralized exchange that implements mathematical algorithms to determine the price of traded cryptocurrencies. The AMM enables traders to interact and trade their digital assets directly with a liquidity pool without any central authority.

Why Shouldn’t Investors Hold XRP In An AMM?

Ripple’s Chief Technology Officer, David Schwartz, has outlined three reasons why investors should not hold XRP in an Automated Market Maker (AMM). Firstly, there is exposure to other digital assets aside from XRP as the AMMs are designed to provide liquidity for multiple assets. This means that if one asset experiences a large price movement it can affect all the other assets in the pool including XRP. Secondly, there is risk of implementation bugs as these are complex smart contracts and any bug could result in loss of funds for investors. Lastly, there may not be significant gains by holding XRP on an AMM which is also a risk.

How Much Of His Own XRP Is Schwartz Willing To Use In The AMM?

Schwartz shared that he would commit between 1/3 and 1/4 of his own holdings in the AMM after its launch.


Investors should consider all these risks before deciding whether or not to use an Automated Market Maker (AMM) for their investments and trading purposes. Although they can provide liquidity for multiple tokens including XRP, they may come with certain risks which must be weighed carefully by investors prior to committing their funds into them.