In the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry, innovation is a double-edged sword. What may seem to be a major breakthrough to some can ultimately cause major repercussions for others. In the case of Ripple’s XRP ledger, a recently released open-source tool has caused quite a few headaches, even though there was no ill intent by the developer. 

The Indlmm Messaging Protocol

Whereas most blockchains are used to store transactional information, they can easily serve a much wider array of purposes as well. Even where the XRP ledger is concerned, there is no reason to just stick to recording transactions on the network. One developer decided to release a tool known as Indlmm, which has its own native messaging protocol. With this tool, users could upload any type of file or size to the Ripple blockchain, creating an immutable and indestructible record. 

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