700 Mln XRP Moved by Bithumb to Anonymous Wallet for 0.00001 XRP Fee

Wed, 06/03/2020 - 10:15
Yuri Molchan
The Twitter bots that track large crypto transactions, of XRP in particular, Whale Alert and XRPL Monitor, have just noticed 700 mln XRP wired by the Bithumb exchange
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XRPL Monitor has just reported that the major South Korean Bithumb exchange has moved a jaw-dropping amount of crypto – almost 700 mln XRP – to an anonymous wallet.

Image via Twitter, @XRPL_Monitor

According to the Bithomp website, which offers analytics on XRP transactions, this anonymous address was set up by Bithumb itself. So this may have been simply an internal reshuffling of funds.

699,999,981 mln XRP totals $141,383,381. The fee that Bithumb paid for transferring this enormous amount is only 0.00001 XRP, which no bank would have been able to offer.

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About the author

Yuri is a journalist interested in technology and technical innovations. He has been in crypto since 2017. Believes that blockchain and cryptocurrencies have a potential to transform the world in the future. ‘Hodls’ cryptocurrencies. Has written for several crypto media. Currently is a news writer at U.Today, can be contacted at yuri.molchan@u.today.

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