73.6 Mln XRP Transferred, Part of It Moved by Ripple to Its Funding Wallet

Fri, 05/15/2020 - 09:57
Yuri Molchan
Ripple helps transfer 73.6 mln XRP and sends part of it to its funding wallet activated by Ripple co-founder Chris Larsen
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As Ripple’s XRP is trading in the $0.20 area, investors on large crypto exchanges are moving large amounts of the third largest cryptocurrency, which nearly lost its top-3 crypto rank to Tether recently.

Over the past twenty hours, XRPL Monitor has detected 73.6 mln XRP transferred by major exchanges, including Bithumb, Coinone and the custodial service BitGo. The amount sent totals $14,806,051.

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Among these transactions is one that catches more attention than the others – in it, Ripple is the sending party.

The San-Francisco-based blockchain decacorn has moved 5,392,791 XRP ($1,084,863) into its Funding Wallet, which was activated by Ripple co-founder Chris Larsen.

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Ripple is known for lavishly utilizing XRP from its own stash (which includes around half of the total XRP supply) to invest in promising projects or financial companies, donate to charity, provide partner banks with XRP, etc.

XRP Liquidity Index Close to Hitting New ATH as Ripple Co-Founder Wires 20.6 Mln XRP

Many people in the XRP community believe that these ‘XRP dumps’ have been preventing the coin’s price from a proper surge since 2017.

Last year, CEO Brad Garlinghouse addressed this issue on Twitter, stating that Ripple uses XRP to increase its liquidity.

Ripple also sends mammoth-sized amounts of XRP to its former CTO Jed McCaleb (who also co-founded Ripple). After leaving the company, McCaleb co-founded Stellar and is now its CTO.

Ripple sends XRP lumps to McCaleb as settlements for his role as a Ripple co-founder.

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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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