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Dozens of Millions of XRP Moved by Ripple – Is Crypto Giant Dumping?

Tue, 12/20/2022 - 15:29
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Yuri Molchan
Ripple behemoth has moved large chunk of XRP, whales subsequently shifted more than twice as much
Dozens of Millions of XRP Moved by Ripple – Is Crypto Giant Dumping?
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As reported by leading crypto tracking service Whale Alert, 15 hours ago, Ripple fintech company made a transfer of $16,789,197 worth of XRP.

This happened as the coin's price lost nearly 13% percent in the past seven days and began to show weak signs of going green.

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The San Francisco-based crypto behemoth Ripple Labs made a single transfer of 50,000,000 XRP worth nearly $17 million in fiat.

The transaction went to a wallet that the crypto tracker marked as "unknown." However, details revealed by the Bithomp XRP explorer show that Ripple moved the funds to one of its reserve wallets, called RL18-VN.

From this address, 27.682 million XRP was later sent to the Bittrex exchange with a likely goal of selling it. Fifteen million XRP were moved to an anonymous wallet.

At the time of this writing, the seventh largest crypto, XRP, is changing hands at $0.3459. Over the past week, it has dumped nearly 13%, but in the past 24 hours, it has made a slight move into the green zone, per CoinMarketCap.

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Whales and Ripple partner shovel 128 million XRP

Whale Alert also reported that three other massive lumps of Ripple-affiliated token XRP were transacted shortly after Ripple made its transfer.

A total of 55,300,000 XRP was moved by key Ripple ODL partner Bitso among its own addresses. Then, anonymous wallets sent 40,000,000 XRP and 32,500,000 to the Bitstamp exchange. This amount of XRP was evaluated at approximately $48 million USD.

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Yuri is a crypto 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 in many of its aspects. ‘Hodls’ major cryptocurrencies and has written for multiple crypto media outlets. 

His articles have been quoted by such crypto influencers as Tyler Winklevoss, John McAfee, CZ Binance, Max Keiser, etc.

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