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Here's How XRP Whales Have Acted for Last 2 Years as XRP Sets One-year Record Against Bitcoin

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 10:22
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Gamza Khanzadaev
These XRP whales' tactics bring them solid gains as XRP sets record against BTC
Here's How XRP Whales Have Acted for Last 2 Years as XRP Sets One-year Record Against Bitcoin
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According to crypto analytics agency Santiment, the largest XRP whales with balance sheets of 1 million to 10 million or more XRP have exhibited extremely interesting behavior over the past two years, primarily because of their multidirectionality.

For example, wallets holding between 1 million and 10 million XRP have been actively accumulating cryptocurrency since late 2020. In contrast, the top 330 addresses holding more than 10 million XRP have been actively reducing the size of their position, to the point where their share of the total XRP supply is now at a historic low of 70.75%.

As Santiment notes, the bottom line is that with XRP up more than 60% since the beginning of the week, the most active whales that have been accumulating positions are benefiting.

XRP is getting out of mud

At the same time, XRP set a one-year record against Bitcoin, reaching 0.000026 BTC for 1 XRP. While the entire crypto market is shaking amid extremely negative fundamentals and technical factors, XRP's result stands out significantly.

The reason for this price action is probably the imminent outcome of a legal battle between Ripple and the SEC that will decide XRP's status. Recall that the regulator intends to recognize the token as a security, which is furiously argued by pro-XRP activists and lawyers.

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Nevertheless, the question arises whether the incredible growth of XRP by such a large value in a week is the result of the actions of any people in the know or is entirely due to the speculation of ordinary enthusiasts and investors.

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Financial analyst, trader and crypto enthusiast.

Gamza graduated with a degree in finance and credit with a specialization in securities and financial derivatives. He then also completed a master's program in banking and asset management.

He wants to have a hand in covering economic and fintech topics, as well as educate more people about cryptocurrencies and blockchain.