Jed McCaleb Cashes Out 135.8 Million XRP Over Past Week, Balance Shrinks to 76.3 Million

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Fri, 02/26/2021 - 10:25
Yuri Molchan
Ripple cofounder Jed McCaleb has moved almost 136 million XRP from his wallet since February 20, recent data shows
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Recent data from XRPscan has it that since Saturday, Feb. 20, Jed McCaleb, who founded Ripple Labs together with Chris Larsen and was the company's first CTO, has moved 135.8 million XRP from his wallet to dump them on the market.

Jed sells some more millions of XRP

Data available on XRPscan shows that Jed McCaleb has conducted six crypto transactions from his "tacostand" wallet, carrying a total of 135.8 million XRP coins.

There were five transfers of 19,510,514.460000 XRP each and one carrying 38,345,406.530000 XRP.

In fiat, that represents $57,952,569 at the current XRP rate of $0.42 per token.

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The previous week he released 267.8 million from his wallet to be sold.

McCaleb's wallet balance goes down

After the aforementioned transactions, the balance of McCaleb's tacostand wallet diminished to 76,348,688.665434 XRP.

When he cashed out 76.3 million recently, there was 404 million XRP remaining on the balance. The community believes that, aside from "tacostand," the first chief technology officer of Ripple Labs has almost three billion XRP coins left.

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Ripple and SEC Don't Believe There's Prospect for Settlement at This Time

Jed McCaleb is not sued by the SEC

Unlike the other founder of the company, Chris Larsen, and its current chief Brad Garlinghouse (and Ripple Labs itself), McCaleb has not been included in the SEC lawsuit regarding illegal XRP sales.

The legal complaint was filed by the securities regulator in late December 2020 and there have been several pretrial discussions so far.

However, Ripple and the SEC have decided that a settlement will be unlikely in this case.

About the author

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. 

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Currently Yuri is a news writer at U.Today and can be contacted at yuri.molchan@u.today.


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