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Jed McCaleb Has Allegedly 821 Million XRP Left: Details

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Mon, 08/16/2021 - 08:40
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Yuri Molchan
According to data taken from a website dedicated to Jed McCaleb's XRP holdings, the former Ripple CTO has slightly over 800 million left
Jed McCaleb Has Allegedly 821 Million XRP Left: Details
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Data shared by a website dedicated to tracking down Jed McCaleb's XRP balance shows that the Ripple co-founder and first chief technology officer has less than a billion XRP left in his wallets.

Over the past three weeks, he has sold 91.2 million XRP tokens.

Jed has 821.7 million XRP remaining in his wallets

A website created by some researchers in the XRP community to watch Jed McCaleb's XRP balance melt shows that the co-founder of the fintech behemoth Ripple has 821,725,562 XRP left overall on the balance of all of his wallets, including "tacostand."

In fiat, that sum constitutes a staggering $1,063,965,720 USD.

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Depending on how fast Jed will be selling this amount, he will run out of it in 298, 227 or 110 days. The first option assumes that he will be dumping 2,739,898 XRP per week, the second requires selling 3,598,688 XRP per month on average and the third one can happen if McCaleb sells 7,383,231 XRP every three months on average.

However, the website, it seems, shows only his current balance but does not take into account how much more XRP Ripple still has to send to its former CTO.

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Current balance of McCaleb's wallets

According to XRPscan, Jed's major "tacostand" wallet now holds 646,862,695.91282 XRP—that is $835,485,838. The last time he received another XRP stash from Ripple was on Aug. 1, when 182,370,308 XRP dropped into his wallet.

However, XRPscan data shows that from time to time, Jed has been moving XRP from other his wallets to "tacostand" as well. In August, he shifted 23.6 million XRP from his rLkMJhSVwhmummLjJPVrwQRZZYiYQhVQ1A wallet to "tacostand."

Overall, over the past three weeks, he has sold 91.2 million XRP tokens, converting them to $116,897,636.

McCaleb's XRP selling schedule approved by Ripple

After McCaleb left Ripple in 2013 to found a rival blockchain platform, Stellar, and realized his ideas would not be implemented at Ripple, Jed and Chris Larsen (another co-founder and, back then, the CEO of Ripple), agreed on a scheme of XRP sales.

During the first week of the second, third and fourth years after the compensation agreement was signed, McCaleb would sell $20,000 worth of XRP.

Then, during the fifth and sixth years, the allowed amount of XRP to sell was 750 million XRP annually.

He was allowed to sell one billion XRP per year during the seventh year and two billion annually after the seventh year.

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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. 

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

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