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Jed McCaleb Sells 150.7 Million in Past 3 Weeks After Receiving 291.5 Million from Ripple

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Mon, 07/12/2021 - 09:46
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Yuri Molchan
Former Ripple CTO has dumped another 150 million XRP in the past three weeks with half-a-million XRP remaining in his wallet
Jed McCaleb Sells 150.7 Million in Past 3 Weeks After Receiving 291.5 Million from Ripple
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Jed McCaleb, who founded Ripple Labs together with Christopher Larsen back in 2012 and was the company's first chief technology officer, has sold 150.7 million XRP from his stash in the past three weeks.

McCaleb has 590 million XRP remaining in his "tacostand" cryptocurrency wallet.

Jed keeps dumping his XRP after receiving 291 million from Ripple

According to the XRPscan website, from June 21 to now, McCaleb has withdrawn a whopping 150.7 million XRP tokens and sent it to exchanges to be sold.

This amount of crypto constitutes the equivalent of $98,169,275 in fiat.

While selling XRP on a regular basis, McCaleb breaks his XRP holdings into stashes and sells them in small transactions each week.

Over the past three weeks, the size of transactions has dropped from 6,036,204 XRP to 4,896,458 XRP, before increasing to 9,859,906 XRP. In the past two days, Jed has been sending 5,846,888 coins to exchanges, and this size will remain for the next five days.

On June 7, he received an XRP transaction from Ripple worth 291,570,223 tokens. It was one of the XRP transfers that Ripple makes to its co-founder on a regular basis as part of a settlement agreement, and it has done so since 2013.

The community expects McCaleb to sell the rest of his XRP riches by the end of August this year.

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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.

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