Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance has warned the crypto community that major XRP transactions are imminent. According to the announcement, the transactions will take place as part of a purge of collateral-related wallets. In addition to XRP, Chainlink's token, LINK, will also be moved to the corresponding wallet.
These assets are currently in cold storage, therefore we will be updating the wallet addresses that hold the Btoken collateral - during this period, you may notice some large transactions between these wallets.— Binance (@binance) December 19, 2022
Rest assured that funds are SAFU.
According to CoinMarketCap and portal Nomics, Binance is the largest holder of XRP liquidity, providing more than $100 million in daily trading volume and holding about 150 million XRP in its reserves. Thus, Nomics estimates the black-and-yellow crypto giant's impact on the XRP price at 30.74%.
Binance is experiencing increased scrutiny
Binance is currently experiencing tremendous attention from all sides due to last week's news. Recall, as reported by U.Today, rumors have emerged that the U.S. Attorney's Office is considering charging the exchange with money laundering and sanctions violations.
These rumours were then repeatedly dismissed by the exchange's representatives and its head, Changpeng Zhao, but the damage was done nonetheless. For example, Binance's native token, BNB, closed the week at minus 12%, at one point losing more than 22%. In parallel, the exchange experienced multi-billion dollar outflows, but to be fair, all customer payments were properly processed.
The exchange-ecosystem now has a net worth of $55 billion. In the last 24 hours, it has grown by $500 million.