In the course of one of his regular chats with the XRP community on Twitter, current Ripple chief technology officer David Schwartz has told the story of how he withdrew and cashed out almost all of his BTC as the world's flagship currency has been printing new highs since 2010.
Ripple CTO has 2 percent of his BTC stash left
The current Ripple CTO has tweeted that he has been taking profits from his Bitcoin holdings since BTC first rose to the $100 level and then continued to spike, hitting new all-time highs of $250 and $750, and now finally reaching $63,000 per coin.
Talking with an XRP fan who goes under the Twitter name MackAttackXRP, Schwartz shared that he had used a similar strategy of withdrawing part of his profits made from Bitcoin's rise.
By now, the Ripple CTO tweeted, he has only around two percent of his initial Bitcoin stash left. Apparently, he also sold some of his BTC back in 2017, when Bitcoin hit a $20,000 all-time high.
Schwartz holds some popular altcoins, apart from Bitcoin
As U.Today reported earlier this year, the Ripple chief technology officer shared which cryptocurrencies make up his portfolio.
Aside from the king crypto Bitcoin and XRP, Schwartz holds Ethereum, ADA, BAT, XLM, EOS, Bitcoin Gold, Polymath and a few other minor cryptocurrencies.
Back in January, Schwartz tweeted that Bitcoin and XRP constituted the largest part of his crypto portfolio.
Bitcoin fails to top $65,000 after hitting a new ATH
After hitting $64,845 on Wednesday, the flagship cryptocurrency went down to the $61,333 level on the same day and, as of press time, is changing hands at $62,767.
The main catalyst for Bitcoin, Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies hitting new all-time highs over the past several days has been the Coinbase crypto giant going public via direct listing on the Nasdaq.
The much-anticipated event took place on April 14 with the Coinbase valuation reaching $100 billion and trading kicking off at $381 per share and then surging to $400 per share.
Ethereum has surged 120 percent against Bitcoin since 2020 and 54 percent since the start of 2021.