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Ripple Sends 20 Mln XRP to Binance and Gets Half of It Back

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Fri, 08/07/2020 - 08:25
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Yuri Molchan
Blockchain giant Ripple is spotted transferring 20 mln XRP to Binance, getting half of that amount back later as another 20 mln XRP was sent between Ripple’s wallets
Ripple Sends 20 Mln XRP to Binance and Gets Half of It Back
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Whale Alert detected a transaction carrying 20 mln XRP sent by Ripple to one of its alternative wallets.

Meanwhile, the blockchain behemoth and the largest crypto exchange, Binance, have exchanged a substantial amount of XRP.

Ripple sends three XRP lumps to Binance

Data published on the XRPL Monitor page states that, around sixteen hours ago, one of the blockchain industry leaders, Ripple, wired 20 mln XRP to Binance from its Funding Wallet1.

Binance has also moved the same amount of XRP between its wallets, with the transactions’ value being the same as that received from Ripple.

Now that the crypto market is rallying with Bitcoin, XRP has reached one of the long-expected highs of $0.30 and has well exceeded Tether by market cap after recovering the top-three position from it.

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Is Binance acquiring XRP?

One of the possible explanations for the transactions between Ripple and Binance is that the top exchange has been purchasing XRP directly from Ripple while demand for XRP is likely to be on the rise.

Later, however, Binance transferred 10,842,109 XRP back to Ripple’s Funding Wallet1.

These transactions were made on the same day as Binance announced listing the AUD/XRP pair.

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Ripple wires 20 mln XRP to its other wallet

The DLT giant also sent 20 mln XRP from Funding Wallet1 to its alternative address RL18-VN, according to a tweet by Whale Alert.

Anonymous XRP investor @nanashemefan has suggested that Ripple has been actively buying back its own tokens from the market.

He believes this to be positive news and compared Ripple buying back XRP to a company buying back its own stocks from investors.

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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.