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100 Million XRP On the Move

The XRP community’s focus has shifted towards a massive cryptocurrency transfer of 100,000,000 XRP (approximately $53,477,708), which occurred a couple of hours ago.

Whale Alert reported this massive transfer in a post on X. It has triggered market speculation, with many questioning whether Ripple, the blockchain payments company, could be involved.

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Transaction Unraveling: Links to Ripple?

The sending and receiving addresses involved in the sizable transaction are currently unidentified. However, on-chain analysis paints a picture that hints at a possible connection to Ripple. The recipient’s address is relatively new, with the 100 million XRP transfer marking only its second transaction. Interestingly, the initial transaction was a test transfer from the same sender.

In contrast, the sender’s address, though also new, shows relatively more activity. A closer look into its transaction history reveals a past receipt of 12 XRP from Ripple. This detail, however, doesn’t provide definitive proof but suggests a possible link to the company.

Ripple’s XRP Activities and Market Dynamics

The cryptocurrency market has witnessed increased XRP whale activity beyond this specific transfer. Retail investors and various institutions continue to be involved. In tandem, Ripple’s strategic moves of large XRP amounts remain a focus topic.

Last month, the company transferred 130 million XRP amidst price volatility. Furthermore, according to Whale Alert, an unknown whale moved 28.8 million XRP to Bitstamp yesterday, sparking debate about whether this signals a potential selloff or merely a calculated move to provide liquidity.

Transparency Assurances Amid Scrutiny

Discussions about the recent transactions have reignited conversations around Ripple’s transparency regarding XRP sales. Ripple’s Chief Technology Officer, David Schwartz, recently defended the company’s practices.

He refuted accusations that Ripple could use less transparent exchanges to obscure XRP transactions. Schwartz emphasized that if Ripple had such intentions, it wouldn’t leave its XRP movements traceable on the ledger.

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Ripple has historically documented its XRP sales every quarter – a clear commitment to transparency. However, some voices still advocate for a more granular approach regarding disclosure.

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The massive XRP transfer serves as a reminder of the inherent volatility of the cryptocurrency market and the ongoing attention around Ripple’s activities.


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Solomon Odunayo
Solomon Odunayo
Solomon is a trader, crypto enthusiast, and analyst with over four years of experience in the industry. He strongly believes that crypto assets and the blockchain will continue to gain prominence. At TimesTabloid.com, he focuses on news, articles with deep analysis of blockchain projects, and technical analysis of crypto trading pairs.
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