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BCBS Data: Banks Across the World Invest $205 Million in XRP

In a recent development, different financial institutions across the globe have disclosed statistics about their crypto holdings. 

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) gathered comprehensive data on several banks’ crypto holdings, including individual crypto assets. This insight shall reveal detailed findings from the BCBS’s latest collated data.

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Meanwhile, it is worth noting that only 19 banks’ data were available for BCBS to sum up their findings. 10 of the 19 finance firms were North American banks, 7 were European banks, and the remaining 2 were from other unspecified regions. 

Crypto Exposure Sums Up To $10.27B – XRP Makes Top Three. 

According to estimations from the recently released report, crypto exposures from the 19 banks summed up to a remarkable $10.27 billion. 

XRP made up about 2% of the total estimated sum, which equated to $205 million, making it the third largest altcoin holding accounted for among the 19 financial outlets. 

Notably, Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) were reported to make a substantial percentage of the stored crypto investments. Bitcoin accounted for 31% and Ethereum 22%. As for the investment vehicles tracking BTC and ETH, 25% and 10% were recorded, respectively.

BCBS Data Shows that Global Banks Invests $205 Million in XRP

Other notable mentions, making up the top 20 of crypto assets by exposure, include Solana (SOL), Cardano (ADA), Litecoin (LTC), and Polkadot (DOT).

BCBS Calls for Caution 

The banking supervision firm did not fail to draw readers’ attention to possible challenges encountered during the data compilation, which could dent the accuracy of its report.

Notedly, the BCBS report says it is unsure if certain banks overestimated or underestimated their findings before submission.

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Worthy of mention is the fact that the report was based on data collated in 2021 from 19 banks out of a possible 182. This goes a long way in explaining the need for caution in interpreting the report.


Meanwhile, a renowned crypto analyst Egrag Crypto has highlighted XRP’s last entry point. According to the chartist, the spotlighted points present investors final opportunities to buy XRP at lower prices. 

XRP is changing hands at approximately $0.62, reflecting a 0.8% decline in the past 24 hours. It is currently ranked the sixth largest cryptocurrency with a market cap of $33,278,172,116 after Solana’s (SOL) series of impressive runs that saw it leapfrog above XRP in the crypto asset standings.

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Chinedu Agbakwusi
Chinedu Agbakwusi
Chinedu Agbakwusi is a medical student at the prestigious Nnamdi Azikiwe University with sound knowledge of the crypto space. I am here to be a reliable plug for well-researched crypto content ranging from crypto news to market analyses and blockchain inventions.

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