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Ripple Moves Millions of XRP To This ODL Partner Amid Lawsuit Setback

Uncertainty clouds the future of Ripple and XRP, as recent developments have triggered concerns within the community.

Despite hovering above the $0.50 mark, XRP has experienced significant volatility due to several factors, including a substantial sell-off by Ripple and growing anxieties surrounding the ongoing legal battle with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

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A recent transaction initiated by Ripple has sent shockwaves through the community. Whale Alert, a crypto whale tracking platform, reported Ripple’s transfer of a sizable 120 million ($60.88 million) XRP tokens to an unknown wallet. This move ignited speculation of a potential sell-off, potentially exerting downward pressure on the recently rebounding XRP price.

Ripple Offloads Millions of XRP

Further intensifying anxieties, Whale Alert reported another notable whale transaction involving the transfer of 28.85 million XRP ($14.62 million) to Bitstamp, one of Ripple’s On-Demand Liquidity (ODL) partners.

This activity adds another layer of complexity to the situation, particularly as XRP struggles to stay above $0.50. Selloff concerns are becoming more frequent in the community but have not caused a major downturn.

SEC Secures Upper Hand in XRP Lawsuit

Adding fuel to the fire, the SEC gained ground in the ongoing legal battle against Ripple. The regulatory body recently successfully petitioned the Magistrate Court, presided over by Judge Sarah Netburn, to compel Ripple to disclose its financial statements for 2022 and 2023 sales.

Additionally, the court granted the SEC access to information regarding post-complaint contracts governing institutional XRP sales and the extent of proceeds generated from such transactions.

While the importance of this ruling remains to be seen, it has undoubtedly contributed to the current volatility surrounding XRP.

Market Response to These Developments 

Despite the recent sell-off by Ripple and the SEC’s progress, some positive indicators have emerged within the XRP ecosystem. XRP is trading at $0.5013. Although it is down 1.21% over the last 24 hours, the digital asset has seen an intriguing 17.98% surge in trading volume, currently sitting at $827.9. This suggests continued interest and activity within the XRP market, countering the bearish sentiment.

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Looking Ahead

While the recent whale activity, Ripple involvement, and SEC developments raise concerns, XRP’s market activity has shown resilience.

Ultimately, the token’s trajectory will depend on various factors, including the outcome of the legal battle, community sentiment, and broader market forces. Ripple has also teased a major announcement for the U.S. market, and the positive sentiment from this announcement could send XRP up.

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Tobi Loba
Tobi Loba
Tobi Loba is a passionate writer with a vast interest in the stock market. She joined the crypto ecosystem about three years ago and has written lots of ebooks and articles in relation to cryptocurrency and blockchain projects. Tobi Loba earned her degree at the University of Ibadan.

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