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XRP whales move more than $12 million as token’s price continues to disappoint

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XRP whales continue to move XRP with different transactions registering more than $12 million in total

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Despite the cryptocurrency market recording all sorts of wild movements, XRP whales continued to carry out significant volume of transactions. However, these movements cannot be considered as an anomaly as the same pattern was recorded last week too.

Whale Alert, a popular cryptocurrency transaction tracker, shared the news of a significant fund transfer online. Whale Alert tweeted,

“20,000,000 #XRP [5,664,853 USD] transferred from unknown wallet to #Binance”

The transaction took place in 10 drops between wallet address rs8ZPbYqgecRcDzQpJYAMhSxSi5htsjnza and Binance’s wallet address rJb5KsHsDHF1YS5B5DU6QCkH5NsPaKQTcy, with a timestamp of 23:57:51 UTC on 19 August 2019. Additionally, the hash for the transaction was 67725FA9880F7D7F391B5B58C3A411387D7C4C1FFB08EA02B6E9E9F9770AFAEF. This transaction was carried out over the Ripple blockchain for a transaction fee of 0.00001 XRP. The block height of the transaction was #49461801 and it was deemed a successful one.

Previously, Whale Alert had relayed yet another XRP transaction, this one worth worth $7 million,

“25,000,000 #XRP [7,050,229 USD] transferred from unknown wallet to Funding Wallet 1″

XRP were transferred between wallet address rLt5hnUwhTPfCNBmJFLb5jFNiKpUkyKi1h and funding wallet 1 address rU1bPM4q2rVhC73F7znm7Lt5QnYzZsV35q. Transaction had a timestamp of 22:10:02 UTC, 19 August 2019, and it was completed over Ripple blockchain in 12 drops. Block height for this transaction was #49460138, and 0.000012 XRP were charged as transaction fee. 

It has been speculated that the growing number of whale movement cases in the XRP ecosystem may be attributed to Ripple’s recent partnership with MoneyGram, and the latter confirming that it will be using XRP. And while news of the partnership hasn’t improved the token’s valuation, the fact that these whale transfers began consistently after the announcement is significant.

At press time, XRP was trading at $0.28, with the token having fallen by over 6% in the last week. In fact, XRP is trading at lows which are lower than the price of XRP during the height of the crypto-winter.


Chayanika is a full-time cryptocurrency journalist at AMBCrypto. A graduate in Political Science and Journalism, her writing is centered around regulation and policy-making regarding the cryptocurrency sector.
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