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XRP Whales Are Active: Here’s Where They Are Sending Coins

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On-chain data shows the XRP whales have been active during the past day. Here are the destinations their moves have been heading to.

XRP Whales Have Moved Around Big Amounts In Last 24 Hours

According to data from the cryptocurrency transaction tracker service Whale Alert, several large XRP transactions have been witnessed on the blockchain in the past day.

More specifically, five transfers in total that are of scale often attributed to the whales have occurred on the network inside this window. Since whale transactions involve the transfer of a significant sum of capital, they can sometimes cause fluctuations in the market.

The implications any whale transfers might have for the market depend on their intent. However, the exact purpose behind any transfer can be hard to ascertain. Nonetheless, the address details of the transaction may provide at least some hints about the context surrounding it.

First, here are the details regarding the oldest XRP whale transfer from the past day:

XRP Whale Deposit

As is visible above, this transaction involved the movement of 29.74 million XRP, worth $15.7 million at the time of the transfer. The sender was an unknown wallet, likely a whale’s address.

On the other hand, the receiver was a wallet attached to a known centralized platform: the cryptocurrency exchange Bitso. Thus, the whale here made a deposit to the exchange from their personal address.

Investors usually make such transactions whenever they want to use one of the services platforms like these provide, including selling. As such, exchange inflows can prove to be bearish for the price.

The second-oldest whale transaction from the past 24 hours was also an exchange inflow, this one towards Bitstamp. Interestingly, the sending address for this one was the same as the Bitso deposit, so the same whale was probably behind both of these moves.

The large investor shifted 27,430,000 XRP ($14.5 million) to the exchange in this second move. Naturally, if the whale has made these large moves for selling, they could be a bad sign for the asset’s price.

Though, perhaps fortunately for the XRP investors, two exchange outflows have also occurred recently, which may cancel out these inflows. Below are the details of the two larger withdrawals.

XRP Withdrawal

In this move, a whale took out around 26.67 million XRP ($14 million) from Binance. Today’s exchange outflow also involved Binance, with another 20.85 million tokens ($10.6 million) leaving the platform.

The fifth and final transfer was the largest during the past day at a whopping 100 million XRP ($53 million), but this move involved unknown wallets on both sides so it’s impossible to say why the move would have been made.

The reason could have been anything, from a change of wallets to selling through over-the-counter (OTC) means.

XRP Price

XRP had recovered to $0.57 earlier in the week, but it appears that the coin has lost this progress; it’s back at $0.52 now.

Disclaimer: This article is provided for informational purposes only. It is not offered or intended to be used as legal, tax, investment, financial, or other advice.

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