The end of last week, marked by the emptying of Jed McCaleb’s toxic wallet, was accompanied by an abnormal increase in the volume of XRP transactions. The trading volume then held at 18.7 billion XRP for two hours, which was 1,200% higher than usual.
Strange Activity Continues on XRP With Over 100 Million Tokens Traded Both Ways in a Matter of Minutes
According to some reports, the strange business around XRP continues as more than 100 million XRP worth about $40 million entered and exited the Bitstamp exchange in minutes. It is worth mentioning that six hours before the Bitstamp transactions, $35.26 million worth of XRP was withdrawn from another major crypto exchange, FTX, according to WhaleAlerts, a crypto whale transaction-tracking portal.
🚨 🚨 🚨 95,000,000 #XRP (35,259,397 USD) transferred from #FTX to unknown wallethttps://t.co/BZ2R9pWosy
— Whale Alert (@whale_alert) July 19, 2022
How does the XRP price react to anomalous activity? It seems that such strange activity has almost no effect on the price of XRP. This is understandable enough, given that even 100 million XRP in today’s transactions is only 0.002% of the volume of circulating tokens.
In turn, Friday’s anomalies, commensurate with 42% of the volume of tokens traded, may have had a positive impact, as the price of XRP has already risen 14% from then until today. However, given the general growth of the market over the weekend, we can hardly look for any secret trace here. Of course, large transactions and movements of crypto market whales often signal some impending events, but one should not overestimate them and build investment strategies relying solely on such statistics.
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