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XRP Whale Cashes Out $25M Despite Recent Ripple Rally

source-logo  coinedition.com 13 June 2024 23:27, UTC

Massive XRP transfers to centralized exchanges by a prominent whale have sparked concerns among investors, despite the cryptocurrency’s recent price recovery.

Over the past 24 hours, a whale has moved an enormous volume of XRP to centralized exchanges (CEXs). This move comes against the backdrop of XRP’s recent price recovery, which has led to increased scrutiny of whale behavior and its potential impact on market dynamics.

🚨 30,045,000 #XRP (14,533,925 USD) transferred from unknown wallet to #Bitstamphttps://t.co/JL4N3c3nzx

— Whale Alert (@whale_alert) June 12, 2024

Based on on-chain data, one of the most active XRP whales moved about 52 million XRP to CEXs. This large-scale transfer of tokens has historically been a bearish market indicator, often leading to increased supply and downward pressure on prices.

As per Whale Alert, a platform that focuses on monitoring large crypto transactions, the whale transferred 30.04 million XRP, equivalent to $14.53 million, to Bitstamp, a Luxembourg-based digital currency trading platform.

Simultaneously, 22.60 million XRP, worth $10.93 million, were moved to Bitso, a Mexican exchange. These substantial transfers have raised alarms among XRP investors, who are wary of the potential negative impact on the cryptocurrency’s price.

🚨 22,600,000 #XRP (10,938,062 USD) transferred from unknown wallet to #Bitsohttps://t.co/yRuWArARLv

— Whale Alert (@whale_alert) June 12, 2024

In general, such a massive token distribution is considered bearish as it increases the circulating supply and, potentially, depresses prices. However, contrary to typical market trends, XRP is performing well today. This counterintuitive increase aligns with a recently observed recovery in the crypto market, potentially attributable to the recent announcement of the U.S. Consumer Price Index (CPI).

As at press time, XRP is priced at $0.488556 and its 24-hour trading volume stands at $1273358353. The cryptocurrency has seen a 2.07% increase in the past 24 hours, contrary to market tendencies following massive whale trading. This positive price movement is important because it shows that there is strength despite such intense selling pressure.

Also, the recent bullish movement can be attributed to the overall positive updates with regards to the XRP ledger or XRPL. As earlier reported by Coinedition, Ripple is in discussions to introduce a new stablecoin, RLUSD, aimed at stabilizing transactions within the XRPL ecosystem.

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