Whales Move 45,893 BTC and Ripple Moves 18,703,000 XRP As Crypto Market Turns Red

By August 13, 2019 No Comments

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Crypto whale sightings are on the rise as the market turns red.

With Bitcoin dipping below $11,000, some of the largest holders of the leading cryptocurrency are on the move. Of the biggest transfers in the last 24 hours, only one involved BTC making its way from an unknown wallet to an exchange, indicating that particular trader may be gearing up to sell as much as 500 Bitcoin worth $5.5 million.

In the last 24 hours, whales have moved 45,893 BTC worth $521.3 million. Here’s a look at the most high-profile whale action in the last day.

Meanwhile, traders are also tracking what appears to be a programmatic sale of XRP from Ripple. The startup, which owns more than half of all XRP in existence, sent 18,703,000 XRP to an unknown wallet.

Just six minutes later, the XRP in question was sent from the unknown wallet to a known wallet at the crypto exchange GateHub.

Ripple holds most of its XRP in escrow and releases one billion per month in order to sell some of its holdings to crypto exchanges and institutional participants. In its latest XRP Markets Report, Ripple revealed the company plans to curb its sales of XRP this quarter.

In the second quarter of this year, Ripple sold $251.51 million worth of XRP.

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