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XRP whales are accumulating as their total supply hits a 2-month high

Ana
Nicenko
1 month ago
2 mins read

The recent ups and downs in the cryptocurrency market, alternating between bearish and bullish runs, are leaving many to wonder what to expect in the future from the major digital assets such as XRP

Often, the actions of ‘whales’, or those who hold vast amounts of a particular cryptocurrency, may be used as a basis for making evaluations. In terms of the XRP whales – those holding between one and ten million of the coin – one thing has been clear.

Whales have collectively been accumulating the coin and currently hold their highest percentage of the asset’s supply in the last two months, as published by the on-chain and social metrics platform Santiment on May 25.

Source: Santiment

The chart posted by the analytics firm demonstrates this fact – indicating that the whale addresses had a 2.4% increase in their total holdings in as little as 11 days. According to the tweet:

“This is the most active tier of non-exchange holders, and currently hold 6.12% of all XRP.

XRP price analysis

As things stand, the DeFi asset is currently trading at $0.3894, a 2.36% drop from the day before and a 4.62% over the previous week.

Meanwhile, as Finbold reported in early May, fintech specialists are expecting the price of XRP to soar to $2.55 by the end of 2022. However, they base this prediction on the outcome of Ripple’s legal battle against the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) – if the blockchain company wins or settles the lawsuit.

As a reminder, the financial watchdog had alleged that the company had sold more than $1.3 billion in unregistered XRP tokens between 2013 and December 2020 – when the lawsuit was brought up. 

Earlier, Ripple had stated that it expected the case to end by November 2022, but later both parties agreed that their closing briefs would be held a few days before Christmas.

Disclaimer: The content on this site should not be considered investment advice. Investing is speculative. When investing, your capital is at risk. 

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Ana Nicenko
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Ana Nicenko has a plethora of knowledge and experience as a journalist covering the cryptocurrency and blockchain industries, having written for a variety of projects and organizations. Additionally, Ana has a master's degree in English Language and Literature. At Finbold, she reports news on the digital assets sector.

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