Whale Watch: Over 9000 BTC moved, Ripple transfers XRP worth $24 million

21 Feb, 2019
by David Robb
Whale Watch: Over 9000 BTC moved, Ripple transfers XRP worth $24 million

Ripple recently moved a significant amount of its native token XRP, totalling around $24 million in a 24h period. A large Bitcoin (BTC) sum has also been transferred between whale wallets recently.

Although far from one of the largest whale movements we've seen, this much XRP being transferred was a significant event. Of the 73.2 million XRP ($24 million) moved by Ripple, $15 million was in a single transaction. As reported by TheDailyHodl, this went from a known Ripple OTC distribution wallet to an unknown wallet. It could be that the company has sold part of its own reserves in order to pay its bills, as well as expanding the XRP eco-system.

Read more: Whale Watching: The Ripple show as XRP whale moves 1 billion tokens ($302m); XRP for the banks: will the large ones ever use the Ripple token?

The Whale Alert Twitter account also reports a number of major Bitcoin (BTC) transfers in the last few days. February 19, the same day as the XRP transfer, saw $45 million worth of Bitcoin being transferred in 4 transactions.

The last 24 hours has seen two more significant BTC transactions: 4000 BTC (worth around $16 million) from Bitfinex to an unknown wallet, and 5000 BTC (worth almost $20 million) being transferred on to Bitfinex from an unknown wallet.

Read more: If I'm not a Bitcoin whale, then what am I?

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Are Whales good or bad for the price of Bitcoin?

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Bitfinex is leading by BTC trading volume. No wonder that large BTC sums go on and off it regularly.
21 Feb, 2019 - 10:58
actually as always. whales choose bitfinex, volumes are huge
24 Feb, 2019 - 09:40
nothing changes from day to day. bitfinex still leads
25 Feb, 2019 - 03:21
I usually choose the exchanges chosen by whales. So today I can use Bitfinex
25 Feb, 2019 - 06:20
i do ir as well :D whales are too clever and attentive, they choose the best for themselves. we usually see bitfinex on the reports so can trust it
27 Feb, 2019 - 20:22
According to all major platforms like Bitfinex the market is becoming more and more alive.
25 Feb, 2019 - 22:21
yeah, you are too right. whales make top exchanges more popular as well as crypto itself
01 Mar, 2019 - 10:21

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