May 5, 2020 – Ripple Co-founder and now Stellar CTO Jeb McCaleb has sold 54 million XRP just this April 2020, as per an analysis done by news site The Crypto Associate. He was selling 1.8 million XRP a day during that time period.
When the 100 billion supply of XRP was pre-mined, 9.5 billion of that XRP was allocated to McCaleb. When he stated his intention to sell his XRP portion, a deal was made between Ripple and McCaleb that states he will limit his monthly and yearly sale of XRP.
As to how much McCaleb was selling, The Crypto Associate analyzed his wallet address, which has 69.9 million XRP as of press time. (Note than when The Crypto Associate published their news, McCaleb had over 76 million XRP in his wallet.)
The Crypto Associate found out that all outgoing transactions are going to a BitStamp exchange address. Additionally, XRP was being traded for USD.
The Crypto Associate commented that McCaleb’s constant sell pressure is creating a daily price suppression for XRP. Note that a legal settlement in the past enabled McCaleb to receive additional XRP every month.
McCaleb previously stated that he is only selling XRP at a slow rate and does not desire to negatively impact other companies (such as Ripple).
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