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Binance moves 200M XRP tokens: What’s cooking?

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There remains an element of suspense regarding the real nature of the transfers.

Binance moves 200M XRP tokens: What's cooking?

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  • A whopping 200 million XRP’s were from Binance to an unknown wallet.
  • The transfers followed a 4% rise in XRP’s value.

Crypto exchange Binance [BNB] was seen moving a substantial amount of Ripple [XRP] tokens on the 13th of February, with the size of the transfer grabbing the attention of the community.

Are whales at play?

While analyzing on-chain data from Whale Alert, AMBCrypto spotted a string of high-value transactions, with the latest being a whopping 200 million getting moved from Binance to an “unknown wallet.”

At XRP’s prevailing market price, this amounted to more than $105 million.

Before this, Binance made three separate transfers, with a total size of 64.41 million XRPs, at around 6:40 am UTC.

In total, nearly $150 million worth of XRP tokens were moved from early morning until this writing.

Upon further investigation, AMBCrypto spotted that the address that received the latest 200-million transfer moved 4.28 million XRP’s immediately to another address.

Interestingly, the receiving address was activated by Binance itself on the 21st of December.

As of this writing, there remained an element of suspense regarding the real nature of the transfers. However, as in most cases, speculation of whale accumulation started doing the rounds.

XRP goes north after a prolonged downtrend

It should be noted that these transfers followed a 4% rise in XRP’s value, AMBCrypto noted using CoinMarketCap.

The hopes of a bullish turnaround for a coin, which has been rather underwhelming in recent weeks, could have excited whales.

Indeed, XRP was the only major cryptocurrency to have posted monthly losses, at around 8%, as of this writing.

As the prices slumped, network fundamentals got hit.

The daily active address count steadily dropped over the last month, while the rate of new address creation also dipped, as per AMBCrypto’s analysis of Santiment data.

XRP network activity dips

Source: Santiment


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Moreover, XRP’s supply in profit fell sharply since the start of the year.

The lack of profitability made investors pessimistic about the payment-linked crypto, as Weighted Sentiment has mostly sailed in the negative zone in 2024.

XRP supply in profit plunges

Source: Santiment

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Aniket Verma works as a journalist at AMBCrypto. Contrary to most who are primarily interested in merely tracking price movements of cryptos, his focus is on examining the niche intersection between cryptocurrencies and traditional finance. A so-so Bitcoin maximalist, Aniket has a strong disdain for memecoins and the unfounded frenzy they seem to generate every market season. Coming from a strong engineering background, Aniket previously worked as a Content Manager for TV9 Network. Before his stint over there, he was an Associate Multimedia News Producer at Reuters.
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