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Ripple: One man down amid regulatory woes but is XRP the remedy

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Ripple’s troubles with the SEC may have stayed too long, but it may seem that the Brad Garlinghouse-led company continues to retain its spot on the losing side.

This is because co-founder Jed McCaleb recently sold the last of his Ripple [XRP] holdings. 

According to the data put out by an analyst named Leo Hadjiloizou, Jed had made about $3.09 billion from his sales. It was worth noting that most of his sales came after the SEC brouhaha started.

With this new development, for Ripple, a faster resolution could be nowhere near its end. XRP’s inability to reach its expected potential could remain the same. Now, investors are wondering if the coin would be the loser one more time.

Lost in the middle

Despite the massive token sale, XRP seems to be indifferent. Like most cryptocurrencies, it has seen good gains over the past week. 

It was a 13.42% increase from the last seven days at press time. However, the XRP price has not taken a further uptrend since the news broke out.

While a few others like Cardano [ADA], Solana [SOL], and Polygon [MATIC] have kept up with the green candles, XRP has consolidated in a tight range.

Source: Coinstats

Additionally, at the time of writing, XRP had a 1.55% decline from its 24-hour price. The token refused to move beyond the $0.35 to the $0.36 region.

However, one good side of the coin would be its trading volume. It went up 20.57% in the last 24 hours to about $1.57 billion at press time.

Still, the chances of a noteworthy price movement could be very slim. 

On-chain analysis

Active addresses on the Ripple blockchain increased on 17 July and 18 July, to 75,091 and 182,760, respectively. However, the hype looks to have dropped in the last 24 hours as active addresses took a massive downswing to 33,409 as of today (19 July).

Could this be an effect of Jed’ selling his tokens? Maybe, maybe not. It was also worth noting that the addresses in the last hour at press time did not significantly improve as per Santiment data.

Source: Santiment

Besides Jed’s transactions, XRP whale activities look to have dwindled. As of this writing, XRP transactions greater than $1 million stood at five.

Source: Santiment

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Aashna is a News Editor at AMBCrypto and is particularly interested in the how and what of blockchain technology, along with its vast applications. A flair for the language and her inquisitive nature are factors that spike her interest in the cryptocurrency space.
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