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Will THIS help XRP finally see the rally it’s been waiting for?

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Inflows or outflows? This is the question that most traders want answered as a new batch of XRPs get unlocked. 

500M Ripple tokens unlocked: Will XRP finally see the rally it's been waiting for?

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  • More XRPs have recently been unlocked.
  • The price has continued to decline.

Recent data indicates a substantial unlocking of Ripple [XRP] tokens at the beginning of the month.

This development will likely evoke mixed reactions among traders, especially considering that XRP has recently crossed a crucial zone in its price trend.

Half a billion Ripple unlocked 

According to a recent post by Whale Alert, XRP has unlocked 500 million XRPs. The unlock was valued at around $240 million at the time of this writing.

The direction in which these newly unlocked tokens will flow was still being determined at press time. 

Ripple sees the death cross

AMBCrypto’s analysis of Ripple’s price trend indicated a weakening trend, particularly at the close of trading on the 30th of April.

The chart revealed a significant development: a “death cross,” marked by the yellow line crossing below the blue line. This typically signals a bearish trend.

This cross coincided with XRP’s decline to the $0.5 price range, reflecting a 2.82% decrease. 

At the time of this writing, XRP continued to decline, with over a 3% decrease, trading at around $0.48.

Resistance levels are observed at approximately $0.57 and $0.58, where the yellow and blue lines intersect, respectively.

Ripple price trend

Source: Trading View

The Relative Strength Index (RSI) suggested that XRP may soon enter the oversold zone, with the RSI below 35 at the time of writing. This further underscores the bearish sentiment surrounding XRP.

XRP sees an imbalance in exchange flow

Analysis of the Ripple Exchange flow indicates a notable increase in inflow compared to outflow on the 30th of April.

This suggested that more XRPs were transferred to exchanges for potential sale than were withdrawn. Typically, more withdrawals are considered bullish signals, indicating a reduced interest in selling.

Specifically, the chart revealed that the inflow volume surged to over 51.6 million XRPs on the 30th of April. In contrast, the highest outflow volume observed during the same period was over 33.2 million XRPs.

This substantial difference, exceeding 17 million XRPs, underscores the notable imbalance between inflow and outflow.

XRP exchange flow

Source: Santiment

Realistic or not, here’s XRP’s market cap in BTC’s terms

At the time of writing, XRP’s inflow volume had decreased to around 3.2 million. In comparison, the outflow volume stood at approximately 7.5 million.

Despite the reduction in inflow and outflow, the relative imbalance persists, suggesting continued interest in selling XRPs.


Adewale is a full-time journalist at AMBCrypto. While he is increasingly fascinating by the world of blockchain and cryptocurrencies, Adewale holds a degree in International Relations. Besides working on insightful articles that touch upon the crypto-space's hottest issues, he finds joy in supporting Manchester United and Afrobeat music.
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