121 XRP Shifted by Anon Address as XRP and Most of Top 10 Coins Drift into Red


Anonymous addresses and crypto exchanges wire more than 121 million XRP, according to analytics data published recently

Popular service Whale Alert which tracks large crypto transfers has spread the word about a staggering 121 million XRP coins moved in the past 16 hours in two transactions.

In the meantime, the top 10 cryptocurrencies, including the sixth-ranked XRP, are drifting in the red.

Anon wallets and major exchanges move 121 million XRP

Two large chunks of XRP have been moved in the last 16 hours, according to data provided by Whale Alert on their Twitter page: 85,000,000 XRP and 36,129,600 XRP.

The bigger XRP stash was shoveled between two anonymous crypto wallets. However, a deeper look into the matter using the data provided by Bithomp XRP-focused service shows that the sender’s address was set up by Binance exchange and the receiving wallet belongs to Bittrex.

The USD equivalent of the 85 million XRP comprises $67,785,520.

The second lump was moved by an anonymous user from FTX trading giant to Bittrex as well. Thus, the U.S.-based Bittrex has received a total of 121.1 million XRP.

Market in the red after Fed rate hike, XRP almost unfazed

Earlier this week, the US Federal Reserve made concrete its intention to raise the key rate by 25 basis points following the same step taken by the European Central Bank a little earlier. The Fed raised the rate for the first time since 2018.

Prior to the event, the crypto market first corrected downwards, including XRP and the flagship cryptocurrency, Bitcoin. BTC dropped roughly 1.5%; however, the change of the key rate did not affect BTC as it managed to recover its losses.

As of this writing, the crypto major is changing hands at $40,545 per unit. Altcoins then also demonstrated an increase, as the rate hike was partially priced in, according to Santiment.

However, over half of the top 10 cryptocurrencies, as well as the majority of the top hundred, are drifting in the red, demonstrating various degree of decline.

On the top 10 list, only Ethereum, Binance Coin, Avalanche, and Tether are posting tiny gains and trading in the green.


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