Sunday, April 18, 2021

Top Researcher Says Likely Flaw in Ripple’s Deal with Jed McCaleb Could Affect XRP Price after He Sold 29.5M XRP in a Day

Leonidas Hadjiloizou, a leading crypto researcher at XRPArcade, who based his work on the XRP ecosystem, has pointed out that the possible flaw in the settlement agreement between Ripple and the co-founder, Jed McCaleb, could leave an unfavorable impact on the price of the third-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, XRP.

Hadjiloizou questioned Ripple’s deal with McCaleb that accords him the right to increase his rate of selling XRP, following his recent massive selloff.

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On 6th December 2020, Hadjiloizou tweeted, “Perhaps there is a flaw in Ripple’s deal with Jed, affecting price. While the radical increase in XRP volume occurred 10-14 days ago, this had an effect on Jed’s sales 1-2 weeks later. This means Jed is now selling way more than the current market can take.”

Jed McCaleb Sold 29.5 Million XRP worth $17.6 Million

Hadjiloizou pointed at the significant selloff of 29.5 million XRP initiated by Jed McCaleb on 6th December 2020, after selling 10 million XRP for a week.

Considering his increased rate of the selloff, the crypto researcher expects him to effect the sale of relatively 207 million XRP this week:

“For the record. It would have taken Jed 300 days to sell 207 million XRP a year ago, at 689 395.68 XRP per day. Now, it will take only 7 days.”

Adding that “He may currently be selling 1.5% of the past few week’s volume but compared to the current volume, this percentage may rise to 5-6%.”

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Ripple Co-Founder Jed McCaleb Owns Over 3.8 Billion XRP

According to record, the estranged Ripple co-founder owns over 3.8 billion XRP worth around $2.2 billion at the time of writing. With the look of things, he’s keen on increasing his rate of changing his XRP trove for cash.

Based on the settlement agreement sealed with Ripple in 2016, the former CTO of the payment company can now sell up to 1% of the average daily volume of XRP for each day of the week, coupled with weekends and holidays.

Moreover, his selloff rate will increase from 1% to 1.5% of the average daily volume after the end of the fourth year of the agreement.


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Solomon Odunayo
Solomon has a growing passion for writing, this propelled him to keenly work on Eagles News Media for about two years before delving into the cryptocurrency and Blockchain industry he finds more interesting. He worked as a crypto Journalist and Editor at NewsLogical before joining Herald Sheets, owing to the priceless experience he has accumulated since he became a contributor in the crypto community.

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