Whale Alert, a popular crypto tracking service, reported that over the past 24 hours, nearly 267.4 million of Ripple’s XRP were transferred to an unknown wallet.
The transaction occurs with a steady drop in XRP’s value as it gradually falls with the rest of the cryptocurrency markets following Wednesday’s CNBC announcement.
According to CNBC, the CPI inflation estimate came in lower than projected:
It would be a shock if the FOMC does anything other than raises the fed funds rate a half point, taking the overnight borrowing benchmark to a targeted range of 4.25%-4.5%, the highest level in 15 years.
However, XRP whales have stocked up on their favorite currency by taking advantage of the market’s price fall. The amount of tokens owned by these significant investors has increased due to their quick purchases.
The combined total holdings of these enormous whales have increased significantly over the past month, reaching one of their greatest levels ever.
XRP whales with balances of 100,000–10,000,000 coins have seen an increase in their holdings of more than 6% over the past five weeks, according to data from Santiment.
Following the collapse of the FTX cryptocurrency exchange, these whales had owned almost 11% of the whole XRP supply by mid-November. However, they have added millions to their assets since then.
These huge whales currently account for roughly 18% of the overall supply. The holdings of these whales, particularly those owning between 1 million and 10 million coins, have significantly expanded over the past month.
XRP Price Analysis
Following a bullish start to the day on Wednesday, XRP rose and broke significant resistance around $0.3933. However, in the last 4-days, XRP hit a low of $0.34443.
The token dropped to $0.35 on Friday while it regained stability Saturday morning. While it remains steady, continuing SEC v Ripple uncertainty, recession fears, and exchange liquidity concerns mount, which have been pressured due to the token’s alleged unregistered status.
After losing 3% on Thursday, the token fell by 7.07 % on Friday. For the first time since November 21, the token closed the day at $0.35158. However, the token will probably find it difficult to make up Friday’s losses since investors are nervous about the increased regulatory and government scrutiny before the Court’s decision.
The CoinMarketcap’s data shows that XRP is still trading at $0.3505, with a loss of about 3% in the last 24 hours and a 9.73% loss in the last seven days.
If a stretch continues, bulls will attempt to break through $0.38, but if they fail, bears will attempt to do so at $0.3374. However, XRP should maintain a price above $0.33, barring significant sell-offs.
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