Jed McCaleb Shifts 140 Million XRP As His Holdings Are Close to Running Out
Former Ripple CTO Jed McCaleb has converted 140 million XRP into fiat in the past ten days, according to the XRPscan data
Jed McCaleb, without whom Ripple Labs would have been founded, its first chief technology officer, has sold 140 million XRP tokens over the past ten days.
That’s a whopping $194,941,391 in the USD equivalent. Blockchain researcher Leonidas Hadjiloizou believes that running out of XRP for McCaleb may take a little longer than he had expected.
Another 140 million XRP gone to be sold
Data from XRPscan shows that Jed McCaleb has shifted a whopping 140 million XRP in total from his “tacostand” wallet to be sold since April 8.
Those were mainly lumps of 8,399,180 (seven transactions), four transfers by 12 million XRP and two carrying 22.6 million tokens each.
Today, MacCaleb dumped 22,598,696 XRP (worth $31,461,350).
The remaining balance on Jed’s wallet amounts to 453,861,016 XRP.
“Tacostand” was activated back in 2013, the year when McCaleb left Ripple to create a rivalling Stellar after facing certain discrepancies with the other founder of the company – Chris Larsen.
Jed got a compensation of nine billion XRP coins for helping to create the company and his role as the first CTO.
As part of the settlement agreement, he was allowed to sell his coins only in small parts. That was done to prevent him from dumping all of his nine billion coins on the market and taking the price down to zero.
Since then, McCaleb has been selling his XRP in lumps.
McCaleb is selling less actively than expected
Researcher Leonidas Hadjiloizou has tweeted that, according to the data shared by the Bithomp analytics website, McCaleb sales are going in smaller amounts than he had expected – 22.6 million XRP on a daily basis rather than 40+ million.
Still, with approximately 158.2 million to be sold per week, as Hadjiloizou expects, McCaleb’s XRP riches may dry up by August or September this year.