According to onchain data analytics researchers, one of the founders of the company Ripple, Jed McCaleb allegedly sold 29.5 million XRP in a single day. McCaleb, an early cryptocurrency investor, and self-made entrepreneur is one of the richest men on the planet.
There are a number of investors who happened to get into cryptocurrency at a very early time during the crypto economy’s history. The following editorial is the first of a series of articles that delve into some of the richest crypto investors worldwide. Jed McCaleb is an enigma and incredibly wealthy thanks to his early investments into the digital asset space, specifically when he cofounded the company Ripple.
He’s also been pegged as the 40th richest individual on the face of the planet. It is estimated that McCaleb owns more than $20 billion in digital assets and that’s just his XRP token ownership. Estimates also show that when McCaleb founded “Opencoin,” which was rebranded to Ripple, the founder held 9 billion XRP tokens.
Just recently, the researcher Leonidas Hadjiloizou shared data concerning McCaleb selling a massive quantity of XRP on December 6. On Sunday, December 6, 2020, XRP was swapping for $0.59 to $0.62 per token. That would make McCaleb’s sale worth over $17 million and prior to the dump, Hadjiloizou says that McCaleb has been selling increments of over 9 million XRP on a daily basis.
Another report published by the blockchain analytics provider, Whale Alert, last February indicates that in September 2019, researchers caught 100 million XRP flow from Ripple to McCaleb’s known wallet. Whale Alert said they managed to “track the…