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Ripple Sold $251 Million in XRP in Q2, an increase of 48% from Q1



Ripple Sold $251 Million in XRP in Q2, an increase of 48% from Q1

Ripple publishes its Q2 report on July 24th which reveals that it has sold $251.51 million in XRP. Ripple which is the company behind XRP, the 3rd largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization. At press time XRP is trading at $0.317637 USD (1.76%) with a market cap of $13,605,241,842 USD.

According to the report, Ripple sold over $251.51 million in XRP in the 2nd Quater of 2019 which is approximately 48% more than the results from 1st Quater. In the Q1 Ripple reported the sale of $169.42 Million in XRP.

Out of the total $251.51 million in XRP sold, $106.87 million was sold through Institutional direct sale and $144.64 million through the programmatic sale.

XRP Sales Summary

According to the report, “In Q2 2019, three billion XRP were again released out of escrow (one billion each month). 2.10 billion XRP were returned and subsequently put into new escrow contracts. The remaining 900 million XRP not returned to escrow are being used in a variety of ways to develop use cases for XRP, including Xpring initiatives and RippleNet partnerships (such as MoneyGram)”.

As the overall market capitalization of digital assets increased by 122.86% from Q1, XRP price also gained almost 28.20% over Q2.

Ripple also announced its strategic partnership with MoneyGram (NASDAQ: MGI) in Q2. MoneyGram is one of the world’s largest cross-border remittance company. The shares of MoneyGram also surges almost 167% the next after of the partnership announcement.

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Ashish is a cryptocurrency journalist who has been passionately involved in the bitcoin space since 2016. His interests lie in bitcoin security, open-source systems, network effects and the intersection between economics and cryptography.