- In December of 2017, Ripple decided to lock up 55 Billion XRP in Escrow to boost investor confidence.
- One billion XRP has been released each month to cater for Ripple’s needs.
- Any XRP not used from the monthly allocation is locked back into Escrow.
- Ripple has launched a new Twitter bot for retail investors to track this movement of XRP.
In the midst of the 2017 crypto bull run, the team at Ripple made a move that calmed the nerves of many investors with regard to the amount of XRP the firm held. This move involved Ripple locking up 55 Billion of its own XRP holdings in several escrow accounts. The team further elaborated that this lockup was meant to enhance the predictability of the circulating supply of XRP at any one time.
To provide additional predictability to the XRP supply, Ripple has locked 55 billion XRP (55% of the total possible supply) into a series of escrows. These escrows are on the ledger itself and the ledger mechanics, enforced by consensus, control the release of the XRP.
Ripple Launches a Twitter Bot to Track XRP Escrow Movement
It is with this brief background of Ripple’s commitment to lock up its XRP in Escrow that the team has now launched a Twitter bot that will allow retail investors to track the movement of these funds in real-time. One needs to simply search for, and follow @XRP_EscrowBot to access this information. The bot adds to the already existing transparency of Ripple’s financial activity. The tweet by Ripple highlighting the capabilities of the bot can be found below.
— Ripple (@Ripple) May 1, 2020
A Brief Look at the Q1 XRP Markets Report
Further checking the Quarterly report mentioned in the tweet, we observe one key takeaway: Ripple has sold less XRP than in the previous quarter. According to the report, Ripple sold $1.75 Million in XRP compared to $13.08 Million from the previous quarter.
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