Blockchain payments company Ripple released 1 billion of XRP from three escrow accounts on August 1, pushing the price of its native token down by 3.4% in the past 24 hours, according to CoinGecko data.

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Fast facts

  • In December 2017, Ripple created 55 escrow accounts to hold 55% of Ripple’s supply.
  • The escrows expire each month and the released XRP tokens are back in circulation. 
  • Ripple was trading down 3.4% at US$0.370216 at 12:44 HKT, according to CoinGecko data.
  • In Q2 2022, Ripple sold US$408.9 million worth of XRP, according to its latest quarterly report.

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