A few hours ago, a million-dollar transaction of 200 million Ripple (XRP) worth about $89 million was recorded, with the destination being a Ripple wallet dedicated to OTC (Over-the-Counter) trading:
By checking the source address we can see that these XRP have been moved from one of Ripple’s security funds to another address, also of Ripple, dedicated to OTC.
The main purpose of this transaction is to be in a position to send large quantities of XRP without these affecting the price in general. Yet, as shown in the graph, there has been an increase in the value of the crypto over this period of time:
It is not excluded that the Ripple movement is related to the general trend of the entire crypto market
In fact, even if the transaction is directed to an OTC address, this does not mean that it does not affect the market.
To meet market demand it would appear that another 1 billion XRP transaction will take place on June 1st:
The detractors, of course, see it as a dump manoeuvre of the currency and thus as a strategy to keep the price artificially low.