Jed McCaleb Has Allegedly 821 Million XRP Left: Details
Data shared by a website dedicated to tracking down Jed McCaleb’s XRP balance shows that this Ripple co-founder and its first chief technology officer has less than a billion XRP left in his wallets.
Over the past three weeks, he has sold 91.2 million XRP tokens.
Jed has 821.7 million XRP remaining in his wallets
Website created by some researches in the XRP community to watch Jed McCaleb’s XRP balance melt shows that the co-founder of the fintech behemoth Ripple has 821,725,562 XRP left overall on the balance of all his wallets, including the “tacostand” one.
In fiat, that sum constitutes a staggering $1,063,965,720 USD.
Depending on how fast Jed will be selling this amount, he will run out of it in 298, 227 or 110 days. The first option assumes that he will be dumping 2,739,898 XRP per week, the second requires selling 3,598,688 XRP per month on average and the third one can happen if McCaleb sells 7,383,231 XRP every three months on average.
However, the website, it seems, shows only his current balance but does not take into account how much more XRP Ripple still has to send to its former CTO.
Current balance of McCaleb’s wallets
According to XRPscan, Jed’s major “tacostand” wallet now holds 646,862,695.91282 XRP – that’s $835,485,838. Last time he received another XRP stash from Ripple was on August 1, when 182,370,308 XRP dropped in his wallet.
However, the XRPscan data shows that from time to time, Jed has been moving XRP from other his wallets to “tacostand” as well. In August, he has shifted 23.6 million XRP from his rLkMJhSVwhmummLjJPVrwQRZZYiYQhVQ1A wallet to the “tacostand” one.
Overall, over the past three weeks, he has sold 91.2 million XRP tokens, converting them to $116,897,636.
McCaleb’s XRP selling schedule approved by Ripple
After McCaleb left Ripple in 2013 to found a rivalling blockchain platform Stellar and realized his ideas he was not allowed to implement in Ripple, Jed and Chris Larsen (another co-founder and back then the CEO of Ripple), agreed on a scheme of XRP sales for the former.
During the first week during the second, third and fourth years after the compensation agreement was signed, McCaleb would sell a $20,000 worth of XRP.
Then, during the fifth and sixth years, the allowed amount of XRP to sell was 750m XRP annually.
He was allowed to sell 1 billion XRP per year during the seventh year and 2 billion annually after the seventh year.Source