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Ripple Considers Large-Scale Burn of Escrowed Tokens Amid Bearish Trend

Published 10/13/2023, 09:30 PM

Ripple, the company behind the XRP cryptocurrency, is reportedly considering a large-scale burn of its 41.9 billion escrowed tokens, as rumors swirl amidst a bearish market performance for the digital asset. The speculation has been fueled by social media chatter suggesting such a move could trigger a significant surge in XRP's value, despite some enthusiasts expressing skepticism about these claims.

The debate regarding a potential token burn isn't a recent development. Matt Hamilton, former director at Ripple, had previously proposed that the company could destroy all escrowed XRP if it proves beneficial for the ecosystem. Ripple's Chief Technology Officer David Schwartz and CEO Brad Garlinghouse have also shown a willingness to consider this action, provided it positively impacts the health of the XRP ecosystem.

However, the potential token burn implies burning assets worth over $20 billion, which has led to increased speculation and debate among industry observers and participants. The market performance of XRP has been on a downward trend recently, with double-digit losses being reported.

Despite the rumors and speculation, no official confirmation or plan has been announced by Ripple regarding the potential large-scale token burn. As such, market participants are urged to exercise caution when reacting to these rumors.

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