Ripple Partner SBI Wires 200 Million XRP from Its Recently Launched Lending Service

Major Ripple partner in Japan, SBI, has transferred 200 million XRP from the addresses of its newly created crypto lending service

  • SBI VC Trade wires $103.4 million worth of XRP
  • Coinbase, Huobi shift 118 million XRP

Whale Alert tracking service has spotted a mammoth-sized amount of XRP wired by SBI VC Trade.

It is a digital exchange owned by a major Ripple partner in Japan, financial holding SBI, and recently the company launched a crypto lending service on it that works with Bitcoin, Ethereum and XRP.

Besides, 118 million XRP was transferred by crypto exchanges, with Coinbase among them.

SBI VC Trade wires $103.4 million worth of XRP

Whale Alert has reported that, in the past four hours, 200 million XRP tokens have been wired. Blockchain data says that the transactions were conducted by one of the major Ripple partners—Japanese-based financial giant SBI.

The funds were transferred from the company’s crypto exchange SBI VC Trade. As reported by TokenAndCrypto recently, SBI had launched a crypto lending service that allows users to borrow funds in Bitcoin, XRP and Ethereum.

The crypto was sent to BitGo, a crypto exchange that also runs custodial wallets for financial institutions and for Ripple in particular.

In October, it was reported that, after the U.S. payments monster PayPal enabled crypto purchases, the company wanted to acquire BitGo as part of its expansion in the crypto industry.

On Saturday, Dec. 12, BitGo transferred a whopping 246.8 million XRP to SBI VC Trade.

Coinbase, Huobi shift 118 million XRP

Whale Alert also reported that the largest U.S. exchange and biggest trading platform in China have cumulatively transferred 60 million XRP tokens.

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