Ripple publishes the quarterly XRP Markets Report to voluntarily provide transparency and regular updates on the company’s views on the state of the XRP market, including quarterly sales updates, relevant XRP-related announcements and commentary on previous quarter market developments.
As an XRP holder, Ripple believes proactive communication and transparency are part of being a responsible stakeholder. Moreover, Ripple urges others in the industry to follow its lead to build trust, foster open communication and raise the bar, industry-wide.
On-Demand Liquidity (ODL): Introducing Line of Credit
Last quarter, Ripple launched Line of Credit, a new beta service on RippleNet that allows customers using On-Demand Liquidity (ODL) to source capital on-demand. With Line of Credit, customers can purchase XRP from Ripple on credit which provides capital upfront to help accelerate their business performance and scale. Line of Credit has been piloted by ODL customers and the initial feedback is overwhelmingly positive. Companies can use the capital to further invest in their business to enter new markets and reach new customers.
In some instances, XRP originates through Ripple, instead of an exchange, to initiate cross-border payments at scale. ODL will evolve as Ripple continues to provide innovative, financial solutions that leverage XRP to solve pain points for its customers.
As indicated in the Q2 2020 XRP Markets Report, Ripple is purchasing – and may continue to purchase – XRP to support healthy markets. This is a near-term product solution for the Line of Credit beta. Long-term, Ripple is building new ODL capabilities to dynamically source XRP liquidity from the open market, not just Ripple.
Disciplined, Responsible Stakeholders: Q3 Sales and Purchases
Last quarter, total XRP sales, net of purchases, were $35.84 million (USD) vs. $32.55 million the previous quarter. Ripple focused solely on its over-the-counter (OTC) sales and leases as part of providing increased XRP liquidity to certain RippleNet ODL customers to improve their ODL experience, eliminating the need for pre-funding and enabling instant global payments. Similar to recent quarters, Ripple did not sell programmatically.
Total sales, net of purchases, ended the quarter at 10 bps of CryptoCompare TopTier volumes. This is compared to total sales in the previous quarter of 18 bps of CryptoCompare TopTier.