XRP Market Metrics
As an active member of the XRP community, Ripple believes in information transparency to support healthy markets.
To learn more about quarterly sales and escrow activity, read the latest XRP markets report.
Network Transaction Fee
A diverse list of validators helps ensure the long-term health and growth of the XRP Ledger ecosystem.
Since 2012, Ripple has methodically sold XRP and used it to incentivize market maker activity to increase XRP liquidity and strengthen the overall health of XRP markets. To alleviate concerns surrounding XRP supply, Ripple has placed 55 billion XRP into a cryptographically-secured escrow account. By securing the lion’s share of XRP, people can mathematically verify the maximum supply of XRP that can enter the market. Read more.
TOTAL XRP HELD BY RIPPLE 6,894,182,854
Total XRP Distributed 39,997,634,397*
Total XRP placed in Escrow 53,100,000,024
* As of. Total includes business development agreements that are still pending.
What Does Liquidity Mean?
Liquidity within a transaction refers to how easy it is to convert an instrument into cash for withdrawal. Cash is considered the standard for liquidity because it can easily be exchanged to and from other assets. Some other examples of liquid assets are Treasury bills, notes and bonds.
If a financial transaction is an engine with moving parts, then liquidity is the oil that makes it move. Currently, there are pools of trapped capital all around the world, and sending money from one currency to another requires financial institutions to pre-fund accounts in the destination currency. In order for transactions to flow freely across borders and pay out instantly, there needs to be enough volume of the transactional instrument (XRP, in the case of On-Demand Liquidity) being traded from one currency to the next. If liquidity doesn’t flow, transactions break down.