The report says that Ripple doubled its sales of XRP and it managed to sell a total of $163.33 million worth of the digital asset which is enormous, compared to the $73,53 million in Q2 of 2018.
It seems that the majority of this surge came from sales that have been made straight to institutions.
In the third quarter of 2018 Ripple sold $98.06 million to institutions compared to $16.87 million in the Q2 of 2018.
The report highlights that “XRP volatility was light throughout most of the quarter, then jumped in the last two weeks of the quarter as the price also increased.”
This does not come entirely as a surprise considering that Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse has recently hinted at a big surge in institutional sales of XRP saying that the company has been seeing a second rate of interest from various prospective buyers.
“Q3 will definitely be a record of institutional participation in buying and interest in holding XRP,” Garlinghous teased back in August.
Ripple released 400 million XRP out of escrow
It’s also important to note that Ripple released a total of 400 million XRP out of escrow in the latest quarter.
The coins are being used “in a variety of ways to help support the XRP ecosystem,” according to the report.
Ripple owns 60% of the total supply of XRP, with approximately 91% of that investment locked in escrow.
In the report, there are also presented interesting details regarding the markets, ICOs and regulation, geographic trends, Wall Street adoption and more. You can read the complete report here.