Ripple owns 99% of the coins


Ripple is transparent about the XRP they possess in their quarterly reports.

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The Top 100 accounts (wallets) contain ~81% of the circulating XRP supply. Most of the wallets in the Top 100 are exchanges. The actual amount of XRP Ripple can spend not even close to 81%.

Regarding the 55 billion coins in escrow: Ripple can't touch these coins and uses them to support market makers.

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