Ripple CTO dismisses CoinMetrics report by stating discrepancy was due to a ‘timeline issue’


Ripple’s quarterly report faced criticism and doubt after a CoinMetrics report stated that it found several discrepancies between what was publicly reported by Ripple and what was visible on the XRP ledger. Ripple CTO dismissed the report saying that it was due to an “issue”.

The report stated:

“Two quarterly markets reports under-reported the number of XRP released from escrow by a total of 200 million XRP ($84 million at current prices).”

In addition, the report alleged that the escrow queue, which detailed ‘when’ and ‘how much’ XRP was released from the escrow, was implemented differently than previously announced. The future release of XRP into the market was faster than the announced schedule, reported CoinMetrics.

As seen in the below image, the highlighted quarters Q3 of 2018 and Q1 of 2019 were where the discrepancy was noticed.

Source: CoinMetrics

David Schwartz, the CTO of Ripple and one of the original architects of XRP Ledger, replied to Coin Metrics:

“Regarding the chatter about reporting methodology around XRP escrow in @Ripple’s quarterly XRP Markets Reports: this is simply a timeline issue.”

Schwartz further explained that they had tweaked the timeline in 2018 to reflect transactions that happened each month of the quarter rather than linking returns to date of the initial escrow release.

In addition, Schwartz tweeted:

“We plan to add some additional language in future markets reports in our continued efforts to be the most transparent in the industry.”

A Twitter user @Stevezajac3, commented:

“A scam is a scam. Tokens made out of thin air is not a true crypto in any shape or form. Just a nice way to print free money, gotta give it to ripple though. They have created a new central bank by selling their shitcoin to fools who keep buying it up thinking they gonna rich.”

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