An on-chain analysis of Ripple’s escrow system

Coin Metrics recently released version 3.0 of our CM Network Data Pro product. This release includes many new assets, including XRP. When Coin Metrics adds support for any new asset, we do a deep dive into its digital ledger to gain a full comprehension of the ledger and identify any unique behaviors that may affect the creation of our data. For XRP, that meant evaluating its supply schedule and escrow system.

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Introducing Coinmetrics

Cryptoasset investors often speak of investing based on “fundamentals” rather than hype, sentiment, or technical analysis. However the analytic infrastructure for a rigorous understanding of a cryptoasset’s value relative to another is virtually nonexistent. Equity investors have had 80 years to mull over and refine Graham and Dodd’s principles of value investing, but digital currency investors have had no such privilege.

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