Tiffany Hayden, who is often called the “CEO of XRP,” was recently forced to sell off all of her XRP after being subjected to disparaging remarks for over a year. According to the longtime supporter of XRP, she decided due to ongoing attacks by the XRP community.
Tiffany Abandons XRP
According to a recent tweet, she indicated that she had sold all of her XRP and the community should find something else to discuss. While Hayden had previously operated a Ripple validator node, she was excluded from the dUNL, which is Ripple’s list of trusted node validators.
She has been a long-term supporter of XRP and a prominent person in the blockchain sector. In the past, she had engaged in discussions about the benefits of XRP over other crypto coins. Besides that, she has shared financial insights with her Twitter followers, who are around 76,000. However, some of her controversial tweets made her a target of trolls in the XRP community.
According to one of her responses, her family had to read some of the bitter Tweets sent to her, as a result, she had decided to call it quits. This was in response to a tweet admonishing her for selling the dip and calling for her to have a thick skin.
The attacks on Hayden intensified when she started running a validator node. A validator node has a right to participate in the consensus mechanism and it can vote on the direction of the network. Hayden’s decision to run the node was to alleviate the limitation of the XRP network. Despite this, she was not included in the list of trusted validators called dUNL.
In another response, she claimed the XRP community went after her character for almost a year after she revealed the fragility of the network. She added that when she acquired a validator node to help alleviate the issue, the gatekeepers excluded her from dUNL.
Selling the Dip
While it’s not clear when she sold her XRP, it is quite clear she sold the dip. XRP has lost more than 17% in the last six months and over 30% in the last 12 months. She most likely did not make any profits from the sale of her XRP.
While XRP has no doubt lost a vocal supporter, the community does not appear to be phased. Most of the responses by major players were quite positive. For instance, Josh Rager, the founder of BlockRoots called her decision a wise move. Robert Art, a renowned crypto analyst, also expressed his support for her; he said he had nothing but respect for her.
While she has abandoned crypto, it is not clear if she is completely out of the crypto market. However, this should be an important lesson in encouraging positive dialogue in the crypto community. It is still young and having a difference of opinion is not a license to troll. Such actions only drive away potential investors in this nascent sector.
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