The blockchain of XRP is transparent, so it seems, the big players started to prepare the Flare Network airdrop, and they sent their tokens to exchanges. Bithumb, Kraken, and others get XRP, more billions. These exchanges are supporting the airdrop, so for the users, the most convenient method to participate, sending the tokens up there, and waiting for the free crypto.
Flare Network will allow the smart contracts on the XRP system, to make it a dapp-platform with smart contracts, through the Ethereum Virtual Machine. Ethereum increased a lot, thanks to its smart contract technology, so in the latest years, many projects started to implement this feature, become a platform. And the XRP is the biggest contestant.