Ripple (XRP) has finally found its strongest support in months. The weekly chart for XRP/USD shows Ripple (XRP) bouncing off a historical resistance that extends all the way to Jun 2017. This is not the only trend line support Ripple (XRP) has found. The chart shows that previous resistances during the downtrend have turned into supports. That way, the price has also found another trend line support (shown in yellow) which further strengthen the prospects of a trend reversal. The bear market seems to be finally over for XRP/USD as the price has now corrected to its full potential. Just like the previous bear market, we have seen Ripple (XRP) form a double bottom. Next we will see similar price action to the one between June and November last year.
This would mean that the price of Ripple (XRP) is likely to recover short term but it is unlikely to reach a new all time high before mid 2019. The price is expected to consolidate all the way till mid 2019 after which it is expected to breakout aggressively to reach a new all time high possibly around $5. Ripple (XRP) has recently seen a new wave of investors flock towards it, even during the bear market. While most cryptocurrencies are losing entire business or development teams to the market meltdown, Ripple (XRP) seems to be the only cryptocurrency gaining from the turmoil. Not only has Ripple (XRP) managed to hold its ground better than most coins, it has also taken the opportunity to stage a coup against Ethereum (ETH). As of now, the difference between the two is more than $3 billion which is unlikely to be bridged anytime soon.
If Ripple (XRP) continues to grow at its current pace, it may even challenge Bitcoin (BTC) at some point in the future. The weekly chart for XRP/BTC already shows that Ripple (XRP) is on the verge of a major breakout against Bitcoin (BTC). The cryptocurrency market does not make much sense right now. The product of a hash war between two Bitcoin Cash teams, Bitcoin SV is now just one step behind Stellar (XLM) and is already ahead of Bitcoin Cash (BCH). All of these developments point to one thing and that is that small cap altcoins or ICOs are not the only ones in danger. Even large projects like Bitcoin Cash (BCH) can be at risk of going belly up. This realization has made a lot of investors rethink their approach to investing in cryptocurrencies.
The best thing about a bear market is that you can clearly see how much a certain project is worth. If Ripple (XRP) can rise to second spot during a bear trend, that speaks volumes regarding its future outlook and the faith of investors in this project. The average investor with less than 5 Bitcoin (BTC) in total holdings is very unlikely to sell at these levels. Most of the bloodbath that we have seen recently can be attributed to major sell offs either by companies desperately looking to stay afloat or by the likes of Roger Ver or Calvin Ayre paying for their mistakes. Either way, Ripple (XRP) has managed to outperform all of them and that is going to count for a lot when the dust settles.
XRP Price Stable Against Coinmotion Criticism
On Feb 15, the XRP is moving up slightly, trading at $0.3089.
Over a few weeks, the crypto has been forming a triangle, still without testing either the resistance or the support. The MACD is however moving up, which makes the resistance breakout at 0.3047 more likely; this may then push the price to 0.3230. The overall trend is descending, though, so once the resistance at 0.3047 gets broken out, the price may also be sent to the support at 0.2899 and then break it out, heading towards the midterm support at 0.2804, and the target at $0.2470.
Coinmotion, a crypto exchange based on Finland, added the XRP to its portfolio. At the same time, the exchange published an article called XRP Is a Centralized Digital Currency, saying that the altcoin is not really a crypto.
The article author, Pessi Peura, says the investing process shows that Ripple is more like a security than a crypto. Besides, the token is developed by a single company, which is risky: in case Ripple Labs loses its reputation in any way, the XRP will have big problems.
Finally, Peura says Ripple Labs is controlling its tokens, which is totally against the decentralized network principles. This is actually the most curious thing, as Ripple Labs says its token is autonomous, and no monopoly is possible.
Ripple has not commented on the article yet, but is likely to comment soon, as the company is usually quick at reacting at any criticism in the media. Most likely, Ripple Labs will say the usual thing regarding XRP having nothing to do with securities.
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Bank-based Cryptocurrencies Not Realistic: Ripple CEO
ipple Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Brad Garlinghouse recently said that bank-based cryptocurrencies are not realistic and he believes they are “deeply misguided” for the entire industry.
These remarks come in the wake of the news reports that announced that the international bank, JP Morgan was all set to announce its own coin, JPM token. As earlier reported by Crypto-News India, the trials for the cryptocurrency, named as “JPM Coin” will begin in a few months and is designed for instant settlement of payments between clients. With the launch of its new cryptocurrency, the bank is preparing for the future to settle the transactions at lightning speed similar to that of Bitcoin rather than relying on old technology like wire transfers.
At the time, Umar Farooq, J.P. Morgan’s Head of Blockchain projects had said, “So anything that currently exists in the world, as that moves onto the blockchain, this would be the payment leg for that transaction. The applications are frankly quite endless; anything, where you have a distributed ledger which involves corporations or institutions, can use this.”
This is not the first time Garlinghouse expressed doubts about bank-based cryptocurrencies. In 2016, he had reportedly said, “A bank-issued digital asset can only really efficiently settle between the banks who issued it. Then, two scenarios can play out.”
Detailing those scenarios, the Ripple CEO had stated, “Scenario one: all banks around the world put aside competitive and geopolitical differences, adopt the same digital asset, agree on its rules, and harmoniously govern its usage. Fat chance. Scenario two (the more likely scenario): banks not in the issuing group issue their own digital assets with their own sets of rules and governance.”
Throwing in a good word about XRP, the CEO said, “We strongly believe banks need an independent digital asset to enable truly efficient settlement and we believe XRP is best positioned for that role.”
It remains to be seen, how exactly XRP intends to do what it had set out to do.
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Ripple new version of XRP Ledger 1.2.0 launched
- XRP Ledger requested to update the code before February 27.
- XRP Ledger 1.2.0 is more resistance to censorship.
The San-Francisco-based blockchain company Ripple is reported to have released a new version of its renowned XRP ledger 1.2.0. The new version is designed to improve user experience as well expand the range of services it is offering.
The users of the ledger are requested to update to the latest version before February 27, 2019. The upgrade is vital because without it, the server won’t be able to determine the authenticity of the ledger and in return transactions will not be processed neither will they be submitted.
What has changed?
The new version according to the team at Ripple, is more resistance to censorship. This means that the transaction being processed cannot be determined by any single entity. Moreover, the transaction will remain immutable after entering the ledger. While the previous version was resistance to censorship, the team claims that this version greatly improves the feature. Warnings will be issued if there are attempts to interrupt the working of the ledger.
Furthermore, the upgrade has integrated what is commonly referred to as MultiSignReserve amendment. Ripple has now made it easier who take part in signing transactions while reserving only 5 XRP. Other updates included bug fixing and removal of errors on two transactions.
The company has also launched a bounty program. Developers have been requested to review all the updates in the new version and communicate to the company in the event any vulnerabilities are detected.