Ripple (XRP) is in a tough spot. The daily chart for XRP/BTC shows that the price has just a few days of time to make up its mind. If the bulls fail to push the price above the 50 day moving average, it will be at risk of a decline below the 200 day moving average. If that happens, we will see the price drop to the 1.272 Fib extension level. The daily trading conditions for XRP/BTC are not favorable for a strong rally from current levels but at least the price can break above and manage to stay above the 50 day moving average because failure to do so will have catastrophic consequences. The price action of XRP/BTC after December 09, 2018 is almost a mirror image of the price action before it. It would this not be surprising to see Ripple (XRP) crash hard should it fail to climb above the 50 Day MA.
The price has currently faced a strong rejection at the 38.2% Fib extension level which means it is expected to retrace to the 61.8% Fib extension level if not stopped by the 200 Day MA. If Ripple (XRP) remains above the 200 day moving average, we can expect the price to make a recovery sometime soon. However, if it falls and closes below the 200 day moving average, all bets are off. Ripple (XRP) has seen a good couple of days against Bitcoin (BTC) this week but they hardly resulted in any strong moves to the upside. It just meant that Ripple (XRP) was able to hold its ground better than the rest of the cryptocurrencies when Bitcoin (BTC) started to fall at the beginning of the week. Ripple (XRP) may decline against Bitcoin (BTC) short term but as we have seen in the past, it has a good track record of outperforming Bitcoin (BTC).
The daily chart for XRP/USD shows that Ripple (XRP) just broke sideways out of a symmetrical triangle that had not been reached since August, 2018. This sideways movement indicates that we still have a lack of clarity and investors are not sure what comes next. The price is trading above the 50 day moving average but if it falls and closes below it, we could see some serious panic selling. On the other hand, it we see a few big spikes to the upside and the price breaks above the 200 day moving average, we could see that long anticipated golden cross come to fruition.
Ripple (XRP) is a promising project with a lot of potential. The best thing about it is that it is one of the few cryptocurrencies that are actually solving a major real world problem using blockchain technology. Unfortunately, you cannot say that about most other cryptocurrencies. This has given Ripple (XRP) significant edge so far but the landscape is changing rapidly as powerful competitors like Stellar (XLM), ChainLink (LINK) and banks who want to issue their own cryptocurrencies like JPM Coin now threaten Ripple (XRP)’s monopoly. Ripple (XRP) is extremely likely to reach a new all-time high and rise during the next cycle but not at the same pace that we saw during the last cycle.
PayPal’s new mobile payments app may take the fight to Ripple
Many big-league players have started sorting through improved alternatives for fiat and cryptocurrency transactions. Recently, PayPal followed suit by launching its own mobile payments app, Xoom, in an apparent attempt to compete with Ripple. PayPal catapulted its e-funds transfer service to compete with Ripple, its blockchain-based rival, in the crypto-transactions segment.
With Xoom, PayPal aims to re-define the traditional payment services sector by delivering faster and cheaper international transfers. The online payments services provider aspires to make transactions easy and more convenient than Ripple by charging lower transaction fees.
Further, Xoom will be opening its gates to users in 32 European countries, all of whom can send money to users across 130 countries worldwide. It is also important to note that PayPal already has a significant user base across the world, the scale of which can be used by the platform to leverage and boost the services afforded by Xoom.
Ripple has been at the forefront of revolutionizing cross-border payments across the world, affording users the opportunity to make transfers in a quick and seamless way. It is in light of this endeavour that Ripple has consistently focused on tying up with major banks and financial institutions. Ripple had recently made news when it formed a major strategic partnership with Moneygram. By launching Xoom, PayPal aims to position itself alongside other popular international remittance services.
To compete with Ripple, Xoom has partnered with major financial institutions to facilitate transfers of up to £8,800 pounds [$11,029] per transaction. For disrupting the crypto-market, PayPal will have to drop its transaction fee lower than Ripple, a step that will definitely will gather the attention of crypto-users.
If Xoom attains its desired goal, it will disrupt Ripple’s market share. Yet, it will be beneficial for users as a significant number of organizations are coming up with distinctive services blended with blockchain-based cross-border transaction options.
Ripple’s David Schwartz Believes Uber & Amazon Should Adopt XRP For Payments
The chief technology officer at Ripple, David Schwartz recently sat down at the recent WeAreDevelopers conference which took place in Berlin where he said some of the globe’s biggest companies are able to benefit from the use of crypto and other digital assets.
Schwartz went onto talk about Ripple’s work with the numerous financial institutions and banks which improve the speed and cost of cross-border transactions.“If you’re a Seagate or an Amazon or an Airbnb or an Uber, these companies all make large numbers of small payments. Amazon has thousands of merchants that they make payments to. Uber, if you’re in the Philippines and you’re a driver and you need money for milk, Uber would love you to drive for them and buy milk right that day.
But they need efficient payments. They need payments that are as reliable as email for that to happen. And that doesn’t exist. And each of these companies employs literally hundreds of people just in their payments division. And if you imagine if you ran a payment company, you would love to go to any of these new corporates and say, ‘Hey! Fire your hundreds of payment people. We’ll do all your payments.’ But there’s nobody who can do that.”
The CTO of Ripple has said that he believes XRP is in a position to fuel a payments revolution because of its speed and low transactions fees.“We came up with what’s technically a form of federated Byzantine agreement that we call consensus that’s faster and cheaper than proof-of-work. And the result is that XRP is a decentralized digital asset not connected to any jurisdiction, that moves more quickly and more cheaply than Bitcoin. And I would argue that it’s also more censorship-resistant and has some of the decentralization properties that we want. And that’s resulted in low cost, low fees and high transaction volume with low latency…”
“Ripple has built an enterprise payment network on these principals. It consists of three products. One to process real-time payments. One is sort of like the browser to send payments. And one to provide on-demand liquidity.
Financial institutions use xCurrent to make and receive payments, xVia to initiate payments and xRapid to provide cross-border liquidity. And this is a real network. This is a point-to-point network. It’s not a central server like Swift or PayPal. This is a decentralized network where financial institutions interact with each other through protocols that are not centrally controlled.”
According to Schwartz, regulation and education are the two largest obstacles that stand in the way of mainstream adoption when it comes to using cryptocurrency payments. “The biggest obstacle that we’ve found is the legal environment. Enterprises are not ready for a trustless system that’s proven by mathematical algorithms. They have customers who might get their credentials stolen. They might want to go to court. One of the biggest things that we had to do to revolutionize enterprise payments was to come up with a set of rules so that legal agreements can be negotiated with just a couple of redlines rather than a 40-page contract beginning to end of how to handle every possible failure…
So today, our customers use digital assets to settle payments immediately where that makes sense, and they use more conventional means where that makes sense, but they enjoy the benefits of end-to-end messaging, multi-hop and the various things that a multi-standard can provide. We think that digital assets and interledger payments can build that internet of value.”
Ripple (XRP/USD) forecast and analysis on July 17, 2019
Cryptocurrency Ripple (XRP/USD) is trading at 0.3162. Cryptocurrency quotes are trading below the moving average with a period of 55. This indicates a bearish trend on Ripple. At the moment, cryptocurrency quotes are moving near the middle border of the Bollinger Bands indicator.
Ripple (XRP/USD) forecast and analysis on July 17, 2019
As part of the forecast Ripple course is expected to test the level of 0.3270. Where should we expect an attempt to continue the fall of XRP/USD and the further development of the downward trend. The purpose of this movement is the area near the level of 0.2620. The conservative area for Ripple sales is located near the upper border of the Bollinger Bands indicator at 0.3450.
Cancellation of the option to continue the decline in the Ripple rate will be a breakdown of the upper border of the Bollinger Bands indicator bands. As well as the moving average with a period of 55 and the closing of quotations of the pair above the 0.3620 area. This will indicate a change in the current trend in favor of the bullish for XRP/USD. In case of a breakdown of the lower border of the Bollinger Bands indicator bands, one should expect an acceleration of the fall of the cryptocurrency.
Ripple (XRP/USD) forecast and analysis on July 17, 2019 implies a test level of 0.3270. Further, it is expected to continue falling to the area below the level of 0.2620. The conservative area for selling Ripple is located area of 0.3450. Canceling the option of falling cryptocurrency will be a breakdown of the level of 0.3620. In this case, we should expect continued growth.