With all cryptocurrency, token, and asset markets under a bit of pressure right now, it would appear things are not looking all that good. Although most markets remain in the green, there is a significant drop in XRP’s price as of right now. The actual drop is not necessarilythat steep, but it is evident things may come under further pressure moving forward.
XRP Price Trend Enters the red Zone
Considering how most markets were under a bit of bearish pressure earlier this morning, it is not too surprising to see minor losses materialize. In the case of XRP, the current trend is slightly disconcerting, although it seems the losses will be kept to a minimum. One worrisome aspect is how the price dropped below 8,000 Satoshi again, although reclaiming that value will not pose any major challenges.
Over the past 24 hours, the net balance for XRP is slightly negative. With a 0.8% drop in USD value and a 1.1% loss over Bitcoin, the XRP price now sits at $0.3126. With a drop below 8,000 Satoshi, a fair few traders will not be too happy with the way things have gone. However, this appears to be a temporary setback first and foremost.
There is no real major news regarding Ripple or XRP to speak of. One interesting video has surfaced which seems to indicate RIpple’s trading engine is used for a particular marketplace. While that could be a bullish sign, it has absolutely nothing to do with the valuation of XRP at this time. As such, this news will – most likely – not have any impact on the price of this asset whatsoever.
Video published by BeachHead on 14/03/2019:
"There's this market place underpinning it, that's powered by decentralized crypto-economics"
"It uses Ripple trading engine…it's actually the only distributed trading engine that's mature enough to be used"https://t.co/juf4V0QSPb
— XRP Research Center (@XrpCenter) March 14, 2019
ShillWave, on the other hand, is seemingly too convinced there is anything to worry about in the slightest. In fact, this user keeps accumulating XRP regardless of the overall circumstances. Cost-averaging down one’s investment is always a smart idea, especially while the bear market is still in effect.
Either way I’m accumulating that #XRP bear are no bear. I’m opening my mind to see Ripple/XRP will be and is connected to everything and everyone 🙌
— ShillWave 🌊 HØDŁ (@ShillWave) March 14, 2019
For those who are merely interested in the price chart, it seems this sideways and slightly bearish action may remain in place for some time to come. It is evident the range is tightening, and no bullish momentum has formed for XRP so far. As such, it seems logical to assume this is the beginning of another bear trend which may spill over into the weekend.
— Vandita Moon (@VanditaMoon) March 14, 2019
For the time being, it seems likely more top markets will follow XRP’s momentum over the coming hours. That is not entirely abnormal, although it is not the sign most traders are looking for. XRP is also the first top market to “buckle”, which is never a fun label to deal with. It may also be the first to rebound sharply over the next few days, for all one knows.
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.
Ripple price analysis: XRP/USD defends falling wedge support; breakout still lingers
- The bear pressure further pushed Ripple below $0.29 before forming lower support at $0.28.
- “I agree that crypto isn’t likely to replace fiat currencies,” Garlinghouse.
Ripple continued to press against key support areas yesterday. The downside momentum was augmented by the broad-based selling pressure in the market. As discussed yesterday, the upside was capped at $0.32 while XRP/USD sustained above $0.30. However, the bear pressure further pushed Ripple below $0.29 before forming lower support at $0.28.
The debate surrounding Facebook’s Libra project has seen the CEO of Ripple Brad Garlinghouse advise the crypto industry to work hand in hand with regulators to guarantee success. In a series of tweets, Garlinghouse said that it unlikely that crypto will take the place of fiat currencies in the financial economy.
“I agree that crypto isn’t likely to replace fiat currencies – I have been very vocal that crypto isn’t likely to disrupt the US dollar and other G20 currencies in my lifetime,” he wrote.
Meanwhile, XRP has recovered stepping above $0.3 as the bull’s push towards the falling wedge pattern breakout. Although movement north is still hampered by the selling pressure, XRP/USD has a positive technical picture as seen on the 2-h chart.
Also Read: Cryptocurrencies are not substitutes for fiat currencies – Brad Garlinghouse
The Relative Strength Index (RSI) is currently horizontal at 46 following a recovery from the levels at 30. At the same time, the Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) is stuck in the negative side but moving sideways at -0.004 in addition to having an inclination to the upside.
BTC/USD 2-h chart source
Has #XRPArmy Turned Against Ripple? Not Really
XRP’s recent drop below the $0.30 level was a major test for Ripple’s Twitter army, but they won’t abjure their allegiance
Tiffany Hayden, one of the most vocal members of the XRP army, has been suspected of becoming a non-believer after questioning the strength of the Ripple network.
That conveniently coincided with the XRP price nose-diving below the $0.30 mark due to the continuous market sell-off.
Everyone who keeps tabs on crypto Twitter has hardly seen any negative comments about Ripple posted by Hayden. However, she recently assumed that the network wouldn’t last much longer if Ripple shuttered that night.
There were legitimate reasons to believe that this might be the case given the painful experience of Stellar, which is considered to be Ripple’s direct competitor.
However, despite these concerns, Hayden made it absolutely clear she hasn’t lost her faith in XRP, claiming that she would rather sell a kidney than her bags of Ripple’s native token.
She later clarified that the kidney wouldn’t be her own (hopefully, she was joking).
Notably, Ripple’s XRP turned out to be one of the best-performing currencies during the recent sell-off, clinging onto the $0.30 price tag.
Image by CoinMarketCap
Still, its underwhelming overall performance in 2019 made many XRP investors reconsider their loyalty.