- Ripple prices in range mode above 30 cents
- Coil, InterLedger Protocol and Puma browser to integrate
At third, Ripple (XRP) is underperforming and back to a trade-range with caps at 34 cents. Regardless, there has been a lot of integration news which is yet to be factored, meaning the coin is undervalued and would likely rally past 34 cents and even 40 cents.
Ripple Price Analysis
It’s all about use cases, and Ripple Inc is on over-drive towards meeting clients’ demands. Part of this is building interoperability and thanks to proven InterLedger Protocol which can not only allow easy conversion between coins or tokens without a third party but allow for micro-payment as it slowly becomes a mainstay.
Add that to the ever-supportive community, and it’s only a matter of when Ripple Inc solutions in xRapid, xVia, and xCurrent meet the ever-growing need of speed, security, and transparency. Note that it was only last week when a Ripple executive confirmed that demand for remittance services in the APAC is high despite what the company is offering. That means the populace and diaspora are tired of latency and exuberant charges as well as centralization for superior alternatives that settle instantaneously.
Apart from speed and efficiency, Ripple Inc through Coil which it supports through Xpring will link with the InterLedger Protocol via the new and upcoming Brave alternative—geared towards privacy—in Puma browser.
Similar to Ripple Inc, developers behind Puma are in San Francisco. Like Brave, it will enhance user experience while simultaneously freeing them off trackers and advertisements. Apart from that, Puma allows for content monetization with ILP acting as a gateway.
Price-wise and Ripple (XRP) is deep in a range-mode after temporarily breaking and closing above 34 cents. In line with all our previous XRP/USD trade plans, Ripple (XRP) is lagging peers. Even so, the coin is technically bullish if past historical events are anything to go by.
However, fading favorable candlestick arrangements as well as supportive fundamentals mostly on the integration front, regulations around the status of XRP is slowing down progress. All the same, for trend continuation reflective of market sentiment, XRP bulls must clear 34 cents—the 61.8 percent Fibonacci retracement level of Dec 2018 high low, reversing losses of Apr-11, triggering our long positions in the process. After that, our first target will be 40 cents and later 60 cents as emphasized in our last trade plans.
Volumes are shrinking and anchoring our trade plan is Apr-11’s with 32 million. Recent averages stand at 28 million. Therefore, volumes thrusting back bulls into the fore must be high exceeding 32 million or even 79 million of Apr-5.
Ripple partner Bitso becomes the first platform in Latin America to earn a distributed ledger license from GFSC
- The license will also cover transactions made through Ripple’s XRP-based xRapid.
- The market reacted positively to the news as XRP/USD went up from $0.319 to $0.324.
Ripple partner Bitso, a Mexico-based crypto exchange, became the first platform in Latin America to earn a distributed ledger license from the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (GFSC). As per the company, custody, withdrawals, deposits and trading will be fully regulated by the GFSC. Bitso clarified that the new license will make sure that the company is following all regulatory requirements:
“This license gives Bitso a leading position as one of the most innovative financial services providers in LatAm and the world, by becoming the first exchange platform in LatAm, licensed and regulated by the GFSC…
The DLT License understands the modern need for robust and speedy interaction with regulators in this fast-moving area of business, while ensuring it continues to meet its regulatory and strategic objectives, bringing more protection and certainty for users.”
The license will also cover transactions made through Ripple’s XRP-based xRapid.
XRP/USD daily chart
The XRP/USD is trending in an upwards channel formation. This Saturday, the price went up from $0.319 to $0.324, following a bearish Friday wherein the price went down from $0.320 to $0.319. The Elliot oscillator shows three straight bullish sessions, while the moving average convergence/divergence (MACD) shows that the signal line is about to cross over with the MACD line, indicating a reversal of bearish momentum.
Ripple and South Korea’s Sentbe partner via MoneyGram
- MoneyGram partnership with Sentbe could push Ripple’s systems in South Korea markets.
- Sentbe becomes MoneyGram’s first virtual based agent in South Korea.
MoneyGram, Ripple’s groundbreaking partner in 2019 announced its partnership with one of South Korea’s leading payment providers Sentbe. According to Sentbe’s website, Ripple was also covered in this partnership which will see Sentbe become MoneyGram’s first virtual based agent in South Korea. According to Yahoo Finance:
“Sentbe is a financial technology startup based in South Korea, making cross-border person-to-person money transfer easier, faster, and cheaper through innovative technology. Licensed as a financial institution in South Korea, Sentbe strives to provide financial opportunity and equality through disrupting the inertia of traditional finance.”
While no official statement has come from Ripple to confirm the partnership with Sentbe, it is clear Sentbe considers Ripple as one of its partners. As to whether Ripple’s systems will be adopted by Sentbe, that depends on MoneyGram’s decision to use xRapid in settling transactions.
Ripple Scores More Market Points As Sentbe Partners With MoneyGram
Something really good just happened to Ripple, and it’s bound to propel the global company to the next level in its journey to foster mass adoption of its various global payments solutions.
On July 19th, 2019, a company closely associated with Ripple partnered with another entity that might have access to a large customer base to add to Ripple’s growing client base.
According to a tweet sent out by a crypto fan, the company in question is MoneyGram, which has now partnered with Sentbe. Sentbe is a money transfer operator for SamsungPay Korea.
Just a few weeks ago, MoneyGram announced its willingness to continue testing various Ripple products with the intention of eventually fully integrating them in its far-reaching global payment model.
Granted, Ripple’s payment solutions like the xRapid and xCurrent have been proven to be very fast and cheap as compared to the existing systems. As such, it’s not a surprise that many payment channels, including banks and other various financial institutions, would want to adopt Ripple’s payment solutions to improve their operations.
What It Means For XRP
For one, it’s pretty clear that Ripple has been making huge efforts to get as many of its customers as possible to adopt the use of XRP as a base currency via xRapid. The many partnerships the company has managed to make over the last one or two years have exposed its products to a huge customer base. As at now, Ripple has well over 200 financial institutions on its RippleNet.
If more of these customers adopt XRP, the crypto’s demand would increase and possibly spike price-wise. In fact, a quick look at XRP’s market dynamic as presented on CoinGecko indicates that the crypto has already felt the impact of the new development over the last 24 hours. XRP has bumped up by around 3.5% to reclaim the $0.327 value.