Ripple and XRP are in the spotlight again. XRP-related price predictions have been intensifying these days, and XRP is expected to hit $1.
We recently reported, that according to Investinblockchain, there’s a possibility of XRP hitting $1 before the year 2020 starts.
They write that for XRP to surge like that and hit the $1 target, “the cryptocurrency will need to increase by a whopping 134% from today’s price. The last time Ripple was at $1.00 was during February 2018, over 15 months ago.”
The online publication continues and presents charts and highlights some areas of resistance that are on the way up to $1.
Now, during an interview with Recode Decode podcast, Brad Garlinghouse has addressed once more the will of the company to work with regulators and not against them.
Speaking of regulation, it has been reported that there’s another argument claiming that XRP is not a security.
The Japanese investor in crypto Seth Lim aka XRP Whale also brought arguments to support his claim.
Ripple’s solutions have reportedly been designed in such a way to meet the demands of banks and financial institutions, notes NewsBTC.
This is a goal that Garlinghouse has been working hard to achieve.
There are definitely some regulatory challenges to be overcome, and most of them are revolving around the subject we mentioned above – whether XRP is a security or not.
As you already know, the XRP army of fans says that the digital asset is a utility token and not a security.
Banks reportedly love what Ripple is doing
In an interview with Recode Decode podcast with Kara Swisher, Brad Garlinghouse expressed his deep desire of working with regulators and banks.
“I don’t think banks […] governments will go away. Banks are applying an essential regulatory framework that I actually think is important for society. I believe that banks will continue to serve that role; they’re good at it […] I think this is a new set of technologies that they can benefit from to grow their business,” he said.
He continued, and stated that “99% of banks love what we’re doing because we’re democratizing something that’s controlled by a small number of banks, their competitors.”
XRP’s price is expected to mirror the coin and the company’s achievements and NewsBTC says that XRP could be on its way to $0.80.
Ripple (XRP) Price Analysis: Technical Indicators Suggest Bullish Continuation
Ripple price started a strong rally from the $0.3920 swing low and climbed above $0.4150 and $0.4300. XRP remains in a steady uptrend and it could continue to grind higher towards $0.4550 and $0.4720.
- The price is trading nicely above the $0.4260 and $0.4150 support levels.
- XRP is placed well above a crucial bullish trend line with support near $0.4260 on the 30-minute chart.
- Ripple price recently cleared a connecting bearish trend line at $0.4310 on the same chart.
Ripple Price Analysis (XRP to USD)
Recently, there were sharp gains in bitcoin price, Ethereum priceand ripple price. XRP/USD started a steady rise from the $0.3920 support area, and climbed above $0.4150, $0.4260, $0.4320 and $0.4400.
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Looking at the 30-minute chart of XRP/USD, the pair settled above the $0.4200 support and the 25 simple moving average (30-minute chart). A new multi-day high was formed at $0.4440 before the price started a downside correction.
It corrected below the $0.4320 support and even spiked below the $0.4200 level. A swing low was formed at $0.4198, and the price recovered above $0.4260 plus the 25 simple moving average (30-minute chart).
The price traded above the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent downside correction from the $0.4440 high to $0.4198 low.
Moreover, the price cleared a connecting bearish trend line at $0.4310 on the same chart. On the upside, an immediate resistance is near the $0.4350 level and the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the recent downside correction from the $0.4440 high to $0.4198 low.
If there is an upside break above the $0.4350 resistance, the price could continue to rise towards $0.4400 or even $0.4440. If the bulls manage to gain strength above $0.4400, there are chances of further upsides towards $0.4550 or even $0.4720.
On the downside, there are many supports near $0.4260. There is also a crucial bullish trend line forming with support near $0.4260. Therefore, ripple price remains well supported and XRP/USD is likely to climb above $0.4350, $0.4400 and $0.4440 in the near term.
The market data is provided by TradingView, Bitfinex.+
NEWS GateHub: Stolen XRP funds transferred to prominent exchanges
The GateHub hack that took place earlier this month resulted in the exchange losing nearly 23 million XRP worth approximately $9 million. However, Whale Alert, a tracker of large crypto transactions, alerted the community of these stolen funds being moved to various different exchanges.
One of these exchanges was identified to be Bitfinex, which received 400,025 XRP on June 16 at 10:57:22 UTC. The sender’s address was r4hyDYXv7iV3oCahxQzqYYfgxwyBx3AyMN and was identified to be from the GateHub hack 2019. The receiver’s address was identified to be Bitfinex’s- r9o9MerrS7d2GAEs6JPj4v4JcvZAJNtLUY. The hash rate of the transaction was 21124F7818A2903E9750456D603CC9AACC9DBE6CE2EF0AA191C734339B4CA682 and the transaction details were as follows:
Another transaction was noted to take place to the Bitfinex wallet address where 100,000 XRP was transferred from another identified GateHub hack address. The identified Bitfinex’s wallet address was rDcz7P9YMpffLKhRBovTzhUr3wKtk3y9q7. This wallet address was quick to transfer the funds immediately to another exchange, OKEx. OKEx previously received 3,000 XRP from the stolen funds to an identified OKEx address- rUzWJkXyEtT8ekSSxkBYPqCvHpngcy6Fks. The hash rate of the transaction was noted to be BE97F68A20E996A2E1A37228DCBD45A1F26E8E2B3A842E9FCFFF7721157C1C37 and following were the transaction details:
The stolen funds were moved to another prominent exchange, Binance, and CZ was swift to inform Whale Alert that he would look into it. However, the crypto users did not find any relief about these funds going to other exchanges as the exchanges did not respond to the large transactions.
Ripple (XRP/USD) weekly forecast on June 17 — 23, 2019
Cryptocurrency Ripple (XRP/USD) is trading at 0.4165. Cryptocurrency quotes are trading above the moving average with a period of 55. This indicates a bullish trend on Ripple. At the moment, cryptocurrency quotes are moving near the middle border of the Bollinger Bands indicator.
Ripple (XRP/USD) weekly forecast on June 17 — 23, 2019
As part of the Ripple course forecast, a test level of 0.3860 is expected. Where should we expect an attempt to continue the growth of XRP/USD and the further development of the upward trend. The purpose of this movement is the area near the level of 0.5120. The conservative Ripple buying area is located near the lower border of the Bollinger Bands indicator bars at a level of 0.3750.
Cancellation of the option to continue the growth of the Ripple rate will be the breakdown of the lower border of the Bollinger Bands indicator. As well as a moving average with a period of 55 and closing quotes pair below 0.3680 area. This will indicate a change in the current trend in favor of the bearish for XRP/USD. In case of a breakdown of the upper border of the Bollinger Bands indicator bars, one should expect an acceleration of the fall of the cryptocurrency.
Ripple (XRP/USD) weekly forecast on June 17 — 23, 2019 implies a test level of 0.3860. Further, growth is expected to continue to the area above the level of 0.5120. The conservative area for buying Ripple is located area of 0.3750. The cancellation of the option of cryptocurrency growth will be a breakdown of the level of 0.3680. In this case, we should expect the continuation of the fall.