- RP now available to its users through BRD
- XRP price is gradually approaching the next critical break at $0.35
Ripple Latest Update – With the partnership between Ripple and BRD, which is one of the oldest and most accessible cryptocurrency wallets on both iOS and Andriod, users can now buy XRP via the BRD wallet. Ripple and BRD recently announce their incorporation with BRD wallet which is a huge development for XRP because BRD has a massive user-based in over 170 countries.
XRP (XRP) Price Today – XRP / USD
XRP News Update – BRD will now allow its users to buy XRP directly from within the wallet and provide affordable rates than other channels to procure XRP token. Also, BRD approved of Ripple’s Xspring Software Development Kit (SDK). With SDK, developers from different projects can easily integrate XRP. BRD wallet gave a nod to Ripple’s Xspring Software Development Kit (SDK). The SDK will allow developers from a variety of projects to easily incorporate XRP. To crown it all, XRP has been approved to be one of the major Cryptocurrencies provided for BRD’s startup blockchain solution, Blockset.
XRP price is gradually approaching the next critical break at $0.35
XRP Price Prediction 2020 – XRP price increased higher and climbed above the $0.3200 resistance level against the U.S dollar. XRP price is now encountering a firm resistance close to the $0.3400-$0.3500 level. XRP price increased to a recent 2020 high at $0.3399 before correcting lower against the U.S dollar.
XRP USD TradingView – Currently, XRP price is amassing gains above the $0.3150 support level. There is a key contracting triangle establishing with resistance close to $0.3310 on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair. The XRP price could likely increase above $0.3400 or it might commence a major correction lower at $0.3000.
Major Uptrend Support Level
XRP Price Prediction 2020 – The first major support level is close to the triangle lower trendline at $0.3200. It also matches with the 50% Fib Retracement level of the upward move from the $0.2998 low to $0.3399 high. If the XRP price fails to remain above the $0.3200 support level, it could ignite a downside extension. If this happens, the first aim for the XRP bears could be $0.3080. Moreover, the major support level is close to $0.3000 level, beneath which there is a risk of a decline towards the $0.2920 support or the 100 hourly simple moving average.
XRP Price Prediction 2020 – Ripple XRP Price Forecast 2020
XRP News Now – the MACD for XRP/USD is slowly approaching the bearish zone. While RSI for XRP/USD is well above the 50 levels, with bullish signs. The key support levels are $0.3200, $0.3080 and $0.3000. While the key resistance levels are $0.3310, $0.3400 and $0.3500.
Ripple’s Partner SBI Remit Announces Tie-Up with Major Japanese Bank
RippleNet-powered money transfer service SBI Remit has made an announcement about its cooperation with the Fukushima Bank. From now on, this regional Japanese bank will be responsible for handling all of the company’s international remittance services.
SBI Remit states that is it keen on adopting new technologies, including Ripple’s distributed ledger technology. This helps it make remittances more ‘convenient’ and ‘secure.’
The Ripple partnership already allows SBI Remit Thai nationals that reside in Japan to conduct nearly instantaneous cross-border payments between the two countries.
“With the steady rise of remittance flows, we see Ripple helping us open up new revenue potential for our business and a better overall experience for our customers,” Nobuo Ando, Representative Director at SBI Remit Co., Ltd.
SBI Holdings, the parent company of SBI Remit, also started offering its shareholders benefits in XRP on Jan. 31. Must ReadRipple’s XRP Is Being Adopted by Almost Every Japanese Bank: CipherTrace CEO –
A real-life problem
The Fukushima Bank has a strong network in Japan’s Fukushima region with 10,000 workers from Vietnam, China, and the Philippines. The number of workers has seen a 2.5-fold increase since the earthquake that took place in 2011. There is untapped demand for remittances that SBI Remit wants to address by opening new payment channels.
The recently formed alliance helps to cut the red tape when it comes to international operations.
Ripple Price Analysis: XRP/USD hits a brick wall ahead of the 0.25 level
- Ripple is trading over 5% higher on a good day for cryptos.
- The pullback has just met some resistance before the bulls had a chance to test 0.25.
XRP/USD 4-Hour Chart
The whole crypto market has clawed back some losses on Thursday.
XRP/USD has pushed 5.25% higher but the pair met some resistance at 0.2472.
Looking at the volume on the bottom of the chart it is still clear that the sellers are in control.
Only when a green candle has more volume than a red one could you dispute this.
Looking further ahead now, if the 0.2250 low gets broken then the downtrend would be confirmed once again.
For the trend to be broken the previous wave high of 0.2857 would need to be taken out.
|Today last price||0.2416|
|Today Daily Change||0.0126|
|Today Daily Change %||5.50|
|Today daily open||0.229|
|Previous Daily High||0.2551|
|Previous Daily Low||0.2253|
|Previous Weekly High||0.3187|
|Previous Weekly Low||0.2615|
|Previous Monthly High||0.254|
|Previous Monthly Low||0.1846|
|Daily Fibonacci 38.2%||0.2367|
|Daily Fibonacci 61.8%||0.2437|
|Daily Pivot Point S1||0.2179|
|Daily Pivot Point S2||0.2068|
|Daily Pivot Point S3||0.1882|
|Daily Pivot Point R1||0.2476|
|Daily Pivot Point R2||0.2662|
|Daily Pivot Point R3||0.2774|
4 THINGS HOLDING BACK XRP PRICE RIGHT NOW
- Ripple Case Not Dismissed
- XRP Securities Status Still Unknown
- IPO Concerns
- Lack Of XRP Endorsement
Ripple’s XRP token had been performing very well in 2020, reaching as high as $0.34 in mid-February, before pulling back to just under $0.30. Unfortunately, it wasn’t immune to the losses which have hit virtually the entire crypto-space this week. So what could be holding it back from recovering now?
RIPPLE CASE NOT DISMISSED
A federal judge in California yesterday ruled that the class action lawsuit being pursued against Ripple could not be dismissed. A group of investors are suing the company, claiming that they lost money selling XRP after being ‘tricked’ by Ripple’s promotional statements.
The judge did dismiss certain claims, but Ripple had requested that the case be thrown out entirely, due to it being filed over five years after XRP was first offered in 2013.
The investors will now get a chance to take Ripple to court for selling unregistered securities. Ripple themselves said that this “would upend and threaten to destroy the established XRP market more broadly.”
XRP SECURITIES STATUS STILL UNKNOWN
Speaking of unregistered securities, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has still not made a decision as to whether it classes XRP as a security. Should it eventually take the position that the Ripple asset is not a security, then this should also negate the class action lawsuit.14 BTC & 30,000 Free Spins for every player, only in mBitcasino’s Crypto Love Affair! Play Now!
The SEC has certainly been taking its time with the decision. Back in June 2018, it classed Bitcoin and Ether as currencies and not securities, but was undecided on XRP.
At the time, some believed that a ruling by the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) in 2015 allowing Ripple to continue selling XRP tokens, meant that the SEC could not then classify them as securities.
However, 20 months later and the SEC has thus far failed to come to the same conclusion.
Back in January, Ripple CEO, Brad Garlinghouse, hinted that the company was very likely to go public sometime in the next 12 months, selling shares in an initial public offering (IPO). Some felt that a move such as this was tantamount to pulling out the rug from under XRP investors and would essentially make the tokens obsolete.
If an IPO is going to happen, Ripple needs to convince investors of its commitment to XRP tokens, and the value of them going forward.
LACK OF XRP ENDORSEMENT
We’re serious. While many other cryptocurrencies have their big name fans, XRP and Ripple are more likely to find themselves at the sharp end of a put down.
As Bitcoinist reported this week, Anthony Pompliano said in no uncertain terms that he would never buy XRP in a televised interview.
BitMEX CEO Arthur Hayes famously called XRP “dogs**t” earlier this month, as his company announced it as a trading pair for perpetual swaps. And Tone Vays didn’t hold back, when he told Bitcoinist what he hates most about XRP.
Even retired UFC fighter Ben Askren felt the need to get in on the act, saying that he thought XRP was ‘a scam’.
Maybe a big name endorsement would help XRP to get moving upwards again?