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Ripple increases stronghold in Middle-East with on-demand liquidity deployment

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  • Ripple has partnered with financial services company Pyypl to facilitate ODL using its native XRP crypto.
  • This will allow for instant and low-cost cross-border payments while eliminating the need of costly pore-funded accounts.

San Francisco-based blockchain startup Ripple is increasing its stronghold in one of the strongest remittance corridors – the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). On Monday, October 25, Ripple said that it is preparing for the first-ever in-market On-Demand Liquidity (ODL) deployment for the Middle East.

For this, Ripple has partnered Pyypl, an international blockchain-based financial services tech company. This on-demand liquidity deployment will leverage Ripple’s native cryptocurrency XRP. It will further help in facilitating instant and low-cost cross-border payments while eliminating the need for costly pre-funded accounts.

Pyypl noted that this is part of the company’s larger mission to enable digital payments for a billion smartphone users in Africa and the Middle East. As said, the OLD deployment will help Pyyl to solve one of the biggest issues of pre-funded accounts as seen with traditional cross-border payments.

Pyypl’s co-founder and CEO Antti Arponen referred to these legacy accounts as “inefficient use of capital”. He further noted that unlocking these previously trapped funds can help to better grow and scale the businesses. Arponen said:

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We’re excited to be Ripple’s first partner of choice to bring the deployment of ODL to the Middle East. This enables our ever-increasing number of users to deliver remittances instantly and cost-effectively. We’ve also reduced our inefficient use of capital through ODL, and look forward to an exciting rollout of its capabilities across the region.

Unlocking massive opportunities in the MENA market

The traditional players in cross-border payments have been pretty laggard in implementing innovative solutions. Ripple is solving the trillion-dollar challenges of this industry using its ODL services.

Besides, Ripple notes that the Middle East caters to two of the world’s three largest remittance corridors with Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Last year in 2020, the Middle East handled combined payments worth $78 billion. Besides, the Middle East has made a rapid transition to digital in the last year as it prepares for the upcoming FinTech revolution. Brooks Entwistle, Managing Director of RippleNet in APAC and MENA said:

MENA continues to be a critical region for Ripple thanks to our outstanding roster of customers, a welcoming regulatory environment and a regional focus on the needed improvements in the current financial system. The establishment of yet another first-in-market ODL launch demonstrates the understanding that digital assets will play a central role in the future of global payments. We are delighted to partner with forward-thinking companies, like Pyypl, to ensure we can continue to break the status quo in the current global financial system to continue delivering the best experience for customers.

Before entering the MENA market, Pyypl has already started its ODL services in the Philippines. Pyypl holds the license from ADGM’s Financial Services Regulatory Authority.

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The announcement has not had a major impact but Ripple’s XRP continues to trade just above $1.10 after gaining around 2 percent in the last 24 hours.

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Macro Guru Raoul Pal Owns XRP, Says Crypto Asset Has Phenomenal Risk-Reward Despite Ripple Lawsuit

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Real Vision chief executive Raoul Pal is explaining why he is a holder of the XRP and how he sees the crypto asset’s risk/reward ratio.

The former Goldman Sachs executive says in a new interview with Thinking Crypto that he bought a position in XRP about a year ago, citing the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) lawsuit against the payments company Ripple as a primary factor.

“I bought it for the reason that A) It does have use cases and it is being used, and B) The court case is a phenomenal risk/reward.

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It got heavily discounted in the price, and then I looked at it and thought, ‘Well, what’s it going to do? Fall 100% from here to zero? But if it gets solved, it’s [up] 10x.’ And I’m like, ‘Well that’s a no-brainer.’ Why would you not take a 10-1 risk/reward that has a catalyst around it?”

The SEC filed charges against Ripple last December alleging that the San Francisco-based payments company sold XRP as an unregistered security during its launch. The regulator alleges that XRP remains a security to this day.

Pal says his XRP bet hinges entirely on the court case.

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“It’s all about this court case, right?

Because the price can’t go anywhere – it got delisted from everywhere. It can’t go anywhere until it’s resolved, because the richest, most powerful country on Earth is not allowed easily to invest in it.”

Ripple chief executive Brad Garlinghouse said last month that he was hopeful the legal battle would be resolved next year.

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XRP is trading at $0.814366 at time of writing and is down -0.86% in the past 24 hours.

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XRP constricts before breaking out to $1

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  • XRP price begins to move above the consolidation it has experienced post flash crash.
  • A key test of the $.90 value area would be the final hurdle before XRP hit $1.
  • Bullish entry setup is now present on XRP’s Point and Figure chart.

XRP price, like almost every other cryptocurrency, showed strong signs of recovery after the shock of this past Saturday’s flash crash wore off. The past three days of congestion after a strong rally from the lows may begin a new uptrend for XRP.

XRP price ready to test $0.90, $1.00 next

XRP price has held a strong level of support near the $0.83 value area every since Sunday. Concerns about further downside pressure remain, but the bullish behavior of XRP during the NY lunch hour showed evidence of some substantial buying volume.

There is a hypothetical long trade opportunity on the $0.05/3-box reversal Point and Figure XRP price chart. The entry is a buy stop at $1.05, a stop loss at $0.85 and profit target at $1.75. The entry is based on a Point and Figure pattern known as a Bearish Shakeout. This pattern is valid only when a trend reversal is anticipated and positioned to do so. A two-box trailing stop would help protect any implied profits.

XRP/USDT $0.05/3-box Reversal Point and Figure Chart

If the hypothetical long entry triggers, traders should expect some resistance at the $1.15 and $1.25 value areas before any substantial rise occurs. Additionally, a pullback to the entry zone after $1.50 is another likely scenario that traders should watch out for.

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However, bulls should be aware that downside risks remain for XRP. The biggest cloud hanging over XRP remains the unknowns with the ongoing SEC case, which will have ramifications market-wide.

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XRP Forecast and Analysis December 8, 2021

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XRP/USD are trading at 0.8206 and continue to move as part of the correction and the downward channel. The capitalization of the Ripple cryptocurrency at the time of the publication of the forecast is $39,508,554,960. Moving averages indicate a short-term bearish trend for Ripple. Prices went down from the area between the signal lines, which indicates pressure from the sellers of the asset and the potential continuation of the XRP rate decline in the market already from the current levels. At the moment, we should expect an attempt to develop asset growth and test the resistance level near the 0.8565 area. Further, a rebound downward and the continuation of the fall of the cryptocurrency to the area below the level of 0.4955.

XRP Forecast and Analysis December 8, 2021

In favor of falling XRP/USD quotes, a test of the resistance line on the relative strength index (RSI) will come out. The second signal in favor of a decline in asset quotes will be a rebound from the upper border of the descending channel. Cancellation of the option of falling cryptocurrency will be a strong rise and closing of quotations above the level of 1.1005. This will indicate a breakdown of the resistance area and continued growth of XRP/USD to the area above the level of 1.1565. Confirmation of the fall in the digital currency rate will be a breakdown of the support area and closing prices below 0.7245.

XRP Forecast and Analysis December 8, 2021

XRP Forecast and Analysis December 8, 2021 implies an attempt to test the resistance level near the 0.8565 area. Where can we expect the cryptocurrency to continue falling with a potential target at the level of 0.4955. An additional signal in favor of a decline in Ripple will be a test of the trend line on the relative strength index (RSI). Cancellation of the option of falling quotations will be a strong growth and a breakdown of the 1.1005 area. In this case, we should expect a continuation of the rise in the digital currency with a target above 1.1565.

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