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XRP prices suppressed due to SEC lawsuit, strong fundamentals driving interest

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Its been a hard year for Ripple, with the cryptocurrency and blockchain company facing legal action from the United States Securities and Exchange Commission along leading to many users and crypto companies in the country breaking their ties with the company. Despite these setbacks, Ripple seems to be more popular than ever, with its daily active addresses recently touching an all-time high.

The ledger has increased the volume of its daily active addresses from about 11.3 thousand daily to the recent peak high at 142.7 thousand, an over 11x increase in activity during this time.

Source: Santiment

Ripple’s active addresses reaching “skyrocket territory” is caused by the “new development being fostered and nurtured by the RippleX portion of the Ripple team”, according to popular analyst ‘Crypto Eri’ who was speaking to Santiment analysts in a recent podcast.

She cited the recently announced $250 million ‘Creator Fund’ that has been launched to rope in NFT creators to XRP Ledger as being on the activity boosters. Additionally, she said the newly released Songbird protocol on Ripple’s ledger has been another contributing factor, explaining,

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“The reason that activity would correlate is because that particular unique blockchain uses the XRP ledger… There have been some really successful projects that are on the Songbird protocol.”

Eri also made a special mention to Ripple’s on-demand liquidity (ODL) solutions that the company has been using to venture into global markets such as the Middle East. In its Q3 report, Ripple noted  “significant growth and traction of ODL”, with ODL transactions going up by 130% per quarter. The analyst highlighted the same in the podcast, noting,

“There is a lot of growth with the use of the asset as a bridge asset when it moves from fiat to fiat in moving money across the globe. So I think this is also for sure this is a sign of the on-demand liquidity growth too.”

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Santiment analyst Brian noted that Ripple’s growth in activity has been significantly higher as compared to other “top cap” digital assets, even while its token XRP was not immune to the market volatility dragging prices down. He said,

“This would point to a potential sort of bullish divergence right when a coin’s price action starts to decline however the amount of network-level activity and daily interaction with the blockchain seems to maintain upward momentum. This might be a positive sign.”

Social sentiment for XRP has also remained positive, according to the analysts, with huge bursts of social activity noted periodically. Rather than price action, this interest is driven by Ripple’s intrinsic value and use cases, according to Eric, who suggested,

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“I think that the XRP holder, in general, understands that the price has been suppressed because of the SEC lawsuit so maybe there is a lot more patience than normal right. I think the fundamentals are still very much driving a lot of the interest.”

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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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