The cryptocurrency markets continue to record dismal performances, with the market recording losses of over $8.5 billion US dollars over the last couple of days. Currently, the total virtual currency market cap stands at about $220 billion, a lousy figure compared to the roughly $231 billion US dollars verified a couple of days ago.
The crypto market also lost over $1 billion worth of trading volumes within last two days. Just a couple of days ago, the trading volume was $15.5 billion, but the crypto community is ending today’s trade volumes at $12 billion. There is a correlation between the markets trade volume downward movement with Bitcoin’s price drop. Even after a slight recovery yesterday, Bitcoin is currently trading at $6,461 US dollars.
Ripple (XRP) Price Analysis
For some time now, the prices of Ripple’s XRP have been fetching below one dollar (in fact, the coin is below 50 cents for quite some time now), a price that is far much lower than the digital coin’s all-time high price of $3 US dollars per token. As one of the top five virtual currencies as per market capitalization, Ripple (XRP) is still showing signs of resistance and progress even with the current market price dip.
Many companies and financial institutions are looking into partnering with the digital coin with some already closing exciting agreements. Such moves have managed to make Ripple become one of the top blockchain technologies in the market right now to be adopted and accepted enormously. For instance, Ripple’s xCurrent technology has been incorporated by many financial institutions in their operations around the world.
Over the past 24-hours, Ripple (XRP) prices fell by almost 3 percent (again). At a time like now yesterday, XRP was exchanging at $0.32 after depreciating from its previous price value of $0.37.
Today, Ripple (XRP) has further dropped to $0.33. Alongside the drop in price value, the virtual currency has recorded a fall in trade volume over the past one day. The trading volume yesterday was $360 million but today’s trade volume stands at $325 million.
According to a press release by Rosen Law Firm, a reputable investor law firm, Ripple Labs and its default virtual currency, XRP is under investigation for unusual market behavior. Rosen Law Firm is looking into Ripple’s activities to see whether they violated any federal regulations in regards to the sale of XRP coins. Despite the warnings from Rosen Law Firm, Ripple Labs continues to fight the ongoing market slump by trying to stabilize and avoid any further price depreciation.
Reasons Behind Ripple’s Market Slump
There are no substantial reasons why Ripple is performing the way it is performing. Neutral observers say that it’s going down because of the lawsuits the company has been facing one after another and the fact that XRP is utilized only in one product of Ripple. That mean even if Ripple rises as a company, it will have little effect on XRP price unless the adoption of the Ripple product that uses XRP (xRapid) increases.
Some other crypto observers claim Ripple’s dismal performance, and that of the entire market is highly influenced by the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s move to postpone the decision-making process on whether to incorporate another application to develop a Bitcoin ETF or exchange-traded fund.
This explanation explains Bitcoin’s fall in price and as we all know by now when Bitcoin takes a hit most of the other cryptocurrencies usually tend to follow suit. Today’s correction was nasty, Ripple (XRP) and Ethereum suffered brutally with a majority of other digital tokens recording heavy losses.
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