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Analysts Eye XRP Price Boom as Ripple Sees Positive News Cycle

XRP to Outperform Bitcoin?

Over the past few weeks, altcoins have finally started to show some strength; Bitcoin dominance, according to CoinMarketCap, is now at 67% from the 72% peak seen earlier this year.

While the momentum for altcoins is currently paused, analysts are expecting for this strength to continue, at least for XRP, the third-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization anyway.

In a recent tweet, a full-time trader at the Amsterdam Stock Exchange, Crypto Michael, said that since XRP/BTC broke out a falling wedge structure, the chart for the cryptocurrency has been bullish. He argued that if the 0.00003550 (3550 satoshi) range holds, the pair could see upwards of 30% upside in the coming weeks and months.

Popular trader Galaxy echoed this excitement, issuing the tweet below to seemingly spark some hype about the cryptocurrency. He wrote that prior to the 2017 and 2018 iterations of Swell, the industry conference focused on developments in the cryptocurrency’s ecosystem, XRP rallied by 115% and 220% (against the U.S. dollar), respectively. If history is of any indication, the asset will continue to gain traction both against the dollar and against BTC in the weeks to come.

These expectations that XRP will begin to outperform Bitcoin and its ilk come as Ripple Labs, the company that is responsible for pushing the adoption of the token and maintaining the cryptocurrency’s ledger has seen a positive news cycle.

  • Xpring Invests in BRD To Spread XRP Adoption: Recently, Xpring, “an open platform for money that makes it easy for developers of any kind to integrate money into their business,” invested in BRD (Bread Wallet). The wallet startup will now be building on the Xpring platform “to support and integrate XRP into the BRD wallet, which will enable their customers to hold, buy/sell, spend, and send it to anyone in the world.” Ripple hopes that this will lead to the creation and subsequent adoption of DeFi applications.
  • Ripple Funds BitSo:  Ripple has just revealed that it recently led an investment round in BitSo, “the leading exchange in Latin America.”
  • And much more…
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