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XRP Price Prediction as $1 Billion Floods In – Are Whales Accumulating?

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XRP posted a meaty $1.3 billion in overnight trading volume as it trades at $0.5692 by 09.30 AM UTC. The native coin for Ripple’s blockchain has spent most of the year posting intraday trading volumes of under $1 billion.

With a market capitalization of almost $31 billion, the sixth largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization still needs to attract $17 billion in inflows to flip its nearest rival, Solana (SOL).

With a 7-day price appreciation of 7.1%, XRP is currently riding a broader market rally that has also added 3.5% to the price of Bitcoin, 8.8% to Ethereum and 12% to Cardano.

However, several leading projects are posting dips over the last week including Solana (SOL), down $4.5% and Avalanche, which fell 6.7%.

Over the last three months, XRP has broadly been in decline, according to CoinGecko data, dropping as low as $0.50 in early February. Today’s rally is part of a broader recovery, but XRP has its work cut out for it if it wants to reclaim its three-month high of $0.67 posted in mid-early December.

A quick glance at the trading chart shows the uncertainty of XRP’s position. Its support level appears to be increasing since the month began, indicated by higher bottoms. A Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 58 also indicates healthy valuation and market activity.

Source: TradingView

However, recent tweets by whale tracker Whale Alert indicate that Ripple and another whale-sized holder may be getting ready to sell tens of millions of XRP, so short-term price prospects remain unclear.

🚨 🚨 60,000,000 #XRP (34,088,291 USD) transferred from #Ripple to unknown wallethttps://t.co/zfHG8o0Bbo

— Whale Alert (@whale_alert) February 20, 2024

🚨 25,900,000 #XRP (14,561,816 USD) transferred from unknown wallet to #Bitstamphttps://t.co/Kg1qFFAegx

— Whale Alert (@whale_alert) February 19, 2024

XRP In The News

There are a couple of factors potentially driving XRP’s price, including anticipation surrounding the lawsuit it’s defending against by the SEC.

The SEC accused Ripple of selling XRP as an unregistered security. In July last year, Ripple scored a decisive victory when Judge Analisa Torres ruled that XRP “is not necessarily a security on its face” and programmatic sales of XRP to the public were not securities sales.

She did, however, state that approximately $728 million of institutional sales of XRP did qualify as securities offerings because those buyers were expecting to profit in a common enterprise.

The company has a deadline to meet today to provide the court with financial statements and “post-complaint contracts governing ‘institutional sales.’”

Last week, the company announced a deal to acquire the New York-based crypto platform Standard Custody and Trust Company, pending regulatory approval. This was a tactical move on the part of Ripple, which hopes to leverage the company’s limited-purpose trust charter and money transmitter licenses to enhance its regulatory compliance.

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