XRP is grappling with bearish sentiments as the cryptocurrency struggles to sustain a potential upswing towards the $1 mark. This correction has occurred even as Ripple secured multiple victories in its legal battles with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Despite prevailing market conditions, some analysts assert that XRP is poised for a rebound, aiming to reach the $1 mark. Notably, in a post dated November 17 on X (formerly Twitter), crypto analyst Cryptoinsightuk highlighted XRP’s potential for an aggressive price trajectory, citing chart movements and setting the next target between $0.89 and $1.35.
The analysis highlighted a noteworthy development in the XRP market, with more than $100 million in open interest (OI) added during a marked spike. Notably, the surge in open interest coincided with reports surrounding a fake BlackRock (NYSE: BLK) XRP Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF) filing, sparking a swift price spike that corrected later.
Cryptoinsightuk emphasized the importance of breaking above the descending trendline, indicating that such a move could trigger an aggressive upward momentum for XRP. According to the analyst, this would prompt those with short positions to cover or close them, forcing them to buy XRP and potentially triggering a cascade of stop-loss orders, further propelling the digital asset’s value.
“A break above the descending trendline could be the start of an aggressive move for $XRP as people try to cover or close shorts (basically meaning they have to buy). This could cascade stop losses to the upside and push $XRP on a fast move,” he said.
Increasing XRP whale activity
As reported by Finbold, despite the drop in XRP valuation, the token has recorded a surge in whale transactions. This movement is viewed as a catalyst for a potential price rebound. Indeed, XRP slightly surged following fake news around BlackRock filing for an XRP ETF.
The current XRP price movement comes when Ripple has also strayed from the routine of selling unlocked XRPs in weekly installments, a pattern that had been consistently observed since August. This deviation marks the first instance of such a change in approach.
XRP price analysis
By press time, XRP was trading at $0.61, representing daily losses of about 1%. On the weekly chart, XRP is down almost 10%.
It is worth noting that the general crypto market has been in a frenzy regarding the possible approval of spot Bitcoin ETF. Indeed, if the approval occurs, it will likely positively impact assets such as XRP. However, the approval does not guarantee a bull run for the crypto market.
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