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XRP social activity soars to 3-month high as daily price rises 13%

XRP social activity soars to 3-month high as daily price rises 13%

The cryptocurrency market seems to be gaining steam again, as most of its assets are back to trading in the green zone, including XRP, which has recorded gains in more than one area – social activity and price increase.

Specifically, XRP’s three-month social activity is on the rise, recording 1.95 billion social engagements from 9,424 social contributors as of September 29, 2022, according to the data and chart posted by crypto and stock market social intelligence platform LunarCrush.

XRP 3-month activity. Source: LunarCrush

As explained in the tweet, these figures represent an increase of 38% in social engagements and 8% in the number of social contributors over the period of three months. 

Major growth in three months and on the day

At the same time, the price of XRP has recorded significant increases as well, growing by nearly 59% over the three months leading up to September 30, according to data retrieved from CoinMarketCap

XRP 3-month price chart. Source: CoinMarketCap

As things stand, the price of XRP is currently $0.4926, which represents a 12.84% increase on the day, although still a decline of 7.9% across the previous week. Its market cap now amounts to $24.42 billion, making XRP the sixth-largest crypto by this indicator.

That said, the crypto community over at CoinMarketCap is bearish on the token’s near future, with votes estimating that the decentralized finance (DeFi) token would trade at $0.4166 by October 31, 2022, as Finbold reported.

XRP – a security or not?

Meanwhile, XRP is entangled in a widely publicized lawsuit that the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) launched against the token’s issuer, Ripple Labs, accusing it of illegally selling the crypto that the regulator considers a security.

Recently, Ripple’s defense team introduced an argument that the XRP tokens cannot be securities as there were no “investment contracts” involved in their issuance, which would give investors rights and force the issuer to act in their interest.

Court updates reflecting on the price

One of the reasons for the surge in the price of XRP could be the news of both sides requesting a summary judgment in the case, which would allow them to skip the trial phase and allow the judge to make a ruling.

Effect Ripple v. SEC legal updates on XRP price and volume. Source: Kaiko Research

Historically, the court updates on this case had a significant impact on the price of XRP, as well as its volume, according to the data shared with Finbold by the financial analytics platform Kaiko Research on September 29.

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