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XRP surges almost 60% in 7 days as buying pressure mounts

XRP surges almost 60% in 7 days as buying pressure mounts

Despite the fact that the cryptocurrency market as a whole is suffering bearish pressure, the value of the XRP token has continued to rise over the course of the last week. 

In this line, XRP has gained almost 60% in the last week; the token has climbed from $0.32 to trade at $0.5052 at the time of publication. At one point, XRP was trading as high as $0.54 on September 23 and is now up 18.85% in the last 24 hours, according to CoinMarketCap data.

XRP 7-day price chart. Source: CoinMarketCap

Indeed, with the climb of 57.9% in the last seven days, XRP has added almost $9 billion to its market cap going from $16.14 billion to $25 billion and briefly as high as $27 billion at one point on September 23.

It’s worth mentioning that Finbold highlighted in its report on September 21 that the bullish bias might see XRP break resistance at $0.4215 in its technical analysis

“The token’s price has rebounded from the last drop and is currently trading with a bullish bias. The bulls are seeking to break through the resistance around $0.4215, and if they are successful, XRP may potentially aim for highs of $0.48 in the near future.”

Ripple case anticipated to finish in mid-December

According to the defense attorney James K. Filan, Ripple Labs submitted a request for summary judgment on September 18. Summary judgment is a procedure in the law in which the court makes a final decision based on the supplied facts rather than ordering a trial. A decision about whether or not XRP is a security is anticipated to be made by the middle of December.

Investor opinion toward the longer-term possibilities for XRP may be strengthening due to the excitement around the development. 

Crypto trading expert Michaël van de Poppe noted that another big breakout could be in the cards for altcoins such as XRP; he said:

“XRP has been breaking out heavily. The thing is, if Bitcoin consolidates and goes back to $20k+, it’s probably time for more of those altcoins to have big breakouts. Position yourself well and don’t count fully on the $12-14K thesis.”

In the most recent report, Ripple’s general counsel, Stuart Alderoty, has indicated that they are “confident” and that this lawsuit, which has been going on since December 2020, maybe getting close to being resolved.

Alderoty has been vociferous about the case on Twitter. He said that the SEC has failed to satisfy a single prong of the Supreme Court’s Howey test.” The Howey Test is how regulators determine whether or not an asset is a security. 

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