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XRP’s Surprising Slow Growth After Favorable Pro-Ripple Decision Raises Concerns, Says U.Today

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XRP’s Surprising Slow Growth After Favorable Pro-Ripple Decision Raises Concerns, Says U.Today

XRP’s Growth Pace Falls Short of Expectations Following Pro-Ripple Decision

The recent legal case involving top executives of Ripple, the company behind XRP, was expected to bring about a significant increase in the cryptocurrency’s price. However, the crypto market once again proved its ability to defy expectations. Despite a favorable verdict for Brad Garlinghouse and Chris Larsen against the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), XRP’s anticipated bullish run turned out to be underwhelming.

The daily chart of XRP reflects a lackluster performance in terms of price. Prior to the decision, there was speculation that a positive outcome would be the catalyst for XRP to regain its previous highs or even surpass them. Investors and traders prepared for a potential rally that, unfortunately, never materialized. The price remained stagnant, hovering around its current support levels without any significant upward movement.

Ripple’s CEO, Brad Garlinghouse, responded passionately to the court’s decision, celebrating Ripple’s win against the SEC. He acknowledged the challenges they faced during the case and expressed his sentiment that Ripple had been unjustly targeted. Garlinghouse accused the SEC of neglecting its duty to protect consumers and businesses while pursuing an aggressive, personal vendetta against him and Larsen.

Solana’s Recent Breakout Indicates Dominance

A recent chart analysis of Solana (SOL) reveals a significant breakthrough above a crucial resistance level. This type of price movement is often interpreted as a bullish signal, suggesting further upside potential.

The daily chart depicts a pattern in which SOL encountered multiple instances of resistance, hindering the cryptocurrency’s ability to sustain upward momentum. However, the recent breakout signifies a shift in market sentiment. Several key observations can be made:

  • Explosive growth: Over the past few weeks, Solana has exhibited a robust upward trend. The recent breakout followed a consolidation phase, which often precedes significant price movements. The sudden surge can be attributed to increasing investor interest and anticipation of positive developments within the Solana ecosystem.
  • Moving averages interplay: The interaction between short-term and long-term moving averages suggests a potential golden cross scenario, typically viewed as a bullish sign. The short-term moving average is set to cross above the long-term average, attracting more buyers to the market.
  • Volume analysis: The breakout was accompanied by a notable increase in trading volume, highlighting the strength behind the move. High volumes during crucial breakouts indicate a broader market consensus and reduce the chances of false breakouts.

Drawing a parallel to the cryptocurrency giants, Ethereum’s transition from a non-consensus to a consensus asset established its dominance in the crypto landscape. SOL seems to be on a similar trajectory. As the saying goes, “ETH was non-consensus in 18/19, but is now consensus, and anyone worth their salt as a crypto investor is there — quality asset.”

Ethereum’s Performance Falls Behind Bitcoin

The ongoing battle between cryptocurrency giants, Ethereum and Bitcoin, has garnered significant attention and debate. The price chart of the ETH/BTC ratio serves as a testament to this competition. Recently, Ethereum’s price performance has been overshadowed by Bitcoin’s dominant market stride.

A quick glance at the ETH/BTC chart reveals a consistent downtrend, indicating Ethereum’s declining value compared to Bitcoin’s strength. This trend not only reflects the price dynamics of the two cryptocurrencies but also provides insights into the altcoin market’s volatility and liquidity.

Traditionally, the ETH/BTC ratio acts as a reliable metric for measuring volatility and liquidity in the altcoin sector. A rising ratio typically signals an altcoin season, with Ethereum leading the charge and outperforming Bitcoin. Conversely, a declining ratio suggests Bitcoin’s supremacy, sidelining altcoins like Ethereum.

Bitcoin’s qualities as a store of value, increasing institutional adoption, and limited supply may be driving its superior performance. On the other hand, Ethereum, while being a robust platform for decentralized applications and smart contracts, still faces scalability issues and an ongoing transition to Ethereum 2.0.

This article was originally published on U.Today