Ripple (XRP) has been faring quite well in the market lately and has been continuously trending due to its partnerships and notable strides. Recently, the company released its Q3 report and so far; it has sold $163 million worth of XRP programmatically, even though there has been a decline in the total market capitalization of digital assets by 12%.
Now, as November is here, many experts say that bullish momentum is upcoming for XRP. But you never know how deep is the sea unless you dive into it, right? Let’s take a look at some technical and non-technical reasons why they believe so.
XRP’s Market Activity
It is important to know that XRP’s chart so far showed a slight dip on it’s from $0.24 to $0.79 in August. Although at the moment, it hasn’t gone beyond the $0.50 mark. XRP is standing at $0.45 at the time of writing with a market cap of $18.2 million.
Ripple, the blockchain firm behind XRP who happens to be its native token, has been in the news as a result of its quest to boost cross-border payments around the world today. One of the exciting Ripple news from the recent time is, RippleLabs have hired Amir Sargangi, the CEO of Jibe Mobile, who was also the Google employee (worked as the leader of the messaging tech for the search engine giant).
Sargangi was also involved in the creation of Rich Communication Services (RCS), as an improved messaging standard that would change the mobile messaging. It is excellent news for the company that Sargangi will now work with Ripple as the VP of products of RippleNet.
However, with Sargangi being hired to be an executive with Ripple, it’s not yet sure if RCS’ technology will be added to RippleNet. Although, other rivals to Ripple have made use of RCS’ technology to send money from one place to another. Nevertheless, Ripple states that the experience of Sargangi will be very vital.
Subsequently, it appears that Ripple is still in the process of mass acquisition and we might see a lot of this in November. Even if there will be lots of acquisitions in November, they are still some certainties that a bearish trend might occur due to the activities of Bitcoin and Ethereum.
Technically speaking, the 1-Day chart of XRP may perform better at the mid of November, despite the bearish momentum occurring in the crypto-market lately. The RSI Stochastic still points bearish and there are certain probabilities that the 0.236 Fibonacci may come up again, thus, testing $0.38 again before moving up.
Another certainty is that a bullish occurrence may spin XRP to increase, making its SMAs test $0.78.
Research by Nouvive (the platform that boasts to be the home for crypto traders and investors) shows that XRP is bullish on a short-term and long-term in November. The research also realizes that XRP might turn ultra-bullish as a result of more positive news around it (if any hits the market).
All in all, due to the market trends so far concerning XRP, there is a high chance of XRP staying bullish this month.
Ripple, on the other hand, took part in the Money 20/20 conference in the mid of last month, and the firm has stated through its CTO, David Schwartz, that blockchain is the solution to revolutionize cross-border payments. Many FinTech companies are beginning to embrace blockchain technology with Ripple being forefront.
Consequently, as things stand, Ripple (XRP) is expected to be on a steady growth line this month (given that all goes well). But, we should never fall for the hype. The cryptocurrency won’t explode or go to the moon this month. The XRP value will increase over time as the adoption keeps improving, and that happens to be slow, literally always.
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