Ripple (XRP) Closes Last Hour Up $0.01; Moves Up For the 2nd Day In A Row, Makes Big Move Relative to Two Week Trend, But Still in a Downtrend Over Past 30 Days

The Hourly View for XRP

Last Updated January 8, 2021, 03:017 GMT

At the moment, Ripple’s price is up $0.01 (2.64%) from the hour prior. It’s been a feast for bears operating on an hourly timeframe, as Ripple has now gone down 4 of the past 5 hours. As for the trend on the hourly timeframe, we see the clearest trend on the 50 hour timeframe. The moving averages on the hourly timeframe suggest a bearishness in price, as the 20, 50, 100 and 200 are all in a bearish alignment — meaning the shorter duration moving averages are below the longer duration averages, implying a stable downward trend.

Ripple Daily Price Recap

Ripple came into today up 30.02% ($0.0748) from the open of yesterday, marking the 2nd day in a row an increase has occurred. As for how volume fared, yesterday’s volume was up 93.54% from the previous day (Wednesday), and up 273.94% from Thursday of the week before. Ripple outperformed all 7 assets in the Top Cryptos asset class since yesterday. Congrats to its holders! Below is a daily price chart of Ripple.

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Ripple Technical Analysis

Notably, Ripple crossed above its 20 and 200 day moving averages yesterday. Volatility for Ripple has been contracting over the past two weeks relative to volatility over the past month. Whether volatility reverts will be something to watch. The clearest trend exists on the 30 day timeframe, which shows price moving down over that time. For another vantage point, consider that Ripple’s price has gone down 18 of the previous 30 trading days.

Overheard on Twitter

Behold! Here are the top tweets related to Ripple:

  • From bgarlinghouse:

    Q: Did you pay exchanges to list XRP? When will it be relisted? XRP is one of the most liquid (top 3-5) digital assets globally, and 95% is traded outside the US. Ripple has no control over where XRP is listed, who owns it, etc. It’s open-source and decentralized. 3/10

  • From bgarlinghouse:

    Q: Why didn’t Ripple settle with the SEC? Can’t get into specifics, but know we tried – and will continue to try w/ the new administration – to resolve this in a way so the XRP community can continue innovating, consumers are protected and orderly markets are preserved. 2/10

  • From bgarlinghouse:

    Q: Did you pay customers to use XRP? We have provided some customers, especially first movers, w/ incentives to use ODL – this is building a payments network 101 (and totally lawful). Every payments network (PayPal, Visa, MC, etc) has or still uses incentives. 8/10

For a longer news piece related to XRP that’s been generating discussion, check out:

Uphold CEO: SEC’s Ripple lawsuit costing ‘completely innocent folks’ billions | Modern Consensus.

Aside from threatening Ripple—the SEC wants to claw back the entire $1.34 billion the company and its executives made selling XRP over the last seven years—the agency’s lawsuit has crushed many small investors who bought the fourth-largest cryptocurrency….If each XRP sale was a security sale they should have stopped them 7 years ago.” That is an argument that has been made by Ripple executives, and not just since the SEC lawsuit was filed….That doesn’t make any sense.” Schwartz repeated that point on the day the SEC filed its suit, tweeting: “The United States is one of the few countries where regulators will, after years of you operating in full light of day and frequently updating them on everything you’re doing, turn around and tell you that you should have known you were breaking decades old laws all along.” Or as Ripple General Counsel Stuart Alderoty put it in a Dec.