XRP Bulls vs Bears Clash Heats Up Amidst Volatility
- XRP is down 27% in the past month.
- Transfer of $15M worth XRP spark supply concerns of potential selling.
In the current landscape, top cryptocurrencies , Bitcoin and Ethereum find themselves entrenched in a challenging period marked by a prevailing bearish trend. This trend has also cast a shadow over XRP, a prominent altcoin, as it contends with its own bout of bearish pressure. Despite clinching a legal victory against the SEC and witnessing a price surge to $0.8875—a peak not reached in over a year—the aftermath has been tumultuous, characterized by sharp bouts of volatility.
Over the past month, XRP bears have maintained a position of influence. Adding to it, an unexpected move by a significant XRP investor has sent shockwaves through the community. This investor’s decision to transfer a substantial amount of 29.3 million XRP, valued at $15.13 million to Bitstamp, a cryptocurrency exchange has raised concerns about potential supply increase and resulting in selling pressure.
In the current scenario, XRP is striving to bounce back from its support level at $0.5. Nonetheless, the specter of a significant downturn looms large if traders and prominent holders opt to liquidate their holdings.
Meanwhile, the next trial between Ripple and the SEC is on the horizon which is expected to unfold around the conclusion of the previous verdict). This timeline aligns with notifications from both the SEC and Ripple Labs, including statements from CEO Brad Garlinghouse and executive chairman Chris Larsen, who have cited their unavailability during the second quarter of 2024. While this news triggered a slight rebound for XRP, the subsequent bullish momentum proved challenging to sustain.
Will The Bulls Take Over?
At present, XRP is valued at $0.5209, reflecting a modest uptick of 1.12% in the last 24 hours. This represents a significant 86.42% decrease from its all-time high set six years ago. A closer examination of the daily chart reveals a phase of consolidation, with bears seemingly exerting greater influence. The daily Relative Strength Index (RSI) teeters on the edge of oversold territory. It registers 34 and the trading volume is up 9.99% in the past 24h.
XRP Price Chart, Source: TradingView
In the near term, the 9-day exponential moving average (EMA) is positioned at $0.5336.
The bears might try to push the price below $0.50. If they manage to do that, the price of XRP could head down even further to a bigger support level at $0.41. But many expect that people will want to buy XRP at that level, which might stop the price from falling too much.
On a more positive note, if the bulls manage to raise the price above the 20-day EMA, which is at $0.56, it could show that the bears are losing their control. This might lead to a short-term price increase, potentially up to the 50-day SMA, which is at $0.63.