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Ripple (XRP) Medium-Term Trend Is Set, 80 Cents Likely

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Ripple prices solid above 34 centsWill banks shift to xRapid because of the solution’s benefits?Several analyses show that xRapid is cheap and fast. As such, it is likely that once there is regulatory certainty around XRP, more banks will shift towards xRapid supporting Ripple (XRP) prices.Ripple Price AnalysisFundamentalsMany proposals will see banker’s profit slashed. One of them is the proposal to shift away from the high-latency messaging network in SWIFT towards a time-saving, cost-saving and the transparent system powered by RippleNet. With xRapid–and through economies of scale, adopting firms can save up to 70 percent should they incorporate the solution.In a report, Ripple Inc concludes saying:“Respondent banks that use Ripple with XRP as a bridge currency can save up to 42 percent on costs today, and up to 60 percent as XRP gains usage and volatility decreases. To accelerate market thickness and reduce volatility for XRP, Ripple will soon introduce an XRP incentive program to rebate market makers who provide liquidity through XRP algorithmically.”This observation sync well with similar analysis that prove that xRapid, a solution that leverage XRP as a medium of exchange and xCurrent rails for functionality is super-fast benefiting the end user. Yesterday, Mercury FX, a payment processing firm that makes use of xRapid, said a customer saved $30k using their rails.“We just saved a client 30k on moving the cash from selling his house in Australia to the UK. That’s a huge saving compared to what he’d get from the banks – and goes a long way toward paying Stamp Duty on the house here! #yourewelcome”The processor’s comment re-affirms similar findings by several observers:Actually, the cost savings breakdown is much higher:1) ILP alone 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐭 XRP: 33%
2) xRapid 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝘩𝘪𝘨𝘩-𝘷𝘰𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘺 XRP: 42%
3) xRapid 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝘭𝘰𝘸-𝘷𝘰𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘺 XRP: 60%
Source: https://t.co/v5tQ8s4JAt pic.twitter.com/fYAxfyE6Uy— Hodor (@Hodor) May 18, 2018
And,Focus Point here: @sendfriendinc @DavidLighton & team are solving to reduce cross border remittance costs for ppl sending money to #Phillippines (USD / PHP movement is 4th largest FX corridor), from 8-10% to 2.5% or less. this is a v hard problem (disclosure: am a board director) https://t.co/eTopi5Czps— Sandra Ro (@srolondon) February 19, 2019
Candlestick ArrangementRippleAfter three or even four months of accumulation, Ripple (XRP)–like most assets, is up reversing last year’s losses as the market thaws. However, a key observation in this resurgence is the strength of bulls and the confirmation of week ending Dec 23 gains now that we have a three-bar bull reversal pattern with a long trough.Although volumes are on the rise, we shall only confirm bulls if this week’s bar is wide-ranging with high volumes above 390 million–of the conspicuous bull candlestick of late Dec 2018. If that is the case, then we shall have a classic bull breakout realigning with the trend-setting bull bar of the week ending Sep 23. In that case, it is likely that Ripple (XRP) could retest 80 cents.Technical IndicatorsRelative to last week, XRP transactional volumes are high and what we have instead is a double bar bull reversal pattern. Anchored by above average volumes, buyers are in control.  Therefore, every low is technically a buying opportunity.Chart courtesy of Trading View  

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