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XRP races against the clock to beat its Q1 performance as…

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The last three months were full of back and forth for XRP. As the quarter nears its end, here are some eye-catching events to note.

XRP races against the clock to beat its Q1 performance as...

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  • Issued assets on the ledger improved, and XRP could be on track to beat its Q1 performance.
  • Traders opened more long positions and bulls might need to counteract emerging sell orders.

After an impressive first quarter (Q1), Ripple [XRP] might be on the verge of outclassing the records of the said period. However, this would depend on the project’s ability to sustain the momentum around a number of on-chain activities.

How much are 1,10,100 XRPs worth today?

For a start, XRP’s active addresses in Q1 mostly hovered around 600,000, and 750,000 in the first quarter. However, as the last month of Q1 approached its end, there was a massive spike in the metric.

More activity on the ledger

A surge in the metric means that a tremendous number of users were actively sending and receiving tokens using the network. 

So, this implied that both XRP and the Ripple blockchain became a center of attraction for many market participants. And at press time, the token maintained the hike at 1.34 million. But it would take a solid resolve to ensure that the metric trends higher for Q2 to eclipse the strides of Q1.

Like the active addresses, the total amount of assets issued on the XRP Ledger (XRPL) began rising towards the end of March and the beginning of April.  At press time, the number had gone as high as 2601.

XRP active addresses and XRPL issued assets

Source: Santiment

This data suggests that activity on the ledger had improved from transaction volume to wallet distribution and available liquidity. 

However, XRP’s price might be a hindrance to the overall outperformance as Q2 nears its end. Recall that XRP’s price ended Q1 on a high note, with its price above $0.5. 

Bulls and traders have roles to play

While Q2 brought glimmers of hope and several spikes, the 90-day performance remained at a 7.41% hike. But on the four-hour chart, the demand at $0.47 on 17 June has been neutralized by minute sell pressure initially created at $0.49. 

This has left XRP in consolidation over the last few days. If XRP was to end June better, then bulls might need to control the price around the same sell region.

Furthermore, the token might also need to clear out the negative momentum displayed by the Awesome Oscillator (AO). 

At press time, the AO was -0.0019. This negative value implies that the slow-moving average was greater than the fast-moving average. Hence, this puts bears in temporary control.

XRP price action

Source: TradingView

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Additionally, market participants might need to sustain the funding rate state. At the time of writing, the XRP’s funding rate was 0.01%. 

This suggests that long-positioned traders were dominant, and paying shorts to keep their positions. Also, continuous payment of funding fees to shorts might keep the XRP trajectory in the upward direction over time.

XRP funding rate and active addresses

Source: Santiment


Victor Olanrewaju is a full-time journalist at AMBCrypto. Settled in Lagos, his fascination with blockchain technology and the cryptocurrency market arose out of his love of freedom and everything free. As a Nigerian, Victor understands the impact unfounded financial restrictions have on a population. He sees Bitcoin and cryptos as a way to circumvent these obstacles, as a tool for value creation despite all the setbacks. A graduate in Physics, Victor previously worked as a Senior Marketer at Melange Technologies. Before that, he dealt with crypto-marketers on a regular basis in his capacity as Copywriter at Ventrix Media. At AMBCrypto, Victor’s focus is on assessing the real effectiveness of both on-chain and off-chain developments on a project and its community sentiment.
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