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XRP worth $90 million transferred between two unknown wallets; community abuzz

Akash Anand

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XRP worth $90 million transferred between two unknown wallets; community abuzz
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The cryptocurrency market has undergone rapid shifts in the price sentiments with several coins witnessing their value drop after a week. Although holders and investors are bracing for 2019, certain events in the crypto sphere have generated some buzz within the XRP community.

On December 27, the XRP community received news that almost 90 million XRP tokens were moved from one unknown wallet to another wallet whose destination still remains unknown. The movement was brought to notice by Whale Alert, a Twitter handle which stated:

“90,000,000 #XRP (33,493,911 USD) transferred from Unknown wallet to Unknown wallet
Tx: https://bithomp.com/explorer/432596B0BBA3ED425BC039EACF4ACF8F472A7CA066DE0BBD7365742746BBDABE

Post the announcement, John, another Twitter user stated:

“Someone bought an island with $xrp lol”

This is not the first time that massive amounts of XRP have been transferred, recent reports stating that $11 million worth of XRP was also transferred in a shady ordeal. These two cryptocurrency movements were important because of the lack of clarity on the sender address and the receiver address. December also saw multiple other transfers in the crypto space, which was evidenced by 51 million XRP being transferred to a Bitstamp address.



Coinbase, the largest cryptocurrency exchange on the planet in terms of users, was also in the news recently when the Brian Armstrong led company moved about $5 billion worth of cryptocurrencies on the platform. Coinbase had said:

“Last week we successfully completed an on-blockchain migration of approximately $5 Billion (as valued the week ending Dec. 7, 2018) of cryptocurrency from Generation Three to Generation Four of our cold storage infrastructure. To our knowledge, this is the largest movement of cryptocurrency (certainly in USD terms, potentially in absolute terms) ever undertaken.”

The company had said that the main focus was on cold storage or storing assets offline. In their words:

“Last week we successfully completed an on-blockchain migration of approximately $5 Billion (as valued the week ending Dec. 7, 2018) of cryptocurrency from Generation Three to Generation Four of our cold storage infrastructure. To our knowledge, this is the largest movement of cryptocurrency (certainly in USD terms, potentially in absolute terms) ever undertaken.”



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Analysis

76205|XRP/USD Price Analysis: Coin stagnates even after massive adoption news

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The third largest cryptocurrency, XRP, was moving sideways for almost two months, without any price surge or drop. The price was stuck between a support and a resistance, and it didn’t look like it will break out any time soon.

The price of XRP at press time was $0.3217, while the market cap was at $13 billion. The 24-hour trading volume was $801 million. A huge chunk of the trading volume for XRP was coming from ZBG exchange. It contributed a total of $92 million in trading volume, via the XRP/USDT trade pair.

1-hour

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The hourly chart for XRP showed an uptrend that extended from $0.3072 to $0.3187, while the downtrend extended from $0.3445 to $0.3257. The immediate support was at $0.31608, while the subsequent supports were at $0.3038 and $0.2928. The immediate resistance was at $0.3260.

The Bollinger Bands were undergoing a squeeze and indicated a reduction in the volatility of XRP. The price was dipping into the simple moving average, and indicated that the market was bearish.

The Stochastic RSI indicator showed a bearish scenario as well, but a stronger one when compared to the Bollinger Bands.

1-day

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The one-day chart of XRP showed a downtrend that extended from $0.9027 to $0.3220. The price of XRP in the longer time frame showed the support at $0.2587. The resistance points for XRP were at $0.5836, $0.6880, and $0.9027.

The MACD indicator showed a declining uptrend i..e, the green Aroon line. The Aroon downtrend line was also reducing.

The Chaikin Money Flow indicator showed a subzero CMF line, which signified that money was flowing out of the XRP market.

The Relative Strength Index showed a stagnant RSI line at the 50-line, where the momentum of sellers and buyers were equal.



Conclusion

The one-hour chart showed bearish pressure for XRP incoming, as indicated by the Bollinger Bands and Stochastic RSI indicators. The CMF, Aroon and the Relative Strength indicator showed a bearish trend for XRP as well.

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76171|xRapid will not ‘flip the switch’ on XRP price, say prominent XRP community enthusiasts

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xRapid will not 'flip the switch' on the price of XRP say prominent XRP community enthusiasts
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XRP, the cryptocurrency closely related with the company Ripple, has been at the center of speculation and arguments, with respect to xRapid and XRP’s price.

There have been a lot of accounts on Twitter promoting the fact that the price of XRP will rise and shoot to the moon, after banks and financial institutions start using xRapid for cross-border payments.

The most famous theory put out by people was the price of XRP hitting $589 by the end of 2018, which didn’t happen.

However, a recent conversation started by prominent XRP enthusiasts, has suggested that xRapid would not massively affect the price of XRP.

Nayer Malik [@sinjunsmyth], a Twitter user, stated,

“@galgitron @Hodor @jungleincxrp @C3_Nik …Guys what r ur thoughts on Bob Way’s view regarding X-Rapid usage not increasing the price in and of itself?”

In response, Galgitron [@galgitron], a prominent XRP enthusiast and a contributor to the XRP community, added that he had “been saying that all along.” In one of his blogs Galgitron stated,

“Sure, there may be some massive FOMO buy-in once banks announce they are starting to use xRapid, and that will send the monkey [price action] hundreds of feet into the air, but, only speculation creates parabolics..”

C3|Nik [@C3_Nik] acknowledged the above and replied,



“It was seen like blasphemy to say that xRapid would not move prices that much by itself (e.g. “not the flip-the-switch kind of event”). It is interesting that the people who spread that narrative and misled others still have so many followers. Selling dreams.”

A Twitter user, @Crypt_Megalodon, voiced his opinion, which was different from the others. He tweeted,

“Well when you consider the US money supply being 15 trillion alone, the XRP cap doesn’t worry me. If/when XRP becomes the standard world wide, inflation will be rapid with mass adoption. I agree, with years, but, the value can be prodigious! The cryptoloution has already started.”

Considering the price of XRP at press time was only $0.31, and that there were more than a couple of Ripple customers that had already started using xRapid for cross-border transactions, the increase in the price of XRP due to xRapid seemed highly unlikely.

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