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XRP’s ‘gradual appreciation’ mystery: Ripple CTO sheds light on it

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Is XRP’s price under scrutiny? Insights from Ripple CTO and predictions for 2024 suggest otherwise.

XRP's 'gradual appreciation' mystery: Ripple CTO sheds light on what it means

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In the fast-paced world of cryptocurrency, where price volatility is the norm, Ripple [XRP] has often been a subject of scrutiny due to its perceived sluggish price performance compared to other digital assets. 

This sentiment recently came to the forefront when a curious XRP enthusiast questioned the concept of “gradual appreciation” in the context of XRP’s price behavior on X (formerly Twitter).

“Because XRP doesn’t look at all like something that gradually appreciates in price if you compare it to projects that are actually much more favored for speculation.” 

Contrasting views on investment strategies 

This query caught the attention of David Schwartz, Ripple’s Chief Technology Officer, and prompted him to offer insights and clarification on the matter.

Schwartz highlighted,

“Here is a chart of bitcoin over the past 12 years on a log scale. The long-term behavior is that of gradual appreciation.”

He further emphasized exploring alternative investment avenues like Automated Market Makers (AMMs) or staking for sustained growth.

Meanwhile, Bill Morgan, an XRP proponent, took a dig at those profiting from market volatility and referred to them as “moon boys”. 

Schwartz acknowledged diverse perspectives, and cautioned, 

“If you view cryptos like lottery tickets…you should just hold them and not look for ways to take on more risk.” 

What’s on the price front? 

This exchange underscored the contrasting views within the crypto sphere regarding investment strategies. However, Schwartz’s stance indirectly encouraged long-term holding for assets like XRP to yield returns.

Despite a slight drop in XRP’s price, which traded at $0.6231 at press time, optimism prevailed as pro-XRP lawyer Bill Morgan predicted a new all-time high in 2024. 

This aligned with the ongoing crypto market bull run, showcasing Ripple’s commitment to transparency and community engagement through David Schwartz’s proactive involvement. 


Ishika is a graduate of Political Science from the University of Delhi. From writing content as a hobby to now pursuing it as a professional career, she has been living and breathing content all her life. Her interests lie in making sure articles are very digestible to a common reader, despite all its technicalities and jargons.
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