Search ForexCrunch

XRP/USD  continue  the retreat from recent highs.

Castella from  Elvis Investment is sceptical about XRP’s future.

XRP/USD is trading at $0.4686 to press time, down 1.7% on a daily basis and 1.5% since the beginning of Friday.  Ripple is under selling pressure as the upside momentum faded away and no new supportive news came in to support the rally. XRP’s market value is registered at $18.4 with the average daily trading volume $293M.  

Ripple’s coin known as XRP is often criticised for being too centralized.  Elvis Investment CEO, Anatoly Castella believes that the  centralized protocol to the protocol can affect the token’s performance both now and in the long run. Speaking to, he explained that Ripple can miss out big changes on the cryptocurrency market, triggered by the increased inflow if institutional money to the industry.

“Ripple resembles a fintech platform combining the best elements of fiat money and blockchain cryptocurrency,” he said.  “It should be considered ‘Digital Fiat’, not a cryptocurrency.”

Castella outlined the fundamental differences between XRP and other coins, citing the way the coin was created as the biggest concern.

“Ripple cannot be compared to BTC or ETH. When bitcoin was originally created, it was designed to be a store of value. When you created a transaction, you were sending a store of value to another account – for payment for goods and services.

Ripple’s technical picture

From the technical point of view, XRP/USD broke below 100-SMA (1-hour chart) and proceeded to $0.4640, where some fresh buying interest appeared. If it is cleared, the downside momentum will gain pace and push XRP towards $0,4600, which is 200-SMA (1-hour chart). On the upside, the coin needs to climb above $0.4960 to proceed to critical $0.5000.

XRP/USD, 1-hour chart