XRP to USD forecast: Can Ripple price finally reverse long-term downward trend?

XRP to USD forecast: Can Ripple price finally reverse long-term downward trend?

Ripple is one of the most talked about coin.

– What has been affecting the Ripple coin price recently?

The on-going, never ending and changing lawsuit is one of the key uncertainties. SEC has a different angled strategy against Ripple through Wahi complaint. This added insider trading allegations against 2 other Coinbase employees and putting 9 other cryptocurrencies as securities. If the SEC wins the case, this would set a precedent and would cause more problems for the crypto industry as a whole.

This outcome for Ripple might affect their On-Demand Liquidity (ODL) service. And if U.S. banks are not going with the ODL plans, this will then weaken Ripple’s CBDC setup and investors will not be very happy.

– Where could the token be headed in the future

According to CoinMarketCap price prediction function, 1222 users voted and predicted that the price of XRP will be around $0.4905 by 30 September 2022. This is a 47.86% increase in the current price. I must say that the supporters are still considerably bullish on the coin and hope they can get out of the lawsuit quickly.

I am more realistic at this point. I hope to see more signed partnerships that are actually useful, not for PR purposes and see more real implementations in a larger manner, not purely news on how they help streamline Japan-Thailand money transfers. I hope to see more details. I am sure the investors at large want to see more too.

 

XRP to USD forecast: Can Ripple price finally reverse long-term downward trend?

 

Ripple (XRP/USD) is among the top 10 largest cryptocurrencies by market capitalisation. Dubbed a “better alternative to bitcoin”, Ripple aims to futurise global payments.

However, in recent years the company has been caught in the midst of a US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing, with its native cryptocurrency, XRP, struggling to reach past highs…for over four years.

Down by 90.3 % since its 2018 all-time high of $3.3778, at the time of writing (5 September) the XRP to USD exchange rate stood at $0.3275. Can the token repeat the record levels, and what is the latest news on the SEC case?

What is XRP/USD and Ripple?

Ripple was created in 2011 by engineers David Schwartz, Jed McCaleb and Arthur Britto. They began developing the XRP Ledger (XRPL),  a decentralised, permissionless, open-source, public blockchain.

The Ripple platform is a payment settlement system and currency exchange network using XRP Ledger Consensus Protocol. The network prides itself in its transaction speed, which according to its website, can take between three and five seconds and has low transaction fees that are “typically” under $0.01.

Ripple’s distributed consensus mechanism uses designated servers called validators, who have to agree on the order and outcome of transactions on the platform to enable them. Transactions are made in XRP coins, the platform’s native cryptocurrency.

The token can be sent to other users directly without the need of a central intermediary. XRP coins are freely exchanged on the open market and used in the real world for enabling cross-border payments and microtransactions.

Upon the token’s launch, XRPL’s founders gifted 80 billion XRP to the company. Ripple has since put the majority in escrow. As of August 2022, 44bn tokens remain in escrow.

 

What is your sentiment on XRP/USD?

XRP/USD price analysis

Unlike many of its rival cryptocurrencies that gained popularity in late 2021, XRP achieved its first success in the early months of 2018 as it was teaming up with a number of legacy financial institutions, like American Express and Santander. The token spiked to the all-time high of $3.3778 in January 2018, yet the rally was short-lived as XRP fell below $1 in late February. XRP to USD chart, September 2013 – September 2022

After two years of fluctuating between $0.60 and $0.10, the XRP coin price rebounded to $1.8391 on 14 April 2021 amid wider cryptocurrency bull run.

Throughout the remainder of 2021, the XRP to USD chart suffered fluctuations, rising as high as $1.3894 at the start of September 2021 and dropping as low as $0.7993 by mid-December.

At the start of 2022, XRP was holding steady at $0.80. It dropped to $0.30 as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and surging inflation started to affect broader cryptocurrency sentiment. As of 5 September, the current exchange rate of XRP to USD stood at $0.3275.

 

SEC’s case against Ripple

In December 2020, Ripple found itself in the midst of a SEC filing, which accused the company’s top executives, co-founder Christian Larsen and CEO Bradley Garlinghouse, of misleading XRP investors by selling $1.3bn worth of coins without reporting to the commission. The SEC had also accused the executives of profiting from the trade by around $600m.

In March 2022, the court denied the SEC’s request to strike Ripple’s fair notice defence, which argued that contrary to the case, the company did not receive a fair warning that its sales of XRP coins could be in violation of security laws.

In July 2022, Ripple won a ruling that will allow the company to access emails from the SEC about a 2018 speech where a former official declared that Ethereum was not a security. The evidence could help Ripple in arguing that XRP cannot be labelled as such. The SEC, however, continued to battle this ruling and filed a brief arguing that the speech drafts “are not relevant to any claim or defense in this case”.

On 19 August, Ripple filed a motion to seal the identities of non-parties, some company employees and the personal financial information of employees. The SEC replied, clarifying that in doing so, it “does not concede that the above categories of information should properly be sealed for summary judgement briefing, and reserves its rights to oppose similar sealing requests for summary judgement.”

The judge granted the SEC’s request to file a 90-page long reply to its motion that seeks to exclude the testimony of Ripple Labs’ witnesses.

The outcome of the court proceedings could remain the key factor affecting the movements on the XRP chart. As of 5 September, analysts and investors await 9 September, when both parties are expected to seal any portion of the filings together with proposed redaction.

Responses to the motion must be submitted by 16 September. Motions for summary judgement are expected by 15 September,  and any opposition to that must be received by 18 October and answered by 15 November. The coming months will be of great importance for Ripple enthusiasts.

“The ongoing, never ending and changing lawsuit is one of the key uncertainties. SEC has a different angled strategy against Ripple through Wahi complaint. This added insider trading allegations against two other Coinbase employees and put nine other cryptocurrencies as securities,” said Anndy Lian, chief digital advisor of the Mongolian Productivity Organisation.
“If the SEC wins the case, this would set a precedent and would cause more problems for the crypto industry as a whole,” he told Capital.com.

On 21 July, the SEC filed a complaint against Ishan Wahi,  Coinbase’s manager in its assets and investing products division, and two other employees, accusing them of insider trading and securities fraud. In the filing, the commission noted that the nine coins Wahi and other defendants traded were “crypto asset securities”.

 

XRP to USD forecast for 2022 and beyond

Despite the latest downward price action, algorithm-based forecasting service Wallet Investor gave a bullish XRP to USD crypto exchange rate prediction as of 5 September. The site noted that XRP is “an outstanding long-term investment”, adding that it has a long-term earning potential amounting to 284.71%.

Based on its analysis of past price performance, Wallet Investor predicted that the token could trade at $0.517 in 2023 and reach $1.258 by 2027.

DigitalCoinPrice supported the positive XRP to USD future exchange rate forecast at the time of writing, expecting the token to grow to $0.48 by the end of 2022 and reach $1.50 by the end of 2025.

By the end of 2027, the site predicted that the exchange rate of XPR to USD could reach $1.63. The website’s long-term forecast for the token showed that the cryptocurrency could surge to $4.63 by 2030.

Mark Fidelman, founder of SmartBlocks, was bullish on XRP to USD exchange rate, yet noted that the outcome of the SEC case will play a crucial role in shaping Ripple’s future.

“If [Ripple wins] the lawsuit, it should be heading back up to over a buck by the end of year, maybe more…It’s more effective and more efficient than anything that the banks are doing, so it should scare the banks and should help crypto,” he told Capital.com.

Note that predictions about the future of XRP can be wrong. Forecasts and analyst expectations shouldn’t be used as a substitute for your own research. Always conduct your own due diligence looking at the latest news, price charts.  technical and fundamental analysis.

Remember that past performance does not guarantee future returns. And never trade money that you cannot afford to lose.

 

Source: https://capital.com/xrp-usd-forecast-dollar-ripple-price

Anndy Lian is an early blockchain adopter and experienced serial entrepreneur who is known for his work in the government sector. He is a best selling book author “Blockchain Revolution 2030”.

Currently, he is appointed as the Chief Digital Advisor at Mongolia Productivity Organization, championing national digitization. Prior to his current appointments, he was the Chairman of BigONE Exchange, a global top 30 ranked crypto spot exchange and was also the Advisory Board Member for Hyundai DAC, the blockchain arm of South Korea’s largest car manufacturer Hyundai Motor Group. Lian played a pivotal role as the Blockchain Advisor for Asian Productivity Organisation (APO), an intergovernmental organization committed to improving productivity in the Asia-Pacific region.

An avid supporter of incubating start-ups, Anndy has also been a private investor for the past eight years. With a growth investment mindset, Anndy strategically demonstrates this in the companies he chooses to be involved with. He believes that what he is doing through blockchain technology currently will revolutionise and redefine traditional businesses. He also believes that the blockchain industry has to be “redecentralised”.

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Jupiter price prediction: Coinbase listing gives JUP forecast a bump

Jupiter price prediction: Coinbase listing gives JUP forecast a bump

Layer 1 blockchain network Jupiter’s native token JUP, has outperformed most cryptocurrencies in 2022 by returning over 100% year-to-date as of 12 July. JUP’s listing on crypto exchange Coinbase (COIN) in June has helped the token gain exposure to return-seeking investors amid a crypto bear market.

However, historical data from CoinMarketCap showed that JUP has been through multiple phases of peaks and troughs. The token last hit an all-time high of $0.9044 in September 2017. It lost 99.9% of its value between January 2018 and December 2020.

After more than doubling in value since the start of 2022, JUP still remains about 98% below its record levels at current prices of near $0.015. Here we take a look at what’s next for the token and what factors could shape Jupiter price prediction.

What is Jupiter?

Jupiter is a layer 1 blockchain that allows developers to build applications on top of its network. The project was developed by Missouri-based Sigwo Technologies co-founded by Steve Grove and David May.

According to the company’s website, Grove is an IT professional with over 20 years of experience and has worked in the blockchain technology sector for five years. May had previously founded a decentralised sports-betting blockchain in 2016. He is also a medical practitioner and is exploring the role of blockchain technology in the medical field.

According to its website, Jupiter uses “military-grade encryption” to store data on applications. The blockchain is powered by the Gravity framework that developers can use to create customisable and secure decentralised applications (dApps) on its network. Developers can also use the Jupiter SDK to complete common tasks like data fetching and data encrypting/decrypting.

Metis, an encrypted and decentralised messaging application, is the project’s flagship offering. According to Jupiter, users do not need to submit their personal information to use Metis. The app also offers ad-free experience and two-factor authentication security.

Leda is a non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace built on the Jupiter blockchain that uses the network’s native JUP token to create or buy NFTs. Fndr is an encryption password manager on Jupiter.

JUP is the native token of the Jupiter blockchain used to create and buy NFTs on Jupiter’s NFT marketplace Leda and to earn yield on decentralised and centralised crypto exchanges.

Token holders can also  join the Jupiter Earn program by buying a crypto called FORGE in exchange for JUP.

According to CoinMarketCap, as of 12 July, JUP is the 643rd largest cryptocurrency with a market capitalisation of about $15m. The token has a maximum supply of one billion tokens and JUP’s circulating supply was at 999.17 million tokens at the time of writing.

Coinbase listing and other JUP news

In the most recent Jupiter news, on 22 June Coinbase (COIN) announced that it will list the JUP coin on its exchange, boosting the coin’s value to reach $0.02191 on 24 June, a 70% surge from the $0.0728 a day earlier.

According to Anndy Lian, chief digital advisor at Mongolian Productivity Organization and the author of Blockchain Revolution 2030, the price spike was accompanied by a series of factors.

“Many investors were very hopeful and thought that the market had gone into a recovery mode when the increase happened. I think the market is not at its lowest right now and we could be halfway down the dip,” he told Capital.com.
“The project should market more and build up the confidence level in case the market dips further. It is a fact that most people have not heard much about JUP, and personally, I do not see any of my peers using their blockchain. Listing on Coinbase is the beginning, not the end,” Lian added.

Earlier in June, Metis Messenger was launched on Apple’s App Store. In February this year, Jupiter released Metis Messenger v1.4 that allowed sending and receiving JUP tokens. Future versions will focus on buying and selling assets and managing NFTs within the app.

In late December 2021, crypto exchange KuCoin integrated Jupiter Mainnet to allow deposit and withdrawal services. KuCoin previously listed the token in June 2021.

Earlier in 2021, Jupiter Bridge was hacked on multiple occasions. Fortunately for the users, their funds were not lost and only the Jupiter team was affected, according to the project’s blog post. JUP slumped over 50% in the fourth week of November 2021.

JUP price performance: Volatile ride

Data from CoinMarketCap showed that JUP was trading at around $0.02 on 12 January 2017. The token would see its best year in 2017 amid an initial coin offering (ICO) boom in the cryptocurrency sector.

JUP soared to an all-time high of $0.9044 on 17 September 2017. Even though the token saw its prices drop after hitting record highs, JUP closed the year over 1600% higher at $0.33.

However, its value nearly wiped out in the three years that followed. Between 1 January 2018 and 31 December 2020, the token fell from $0.33 to $0.00029, a slump of 99.9%.

JUP price got a boost after KuCoin listed the token in June 2021, rising to a high of $0.07 in the first week of that month. However, JUP prices failed to keep the momentum and fell 90% to $0.007 by 31 December 2021.

The token has rebounded in 2022 helped by Jupiter’s mainnet integration on KuCoin, release of its latest version of decentralised messaging app and token listing on Coinbase (COIN). As of 12 July 2022, JUP has gained 109% year-to-date from about $0.007 to its current price of about $0.015.

Jupiter price prediction

As of 12 July, CoinCodex’s Jupiter coin price prediction based on technical indicators showed that the token’s value could surge over 100% to reach $  0.030899 by 17 July 2022.

CoinCodex’s one-month JUP price prediction saw the token rising further to $0.047442.

For the longer term, algorithm-based website Wallet Investor’s Jupiter price prediction for 2022 suggested the token could trade at an average price of $0.00159 by the end of the year.

Wallet Investor’s Jupiter price prediction for 2025 saw the token to rise to an average price of $0.000542 by the end of 2025.

DigitalCoinPrice was bullish on JUP’s price performance for the long term. According to its Jupiter price prediction for 2030, the site expected the token to trade at an average price of $0.0695 in 2030.

GovCapital’s Jupiter price prediction as of 12 July 2022 saw the token trading at $0.214 in five years’ time.

 

 

 

Original Source: https://capital.com/jupiter-jup-price-prediction

Anndy Lian is an early blockchain adopter and experienced serial entrepreneur who is known for his work in the government sector. He is a best selling book author “Blockchain Revolution 2030”.

Currently, he is appointed as the Chief Digital Advisor at Mongolia Productivity Organization, championing national digitization. Prior to his current appointments, he was the Chairman of BigONE Exchange, a global top 30 ranked crypto spot exchange and was also the Advisory Board Member for Hyundai DAC, the blockchain arm of South Korea’s largest car manufacturer Hyundai Motor Group. Lian played a pivotal role as the Blockchain Advisor for Asian Productivity Organisation (APO), an intergovernmental organization committed to improving productivity in the Asia-Pacific region.

An avid supporter of incubating start-ups, Anndy has also been a private investor for the past eight years. With a growth investment mindset, Anndy strategically demonstrates this in the companies he chooses to be involved with. He believes that what he is doing through blockchain technology currently will revolutionise and redefine traditional businesses. He also believes that the blockchain industry has to be “redecentralised”.

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