Ripple drops and doesn’t seem to recover

Despite its recent positive development, Ripple fell by 28,35% during last week
23 October 2017   2934

Ripple, being the cryptocurrency with the third largest market capitalisation in the world after Bitcoin and Ethereum, seems to sweepingly lower in price.

Ripple coin development charts
Ripple Charts

Ripple was developing optimistically for a long period of time, continuously rising in price, expanding Ledger ecosystem to 55 validator nodes, doubling the size of its network. The cryptocurrency successfully entered China market and saw a 40% climb in August 2017, having its daily volume top $2.3 billion. 

It continued its adaptation to Asian market by opening office in Singapore and achieving the market cap of $7.8 billion. 

Despite the above mentioned optimistic development, Ripple’s price started moving down recently, for instance it lost more than 13% in the beginning of last week and it remains unstable and continues to decrease. 

On October 19th it lost about 6% in 24h after Yuki Takenaka, the operator of Ripple Trade Japan, was arrested on suspicion of fraud.

At a conference Swell: The Future Is Here, hosted by Ripple from October 16-18 in Toronto investors were waiting for any serious announcements from the company about its partnerships or innovations, but there were no significant XRP-related news and even the announcement about Ripple’s partnership with Gates Foundation did not help the price of XRP climb up.

Thus, the coin price is facing obstacles on the way to rise, currently remaining at the point of $0.1957, which is way too far from the highest price it had in May 2017 costing $0.4292, and it’s hard to predict if it will recover its positions in the nearest future.

Ripple to Sell $169.42M Worth XRP in Q1 2019

It's 31% more than in Q4 2018, when company was able to sell less than $130M worth XRP
25 April 2019   103

Ripple published a financial report for the first quarter of 2019, indicating that during this period it managed to gain $ 169.42 million from the sale of XRP cryptocurrency. The value increased by 31% compared with the fourth quarter 2018, when XRP was implemented at $ 129.03 million.

Direct institutional sales brought the company $ 61.93 million compared to $ 40.15 million in the previous quarter. The indicator of “programmable sales”, that is, sales carried out with the help of intermediaries, also increased and amounted to $ 107.49 million against $ 88.88 million.

XRP Sales Table, Q4 2018 | Q1 2019
XRP Sales Table, Q4 2018 | Q1 2019

Total XRP trading declined by about 2% to $ 53.85 billion in the first quarter of this year, against $ 54.82 billion in the fourth quarter of the previous year.

For comparison, for the same period last year, Ripple managed to sell XRP for $ 167.7 million, that is, a change in the indicator was about 1%.

In the first quarter, Ripple released 3 billion XRP from its escrow wallets. At the same time, 2.3 billion XRP were returned and entered into new escrow contracts. “The remaining 700 million XRP not returned to escrow are being used in a variety of ways to help support the XRP ecosystem,” explains the company.

In the middle of the month, it became aware of the decision of the Japanese bank Resona to withdraw from the MoneyTap payment project being developed by Ripple.