Ripple is the cryptocurrency developed by Ripple Labs to be used as a blockchain-based alternative to the current money transfer systems and cross-border remittances used by financial institutions. After a bullish up until 2017, when it emerged as one of the top 5 best performing cryptocurrencies, Ripple suffered a joke in 2018, languishing near its listing levels. So what is the perspective of this crypto-currency?
Part of the strong winds that Ripple has experienced has to do with its pending cases with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The SEC wants to examine the cryptography to see if it will be classified as security or not. If it is actually classified as a security token, then it should be regulated and will have to face many obstacles to redirect the operation of its token.
Yet, faced with that normative decision, the Ripple Foundation reached the milestone of over 100 signed contracts with international banks and financial services companies.
Ripple did not have a good 2018. Even when most other cryptos were experiencing periods of slight gains, Ripple was struggling to earn on the price of his shares. The long-term perspective on the weekly chart shows a cryptography that is dangerously approaching the pre-2018 levels. The price is now at the $ 0.2892 level.
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