Is XRP the ultimate hedge altcoin against Bitcoin’s decline?

Following the recent news about Ripple and XRP, management is looking for ties with Bank of America for a blockchain business to facilitate cross-border transaction (Money Gram and Western Union) among crypto enthusiasts. Asian Bank (CIMB) is also showing interest in rolling out the Ripple economy as it prepares its customers to position themselves for a peer-to-peer payment system. However, it is believed that this could have affected Ripple’s price spike yesterday. Or Ripple (and Stellar) could be a hedge for Bitcoin.

XRP USD market

Ripple overtook Ethereum’s position in market capitalization as the second largest digital currency a few days ago; currently traded at over $ 1.5 billion in volume and over $ 17.5 billion in market cap.

Still, the four-hour chart often shows trading between $ 0.53 and $ 0.40 while the general move is bearish. When the price approaches support level 1 (USD 0.40) a retracement could be expected. One possible area of ​​correction is resistance level 1 ($ 0.49). However, if price breaks the above support, the next support will be at $ 0.38.

However, the XRP / USD market remains bearish after the general environment surrounding the Bitcoin last week.

Key levels

Resistance Levels: $ 0.49, $ 0.52, $ 0.55 | Support levels: $ 0.40, $ 0.38, $ 0.35

XRP / Dollar BitFinex 4-hour chart

XRP BTC market

In the past two days, Ripple has proven that it is currently the best altcoin to hedge against the free fall of Bitcoin. It had hit the 10,500 satoshi mark at its daily high and was falling quickly as Bitcoin corrected upward.

Looking at the following chart, Ripple has to negotiate a descending trendline from above to remain bullish, ahead of the 10,000 Satoshi resistance level. Behind it are 11,000 SAT resistors.

On the bear side, strong support level at 9370 SAT along with an ascending trendline. Breaking the above points will cause Ripple to retest the support levels at the 8760 and 8300 Satoshi.

The stochastic RSI is at its lowest level: could indicate the market is oversold (a bullish short-term sign).

XRP / BTC Binance 4-hour chart


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