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Ripple Crosses $2 for the First Time and Became Second Largest Cryptocurrency by MarketCap

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Ripple XRP is one of those crypto currencies that are showing bullish signs at the year end. It has hit an all time high value of $2.10 and overtook Ethereum as the second largest crypto currency across the world. The market cap of the currency has touched $82 billion which shows a 42% increase today. Ripple journey in 2017 shows that the currency has gained about 5000% value thereby beating Bitcoin and all other crypto currencies in year to date increase. There was a point today when the currency showed a 42% increase in the value.

Here, it is important to mention that Ripple XRP was trading at $1.81 billion on Friday morning. Suddenly, the currency began to gain value and became the second largest crypto currency when its value hit $2.10 mark and its market cap reached $82 billion. Ripple showed a lot of bullish signs this week because a lot of Japanese banks had announced to adopt Ripple as a payment platform for cross border transactions. This is because the block chain technology being employed in Ripple increases the speed of transactions. The cross border transactions now take seconds to complete.

The news of adopting Ripple as payment platform by large banks and financial institutions has increased the value of the currency a lot. The experts are of the view that escrowing the 55 million of funds has also played a vital role in increasing the value of the digital currency a lot. Moreover, the adoption of Ripple block chain by American Express, and SBI holdings are playing their own part in increasing the value of the currency. This week SBI holding of Japan and SBI holding of Asia has also announced to adopt Ripple as payment platform.

A senior Market analyst Mati Greenspan says that investment in Ripple is a practical investment. He adds that it takes 2-5 days for a sending and receiving funds between remote banks. But, Ripple has reduced this time to seconds. Therefore, major banks and financial institutions across the globe are adopting its blockchain network. Crypto currency trader Marius Rupsys also has the same views about Ripple. He also says that the payment processors who have adopted Ripple block chain network are quite happy and satisfied by the speed of transactions.

Rupsys also says that the investors of crypto markets have different preferences. They are departing with the old traditions and coming out of the Bitcoin adoption. He says that new investors show a little interest in Ripple because of its centralization. But, with the passage of time, the new investors are also turning towards the payment platforms that make some sense. There are also some experts who are of the view that this increase in the value of Ripple is due to minimal transactions fees.

CoinMarketCap data shows that major South Korean exchanges are using Ripple XRP in more than half of the activities. It is also worth mentioning that most of the increase in the value of Ripple XRP is due to increasing trading volumes in South Korean exchanges

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  1. march8

    December 30, 2017 at 5:28 am


    Thanks to your insightful analysis I got into ripple. You helped along a period of tough decision-making with your informative news portal.

    I do regret however not ploughing more into XRP at the time, like 5 times more!

    Nevertheless, the lesson is learned…..

  2. donald

    December 30, 2017 at 6:29 am

    I expect XRP@ $10 in current Rally due to heavy buying from Koreans…

    • ripple man

      December 30, 2017 at 6:30 pm

      so its going to over take bitcoin ON THIS RALLY thats all most 400 billion in market cap at $10 there also dumping a billion coins this month which dont make a huge differents on price but may cause selling are you smoking crack i do think that will happen anytime soon long term it will take over bitcoin bitcoin is useless its slow the fees are crazy ripple it has a purpose it was a no brainer to me but the downside is banks can use the ripple technology they dont need xrp THE BANKS WILL ALL WAYS WIN IN THE END ripple been my baby since .008

  3. Richard

    December 30, 2017 at 8:05 am

    last 48 hours nearly 15 billion volume which is nearly 40% of circulating supply. Amazing….Bid to ask is 3 :1

    • Marcia Sempe

      December 30, 2017 at 9:17 am

      Hi all, could you guys clarify to me what does this mean xrp ripple BALANCE 15.45337600 Estimated btc value of ripple 0.00282934. Can someone explain to me in Plain South African English what does this mean.

  4. Jake

    December 30, 2017 at 8:29 am

    Isn`t this because of the partnership with Amazon?
    Well…. I am not sure about it. It was just a rumor I belive.

  5. ripple man

    December 30, 2017 at 2:34 pm


    ripple was a no brainer for me bought 3,000 coins for .008 over a year ago the is one of thhe biggest problems sending money around the world swift is 5-7 days when i found this coin it’s a coin that is prictical for the real world use age when companys or clients of bank want money they want it today not 5 days to wait its 2017 its about time its finally changing all the critics are calling it a shit coin its centralizied coin but it has a real purpose. THE BANKS WILL ALWAYS WIN IN THE END FACT. THe governements around the world are getting behind it . THE ONLY PROBLEM IS THE DONT HAVE TO USE XRP EVERY BANK THEY CAN just ADOPT THE ripple technology the south korea is buying most of this coin

    • March8

      January 1, 2018 at 12:48 am

      Trackers / portfolio hubs such as CDT aim to be a kind of BANK in the crypto space

  6. Sam

    December 31, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    Korean economy is one of the most powerful economies in the world . think twice why they buy this much Ripple?? They are so powerful in telecommunication sector such as Android system etc. They want to control banking system now . that’s the reason they are so hurry to buy this currency.

    see Alrajhi bank announcement in KSA for the ripple use

    I believe XRP can 20$ soon as CEO said

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