20 July XRPUSD Price Technical Forecast: Ripple retreats from recent highs

XRPUSD is trading at $0.4686 to press time, down 1.7% on a daily basis and 1.5% since the beginning of Friday. What’s next? This 20 July XRPUSD Price Technical Forecast summarizes findings.

20 July, GKFX – Ripple is under selling pressure as the upside momentum faded away and no new supportive news came in to support the rally. XRP’s market value is registered at $18.4 with the average daily trading volume $293M. 

Castella from Elvis Investment is skeptical about XRP’s future

Ripple’s coin known as XRP is often criticized for being too centralized. Elvis Investment CEO, Anatoly Castella believes that the centralized protocol to the protocol can affect the token’s performance both now and in the long run. Speaking to Express.co.uk, he explained that Ripple can miss out big changes on the cryptocurrency market, triggered by the increased inflow if institutional money to the industry.

“Ripple resembles a fintech platform combining the best elements of fiat money and blockchain cryptocurrency,” he said. “It should be considered ‘Digital Fiat’, not a cryptocurrency.”

Castella outlined the fundamental differences between XRP and other coins, citing the way the coin was created as the biggest concern.

“Ripple cannot be compared to BTC or ETH. When bitcoin was originally created, it was designed to be a store of value. When you created a transaction, you were sending a store of value to another account – for payment for goods and services.

20 July XRPUSD Price Technical Forecast

From the technical point of view, XRPUSD broke below 100-SMA (1-hour chart) and proceeded to $0.4640, where some fresh buying interest appeared.

If it is cleared, the downside momentum will gain pace and push XRP towards $0,4600, which is 200-SMA (1-hour chart). On the upside, the coin needs to climb above $0.4960 to proceed to critical $0.5000.

XRPUSD, 1-hour chart


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