XRP Price Analysis – February 14

  • The crypto continues its range at the low of $0.30 after the downward correction.
  • A price breakout will enable the bulls to take price to the highs of $0.33 and $0.40.
  • A price breakdown will depreciate the crypto to find support at the lows of $0.28 and $0.29.

Ripple, XRPUSDXRP Chart By Trading View

XRPUSD Medium-term Trend: Ranging

  • Resistance Levels: $0.56, $0.58, $ 0.60
  • Support Levels: $0.29, $0.27, $0.25

The XRPUSD pair is still trading at the $0.30 price level after the downward correction. On February 12, the bulls were making attempt to complete the breaking of the 12-day EMA and the 26-day EMA but the bulls failed. On February 11, the crypto’s price completed the downward trend correction.

Then followed by the appearance of small body candlesticks like the Doji and spinning tops which are above the 12-day EMA. These small body candlesticks describe the indecision of buyers and sellers at the $0.30 price level. On the upside, if the crypto’s price has a price breakout the bulls are likely to take price to the highs of $0.33 and $0.40.

On the downside, if the crypto’s price has a price breakdown, the crypto will find support at the lows of $0.28 and $0.29. Meanwhile, the Relative Strength Index period 14 is level 43 which indicates that price is in a sideways trend.

XRPUSD Short-term Trend: Ranging

Ripple, XRPUSDXRP Chart By Trading View

On the 4-hour chart, the XRP price was in a sideways trend zone. The 12-day EMA and the 26-day EMA are trending horizontally indicating the sideways trend. The crypto’s price has been fluctuating below and above the 12-day EMA and the 26-day EMA. The price bars are below the EMAs indicating the lows of $0.30 arising from the daily trading of the cryptocurrency.

Meanwhile, the stochastic is below the 40 % range which indicates that the XRP price is in a bearish momentum and a sell signal.

 

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Mining Pool BTC.Top Briefly Controls Over 51% of Bitcoin Cash's Hashrate

BTC.Top, a popular cryptocurrency mining pool, has recently hit a high of 54% of Bitcoin Cash’s hashrate, before seeing it recede. According to some users the mining pool has just been going after profitability, although any pool having over 51% of the hashrate could be cause for concern.

According to data from Coin.Dance, BTC.Top managed to mine over 54% of the blocks on the Bitcoin Cash network for a brief period of time, before seeing its hashrate go down. At press time, data shows in the last 24-hour period it mined 47% of blocks on the network.

Having over 51% of a network’s hashrate is seen as negative by many, as it could allow the entity controlling the majority of, in this case Bitcoin Cash’s hashrate, to pull an attack on the blockchain and double-spend coins.

This essentially means every network participant is forced to trust the mining pool not to attack Bitcoin Cash. Notably, BTC.Top is believed to have recently thwarted an attack on the network that sought to steal coins someone sent to a Segregated Witness (SegWit) address on the Bitcoin blockchain.

As such, network participants seemingly trust the mining pool was only mining the most profitable cryptocurrency on the SHA-256 algorithm, and wasn’t trying to act maliciously. This, however, doesn’t mean it couldn’t.

Various cryptocurrencies have suffered 51% attacks in the crypto space’s short history, including Verge (XVG), Bitcoin Gold (BTG), and Ethereum Classic (ETC). ETC suffered one of the most notable attacks, as hackers compromised one of the most popular networks in the space to double-spend coins worth over $1.1 million.

While BTC.Top heavily mines Bitcoin Cash, it revealed back in November of last year, before the hard fork that created Bitcoin Satoshi’s Vision (BSV) occurred, that it was apolitical and would support the blockchain with the most hahspower.

At the time Jiang Zhouer, the Chinese cryptocurrency mining pool’s founder, revealed BTC.Top’s goal was to recover stability for Bitcoin Cash, which at the time was engaged in a “war” between two sides.

On BSV’s side there are also concerns about a potential 51% attack. As covered, CoinGeek has reached the necessary hashrate to attack the network more than once, but hasn’t done anything malicious.