XRP Price Analysis – February 15

  • The XRP price is in a bearish momentum in the short and medium-term trend.
  • The crypto’s price consolidates at the $0.30 price level.

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 in a sideways trend. On February 8, a bullish candlestick broke the bearish trend line. It was assumed technically that the bearish trend is terminated. The assumption was that if a candlestick had broken a bearish trend line and the following candlestick closed on the opposite of it; the current trend is said to be terminated.

From the daily chart, these conditions were fulfilled. On February 11, after the trend line was broken the bears pulled back price. Later, we have candlesticks in a rectangular blocks that are consolidating daily at a price of $0.30. However, from every indication price may breakout from this range bound movement.

There will be a continuation of the bullish trend of February 8, 2019. If we have a price breakout, the crypto will rally at the $0.33 or $0.40 price level. Meanwhile, the stochastic indicator is out of the oversold region and below the 40 % range which indicates that the XRP price is in a bearish momentum and a sell signal.

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 after the downward correction. The 12-day EMA and the 26-day EMA are trending horizontally indicating that price is in a sideways trend. The crypto’s price is neither below nor above the 12-day EMA and the 26-day EMA indicating that the price is in a sideways in trend.

Meanwhile, the stochastic indicator is in the oversold region and below the 20 % range which indicates that the XRP price is in a strong bearish momentum and a sell signal.

 

 

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Russia Will Not Legalize Facebook's Libra Says Top Official

A top Moscow official has said that Facebook's planned new cryptocurrency Libra will not be legalized Russia, according to a report this week from Russia's state-run news agency TASS.

Anatoly Aksakov, Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Financial Markets, said Russia would not legalise the Libra stablecoin, due for launch next year, as it may pose a threat to the country's financial system.

No Russian Liberty for Libra

While Aksakov acknowledged Russians would be able to buy Libra on international cryptocurrency exchange platforms, he warned that the creation of any domestic mechanisms of exchange would be limited, or even prohibited.

TASS quoted Aksakov as saying:

With regard to the use of Facebook cryptocurrency as a payment instrument in Russia at this stage - my opinion is that in our country it will be banned.

He added that in Russia there were no plans to adopt legislation that "gives space for active use of crypto-tools created in the framework of open platforms and blockchains" that may pose a threat to Russia's financial system.

International Ministers Speak Out

Aksakov is not the first financial minister to express concerns over Facebook's cryptocurrency plans and their potential to damage sovereign currency markets and financial stability.

On Tuesday, French economy minister Bruno Le Maire, said that global governments must ask Facebook for "guarantees" that Libra will not be aimed as a disruptive force against sovereign currencies.

Facebook's plans have US government and regulatory officials so rattled that a Senate hearing by the Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee has been scheduled for July 16. The government has asked Facebook to halt work on the project until the hearings have been held.

Sherrod Brown, senior Senator for Ohio and the Democratic Party's ranking member of the Senate Banking Committee, said on his Twitter feed on Tuesday: "Facebook is already too big and too powerful, and it has used that power to exploit users’ data without protecting their privacy. We cannot allow Facebook to run a risky new cryptocurrency out of a Swiss bank account without oversight."

While Aksakov has major concerns about the growth of the cryptocurrency sector, Deputy Finance Minister Alexei Moiseev said on Wednesday that the Russian government was set to adopt the country's crypto bill "On Digital Financial Assets" in the next two weeks.