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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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.