XRP Price Analysis – February 22

  • The bulls were unable to break the $0.34 resistance level since January 10.
  • If the bulls have a price breakout, the bulls will break the resistance level and reach a high of $0.40.

Ripple, XRPUSDXRP Chart by Trading View

XRPUSD Medium-term Trend: Bullish

  • Resistance Levels: $0.56, $0.58, $ 0.60                                                                                                                 
  • Support Levels: $0.32, $0.30, $0.28

Yesterday, February  21, the XRP price was in a bearish trend. From the daily chart, the crypto's price was resisted at the $0.34 price level. This was the price level the bears broke as support level since January 10. The broken support level turns a resistance level to the bulls. The $0.34 price level had remained unbroken since  January 10.

On January 31 and February 21, the bulls were repelled at the $0.34 resistance level. The crypto's price is above the 12--day EMA and the 26-day EMA which indicates that the price is likely to rise. On the upside, if the bulls have a price breakout, the bulls will break the resistance level and reach a high of $0.40.

On the other hand, if the bears have a price break down, the bears will break below the EMAs and find support at the $0.30 price level.  Meanwhile, the stochastic indicator is in the overbought region and but below the 80 % range which indicates that the XRP price is in a  bearish momentum and a sell signal.

 XRPUSD Short-term Trend: Bearish

Ripple, XRPUSDXRP Chart by Trading View

On the 4-hour chart,  the XRP price is in a bearish trend. Yesterday, the bears broke below the 12-day EMA and the 26-day EMA as the price fell to the low of $0.32. In the 4-hour chart, the crypto's price is below the EMAs which indicates that price is likely to fall.  In the meantime, the crypto's price is ranging below the EMAs.

Meanwhile, the stochastic indicator is in the oversold region but 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.