XRP continues to be one of the hottest altcoins at the moment, with the price up another 27% in the past 24-hour period.
The current Bitcoin bull run that started on October 1 has taken the BTC price from $10,779 to $18,759, which means a gain of 74.03% vs USD.
According to data from CryptoCompare, in the case of XRP, its latest bull run seems to have started on November 17, when the opening price (i.e. as of 00:00 UTC on November 17) was $0.2881.
Currently (as of 10:25 UTC on November 24), XRP is trading on crypt exchange Bitstamp around $0.5917, up 27.06% in the past 24-hour period.
This means that in the past seven-day period, XRP-USD has increased by 105.38%. And even more impressively, in the year-to-date (YTD) period, XRP has gone up 207.37%.
Today’s XRP price action has been particularly interesting. Around 05:55 UTC, the XRP jumped to as high as $0.78 on Bitfinex, $0.79 on Bitstamp, $0.806 on Bittrex, and $0.921 on Coinbase.
However, within 10 minutes, the XRP price retraced to around $0.6576 on Coinbase, and it was a similar story on other major crypto exchanges (e.g. on Bitstamp, it went down to $0.6498).
One potential explanation the for spike in the XRP price is that there was a short squeeze. Of course, the fact that Coinbase was experiencing technical difficulties around this time only added to the general confusion.
Interestingly, at 05:55 UTC, when the XRP price was hitting new 2020 highs, Twitter uses are in Japan seemed to be even more interested in cryptocurrencies — and in particular, XRP — than usual:
Also, according to Eugene Ng, Director of Sales and Business Development at crypto derivatives exchange Bit.com, at 00:29 UTC (or 08:29 Singapore time), CNA, an English language TV news channel based in Singapore, was talking about the current “cryptocurrency craze” and displaying prices for Ethereum (ETH) and XRP.
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