XRP/USD
Trading XRP/USD
The XRP/USD pair is a combination of the most highly traded fiat currency and one of the leading cryptocurrencies that shows a good level of volatility. The pair has a tendency to move in a trend over the longer period and has on occasions displayed a movement of 20% or even higher depending on external influences. XRP/USD also appeals to short-term traders as it changes between short-term upward and downward trends with regular peaks and bottoms.
About Ripple

Ripple is an open-source protocol platform that enables fast and low-cost transfer of funds. XRP is the associated cryptocurrency used for executing transfers. It is not mined in the same way as Bitcoin and some other cryptocurrencies.

More and more institutions are now accepting Ripple as a method for payments. It has also gained the attention of banks and it is anticipated that it may dominate the future of international payments as it is more efficient than the existing SWIFT network.

XRP Key Facts

The maximum number of tokens for XRP is set at 100 billion with approximately 40% of this number currently in circulation. The rest is owned by Ripple itself.

Transactions in XRP can be made in a couple of seconds, making it faster than Bitcoin and Ethereum.

XRP was developed to be used mostly by banks, as well as a money transfer system rather than as a payment currency, unlike Bitcoin which can be used in stores.

Factors Affecting the Value of Ripple

There are various general factors that affect the value of XRP, as well as some that are specific to the cryptocurrency itself.

XRP can be affected by the regulatory framework in different countries so traders should monitor potential signals which may indicate changes in cryptocurrency regulation.

Speculative trading can also put pressure on XRP’s value, while its supply and demand on the market can also create fluctuations in the price.

Ripple has been trying to build on its success in order to attract more customers to use the services. In addition, when larger financial institutions implement Ripple technology into their operations, this will positively impact on XRP’s value. Traders should therefore track all announcements that banks or other institutions make that involve the use of this technology.

USD Summary

The USD is the official currency of the USA which has the world’s strongest economy. It is one of the most in-demand reserve currencies as well as being the most popular and actively traded currency, with a high level of trading volume and volatility.

The value of the USD is driven by numerous factors. For example, changes in the inflation rate and interest rates always affect the USD exchange rate, consequently impacting on the XRP/USD exchange rate.

It is important to closely track the monetary policy and follow the economic news release calendar for factors that will affect the value of USD such as all-important export/import levels. The political situation with other countries can also impact on the value of the USD.

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Market Info
Min. deal size: 20 USD equivalent
Full pair name: Ripple to Dollar
Base currency: XRP
Currency of rolling: USD
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