XRP (XRP) outperformed its top-ranking crypto rivals over the past 24 hours while reaching its highest price in 10 months.
XRP price tags 10-month high
On March 29, XRP’s price surged by nearly 15% to $0.58, its highest level in 10 months, outperforming Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) in the past 24 hours, which rose around 4.5% and 2.75%, respectively.
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission referred to Bitcoin, Ether and Litecoin (LTC) as “commodities” in its court filing against Binance. While the United States regulatory body didn’t name XRP, many assumed the token would be categorized as a commodity.
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The SEC v. Ripple lawsuit will have likely concluded by the end of March, with legal experts believing Ripple can win. XRP’s price has rallied 45% month-to-date on similar hopes, including the March 29 price rally, supplemented further by investors’ optimistic interpretation of the CFTC court filing.
#XRP bucks the market trend with 8% surge to a 5 month high of under $0.50#CFTC‘s #Binance filing could classify $XRP as a commodity instead of a security as alleged by #SEC in #Ripple vs SEC case@Ripple‘s CTO argument gains traction and XRP price impacted by case progression pic.twitter.com/eFB28Ehmj0
— LaCryptoLycus (@CryptoLycus) March 28, 2023
35% XRP price correction ahead?
XRP’s price rally brought it closer to the breakout target of $0.60. However, the possibility of a big correction after the SEC v. Ripple ruling as a “sell the news” event remains.
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Technical indicators also show the XRP/USD pair facing the upper trendline of its prevailing rising channel. Thus, a correction toward the lower trendline is now in play, with the downside price target around $0.38 in April, down 35% from current price levels.
On a broader timeframe, the rising channel appears like a bear flag, a bearish continuation technical indicator.
The completion of the flag pattern could see XRP’s price falling to $0.189 by June, down over 65% from current price levels
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