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  1. Looking at the trend charts for XRP it seems that XRP has failed to set new baseline for pricing and it is just a continuous slide down from it's ath. Other cryptos have leveling off periods where the coin stabilizes and a new baseline is set, therefore allowing further growth from that point. Since xrp price is completely dictated by speculators at this point (because FIs are not yet using it, etc etc), why is it that new baselines were not set for XRP? Side note: I'm a long hodlr of xrp, yesterday I dreamt it hit $0.82, so I have the patience to keep hodling, but the trend for xrp is unsettling a bit, even without the insanity that is taking place with bch nowadays.
  2. What would happen if XRP had an ICO today? I see ICOs happening all over the place and they skyrocket in value - if XRP had an ICO today would it skyrocket to $10+? What do you think?
  3. why is speculative money in XRP the only speculative money that doesn't move with news or market? I'd accept speculative money/greed being a factor but speculators are chasing money and perhaps XRP doesn't have the momentum to hold their attention but i also think XRP is smarter money compared to other cryptos.
  4. i mean, could it be because the community is cashing out incrementally? It almost feels that way, though it is highly unlikely since it is so consistent. Besides, zerpers have a resilient hodler mentality so i don't think that's the cause. My money is on banks and institutions - perhaps they are managing their stockpiles of XRPs and cashing out even at the smallest gains since they deal in massive volumes and then they rebuy in at lower price... i don't know
  5. Yep, totally agree. What i am curious about is whether this pattern will stop; can it stop and is it dependent on this manipulated behavior (i know i sound paranoid but at this moment i am 100% convinced of manipulation). Because if so, XRP truly can skyrocket very quickly. But not under this pattern of staying within the resistance lines. It doesn't add up, it contradicts the market and the news around XRP. But why? Who would stand to gain from a flat XRP value?
  6. i really am starting to believe that games are being played but i don't know if it is by Ripple or if its by whales who hold XRP. I don't know what the end goal is but this micro-correction makes no sense in a crypto market that grows every day. All currencies are growing but XRP corrects daily; it really doesn't make any sense. The question is who and why... and whether this game is going to stop anytime soon, because when it does stop XRP will take off immediately. Someone keeps hitting the brakes on XRP - could banks/financial institutions have a role in this constant correction?
  7. So the crypto currency market stands at around $100B - i know there is much speculation about XRP and what the possible valuation would be, but it occurred to me today that if everyone were to convert their crypto investment into XRP, the value, as it stands would not exceed $100B / 38B XRP = ~$2.60 / XRP I realize of course that the market itself is growing, but it is unrealistic for people to think that XRP is all of a sudden skyrocket to $50; that's just not possible in the short (and possibly even the long term). I know there are banks interested in using it for transactions but i'm curious as to how that would enable reaching values as high as what some people claim (such as $50+).
  8. i think XRP is about to surge as people shift from BTC to XRP to avoid the fork. Watch what happens tomorrow
  9. Simple question - given the fairly steady trend of XRP, wouldn't you think XRP would make a great safe haven for BTC/ETH whales to hodl their crypto earnings with the current uncertainty? I mean, exchanging for fiat is messy since it would require taxes and fees, but exchanging for XRP might actually make sense for someone who has a lot of BTC or ETH and they are trying to lock in some of their earnings. Just a thought that occurred to me - i'm probably off base but would love to hear your thoughts
  10. Google is going to buy Ripple and integrate it into Google Wallet. As soon as that happens it will shoot up - Google won't spend any money marketing it (they don't need to), but it is more about them entering the crypto market with a solution that is already established. They will rebrand it Google Swipe and XRP will be the backbone of their system.
  11. Can someone explain to me why XRP's 24h volume is $63.5M and Tezos, that just started an ICO traded over $100M in 24hrs? I mean, honestly, what the hell is wrong with XRP? I am seriously starting to think XRP is done. No this is not FUD, it's just reality. When an ICO can almost do double the volume of an established crypto like XRP you really have to wonder what the hell is going on. It seems that dumb money is going to Tezos, and smart money is going to XRP - but when you are investing, i think you want to be where dumb money is, not smart money, and Tezos has a ton of dumb money being thrown at it.
  12. their service is a joke - they are trying desperately to prevent people from selling off their ETH and cashing out since ETH is tanking but they are seriously ******* over their customers. Once they open back up i expect ETH to drop even more as fed up customers basically say screw it and move on to more reliable services.
  13. Coinbase is getting killed right now and ETH and BTC is in free fall. Coinbase is limiting withdrawls and purchases in an attempt to stabilize the price; this is clear market interference and i have lost all my faith in them - they are very obviously manipulating the price by restricting activity during high volume periods. How does this relate to XRP? Well, i look at XRP and it looks pretty damn stable to me compared to the train wreck that is the daily shifts in BTC and ETH lately. I think there is a real possibility for ETH hitting $240 or lower today into tomorrow. BTC/ETH investors must be looking at XRP as a fairly stable environment to put their crypto earnings. Yes XRP is dropping but it has been much less volatile than the alternative coins, so i think XRP may become very appealing for the sole purpose that it can be used as a means of holding crypto currency value for investors. I don't know much about investing, so I could be totally wrong but this is what i see as an opportunity
  14. Guys i really appreciate the feedback on this - what i think is missing is an XRP buyer's guide that we can send new users to in order to help them buy XRP. Trust me when i tell you it is not easy for the average person to buy it. It is incredible difficult to convince them the whole crypto market is legitimate enough, but to have them jump through hoops to buy a few XRP is mind blowing to them. They get terrified they are being scammed (especially if they have to get account verified). Is there any such guide for newbies I can send them to in order to help the uninitiated buy some XRP?
  15. No worries I appreciate the help. In the US for me it was not that easy. I had to open 4 or 5 accounts before I was able to do a transaction with BTC and eth to fund an account. That was like 3 weeks ago - if I didn't have BTC or ETH already then I'd still be waiting for one of the accounts to validate to be able to buy XRP with Fiat.
  16. Ok fair enough, maybe I'm just not very smart when it comes to buying crypto. Can you share the steps you used to buy XRP so that I can better guide the people that keep asking me how to buy it? We are talking brand new users with no crypto buying experience and no accounts with exchanges.
  17. I considered that in my search but the word "ripple" is not unique, therefore the results are skewed. Searching for XRP against ETH and LTC yields the same result and it's a more accurate search comparison than using the word "ripple"
  18. I hope you are right, but the search trends don't lie - noone outside the US is searching for XRP or Ripple, just look at the charts i linked to from Google Trends, it's pretty darn obvious. As far as the difficulty of buying XRP - i have been trying to help people buy XRP in the US for months and most people give up. It takes weeks to get accounts connected and verified through exchanges, and the 20 XRP mandated deposit is also complicating things because people just want to straight up buy it, but in order to buy it they need to own it. It's pretty fuckin stupid. Until it is as simple as going on Coinbase and pressing a button to purchase, XRP is going to be constrained to a small group of investors who devoted enough time to figure out how to purchase it - there are undeniable barriers to entry into the XRP investing space, which works for us "early" adopters, but at some point it's got get easier to buy this stuff otherwise we're just talking to ourselves and swapping baseball cards. Speculators don't want to invest their time in figuring out how to get in - these are the mostly uneducated masses - make it easy or don't make it at all. On the flip side, the relative "stability" of XRP is maintained because of the lack of speculators, but it's a fairly boring and unlucrative endeavor if it stays this way.
  19. We all wonder why XRP doesn't grow whenever there is good news. The truth is that it cannot possibly grow if people don't know about it, and right now noone really knows about it, nor do they care. I share a similar comment on a previous thread but take a look at the search trends from Google regarding popular cryptocurrencies. If you scroll down the page you can see a clear difference in search trends from a geographic perspective. XRP is limited to just the US, whereas Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin are all being searched for around the world. https://trends.google.com/trends/explore?q=bitcoin,ethereum,litecoin,xrp ripple It is important to be aware of these trends. To be honest, i have most of my investment in XRP and this is disheartening but i plan on HODLing it regardless; however, looking at the search trends i almost want to invest in LTC because it has the same reach as ETH but at a lower price which means more speculators from around the globe can participate. We have to keep in mind that what moves the price on these currencies is the speculators, not technology improvements, and until speculators from around the globe can easily acquire XRP and start showing some interest by searching for it, we are going to be waiting on the spike in value. Until that happens, we will keep playing in the smaller pond that is the US, which unless BTC/ETH/LTC investors want to shift their monies to XRP (which is a possibility) to diversify at a faster pace, i don't see the value going up in the next 6 months.
  20. cool cool, let me know when the next rigged contest comes up, would love to participate
  21. You know, i take it back - clearly you picked the right one. I mean, on originality alone Mercury's submission deserves the prize. I mean, mine is a complete ripoff, whereas his has never been done before: https://bitnovosti.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/evolution.png http://www.cesti.gov.vn/images/cesti/stinfo/Nam 2014/So4/0414_KGCN_SC tien_nhien_H01.jpg
  22. It doesn't matter, but you are wrong - the guy who quoted Mercury's post already had liked his post, which means you are double counting his like. I don't really care about the 500 XRP, but if you are going to pretend to have rules, at least try to follow them. Like i said, i get it, it's not cool to award the newbie, so it makes sense the moderator would get it anyways.
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