Has the Current XRP Market Sentiment Dampened Hopes for ATH?

As Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies soar towards new highs, analysts debate whether XRP can finally reach its own ATH.

A hand holding a melting XRP coin.
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  • XRP has been stuck in a pattern for over a year, suggesting a possible breakout but lacking a clear direction.
  • Even a positive breakout wouldn’t have helped XRP reach its all-time high, leaving investors with a long road ahead.
  • A win against the SEC holds the key to XRP’s revival.

The cryptocurrency market is buzzing with talk of all-time highs (ATHs). Bitcoin has already surpassed its 2021 peak, and speculation swirls about further gains. Ethereum, Solana, and other major players are also eyeing record prices. But what about Ripple’s XRP? Can it join the party and reach a new ATH itself?

XRP Price Trapped in Triangle

Analysts point to XRP’s price action as a glimmer of hope. Since mid-2022, the token has been trapped within a triangle pattern, bouncing off both the upper and lower trendlines. This compression suggests a breakout is imminent, either upwards for a rally or downwards for a further dip.

For XRP bulls, a breakout above the resistance line, which has held strong for 32 months, is crucial. This could trigger a surge towards the top of the triangle, around $1.30. However, XRP would still be far from its all-time high of $3.92.

XRP Weekly Chart Depicting a Long-Term Triangle Pattern. Source: Tradingview, Coinspeaker.
XRP Weekly Chart Depicting a Long-Term Triangle Pattern. Source: Tradingview, Coinspeaker

But technical indicators alone aren’t enough. Market sentiment also plays a major role in a cryptocurrency’s ascent. While a breakout might seem like a catalyst for XRP to reclaim its ATH, current market conditions paint a different picture.


One key factor setting XRP apart is its lack of correlation with the broader crypto market. This can be attributed to the ongoing legal battle between Ripple and the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Notably, XRP was the only major token that didn’t experience a significant rally during the 2020 bull run. 


Back then, its price remained largely stagnant between $0.1 and $0.5, with only a minor spike in early 2021. This highlights XRP’s relative independence from market sentiment. Furthermore, the current sentiment surrounding XRP isn’t exactly bullish.

Will a Win Against the SEC Change Its Fate?

The community appears to be shrinking, and influential figures advise against investing in the token. Prominent XRP community member XRPcryptowolf, with over 300,000 followers, recently expressed frustration with X, pointing out the coin’s tendency to plummet during market downturns while failing to capitalize on upswings. 

Another influencer, Cameron Fous, with over 94,000 followers, has bluntly instructed his community to diversify and sell their XRP holdings, suggesting better returns elsewhere. 

Perhaps a decisive victory against the SEC could be the turning point XRP holders are waiting for. However, close attention must be paid to key metrics, as the price could also experience a crash if negative conditions persist.

On the Flipside

  • A breakout from the triangle pattern doesn’t guarantee a surge towards $1.30. The price could fall below the support line and experience further decline.
  • XRP’s decoupling from the broader market during the 2020 bull run might not repeat.
  • Frustration from XRPcommunitywolf and selling advice from Cameron Fous don’t necessarily reflect the views of the entire XRP community.

Why This Matters

Unlike other cryptocurrencies experiencing a surge, XRP’s price movement hinges on a unique set of factors. Its potential breakout from a long-term pattern depends not only on technical indicators but also on the resolution of the SEC lawsuit and a shift in negative community sentiment, making XRP’s future trajectory more difficult to predict than the rest of the market.

To learn more about the update to the XRP Ledger’s EVM sidechain and its benefits, read here:
XRP Ledger’s EVM Sidechain Gets Major Update: What It Does

To learn more about the recent court ruling in the SEC’s case against Ripple, read here:
SEC Case Against Ripple Weakens: Can SEC Prove XRP Caused Harm?

This article is for information purposes only and should not be considered trading or investment advice. Nothing herein shall be construed as financial, legal, or tax advice. Trading forex, cryptocurrencies, and CFDs pose a considerable risk of loss.

Kyle Calvert

Kyle Calvert is a cryptocurrency news reporter for DailyCoin, specializing in Ripple, stablecoins, as well as price and market analysis news. Before his current role, Kyle worked as a student researcher in the cryptocurrency industry, gaining an understanding of how digital currencies work, their potential uses, and their impact on the economy and society. He completed his Masters and Honors degrees in Blockchain Technology within Esports and Business and Event management within Esports at Staffordshire University.