XRP Beats Bitcoin in Pullback Thanks to New Partnership News

Ripple partners with HashKey DX to revolutionize Japanese supply chain finance using XRP Ledger technology.

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  • Ripple has just made a major move into the Japanese market through a partnership with HashKey DX.
  • This expansion has occurred amidst ongoing regulatory challenges in the US.
  • XRP has experienced an initial surge, but a pullback caused by Bitcoin has raised questions about its future trajectory.

Ripple, a leading blockchain solutions provider, has partnered with HashKey DX, a Tokyo-based blockchain consulting firm. This collaboration marks Ripple’s expansion into the Japanese market, aiming to revolutionize supply chain finance for Japanese enterprises through the use of XRP Ledger technology.

Ripple’s XRP Takes Aim at Japanese Market

The partnership leverages the efficiency and low transaction costs of the XRP Ledger, a blockchain platform known for its rapid settlement speeds. This technology will be utilized to address the complexities of enterprise-level financial operations in Japan, particularly within supply chain finance.

This move builds upon HashKey Group’s success in China, where their blockchain solutions have significantly boosted trade and financing operations. Together with SBI Ripple Asia, a joint venture between SBI Holdings and Ripple, the partnership will introduce innovative solutions specifically designed for the Japanese market.

Ripple’s expansion into Japan is crucial, as the company faces ongoing regulatory scrutiny in the United States. Despite these challenges, the announcement has generated positive sentiment in the cryptocurrency market. Ripple’s native token, XRP, experienced an initial price surge, reflecting optimism surrounding its Japanese expansion efforts.

XRP Price Pulls Back After Recent Gains

However, XRP’s price has since experienced a pullback, trading around $0.493. This volatility is further underscored by XRP’s declining price over recent months, falling approximately 21% year-to-date.

Several hurdles lie ahead for XRP, including trading below key exponential moving averages and a scheduled 1 billion token unlock on May 1, valued at roughly $493.4 million. This monthly sell-off could exert further downward pressure on the XRP price in the coming weeks.

The market’s Relative Strength Index hovers near the 35 mark, indicating a balanced state between buyers and sellers. However, as it nears oversold territory, the future trajectory of XRP remains uncertain, especially with Bitcoin’s recent drop adding more pressure. Investors are now waiting for a catalyst to trigger the next significant price movement.

On the Flipside

  • If Bitcoin doesn’t recover from its drop below $60,000, it could exert further downward pressure on the XRP price.
  • The Relative Strength Index sits near 35, suggesting a balanced market with no clear buying or selling pressure.

Why This Matters

This partnership marks a significant step for Ripple’s international expansion, particularly considering the established success of HashKey’s blockchain solutions in China. By focusing on revolutionizing supply chain finance within the Japanese market, Ripple positions itself to potentially disrupt a crucial sector and gain a strong foothold in a historically receptive crypto market.


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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.