XRP to Reach $4, Analysts Believe: Will It Overcome SEC First?

XRP price struggles despite analyst predictions for a surge, with the ongoing SEC lawsuit a potential turning point.

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  • The price of Ripple’s XRP token has gone on a volatile ride recently, currently sitting below its 30-day average.
  • Some analysts have predicted a significant price surge for XRP in the coming months, with some targeting new ATHs. 
  • The ongoing legal battle between Ripple and the SEC has been seen as a major driver for XRP’s price movement.

Ripple’s XRP token has endured a rollercoaster ride in recent months. The cryptocurrency remains significantly below its 30-day average. However, optimism persists within the crypto community, with analysts charting potential paths for a significant price surge.

XRP Navigates Choppy Waters

Despite a slight weekly gain of 5% since this time last week, its price remains significantly down 18% on a monthly basis, clinging around $0.52. While the broader market sentiment leans bearish, a contingent of analysts remain optimistic about XRP’s future trajectory.

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Popular crypto analyst EGRAG CRYPTO outlined two potential paths for XRP in the coming months. The first scenario predicts a price range of $1.20-$1.80 by June-July. The second option takes a more bullish stance, envisioning a surge to a new all-time high of $4 by September. 

EGRAG bases this prediction on historical trends and technical indicators, suggesting XRP might follow a similar growth pattern as observed in 2021. Other analysts like Dark Defender and Mikybull Crypto echo this sentiment, anticipating significant price increases. 

Dark Defender believes XRP is on the cusp of a “momentous pattern shift,” emphasizing that it shouldn’t be classified as a security under U.S. regulations. Mikybull Crypto, meanwhile, argues that XRP has reached a critical price point that could trigger an “explosive rally.”

Crypto analyst CoinsKid struck a less optimistic tone on XRP. In a post on April 24, CoinsKid noted that XRP once again failed to surpass the important but seemingly unbreakable resistance level of $0.55. 

CoinsKid commented that this repeated rejection is becoming tiresome.

Ripple vs. SEC Lawsuit: A Key Catalyst?

The outcome of the ongoing legal battle between Ripple and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) could be a major driver for XRP’s price movement. The lawsuit, which has dragged on for over three years, recently entered its trial phase.

The SEC alleges that Ripple violated securities laws by conducting certain XRP sales years ago. The regulator seeks a hefty $2 billion fine from the company. Ripple Labs vehemently denies these charges, countering that any potential penalty should be significantly lower, around $10 million.

So far, Ripple has secured three partial victories in court, leading some to anticipate a decisive win in the trial. A favorable outcome for Ripple could trigger a significant rally for XRP, potentially sending ripples throughout the entire cryptocurrency market.

While analyst predictions offer a glimpse into XRP’s potential future, it’s crucial to remember that the cryptocurrency market is inherently volatile. The ongoing lawsuit and broader market conditions will undoubtedly continue to influence XRP’s price in the coming months.

On the Flipside

  • Analyst predictions, even from those with a strong track record, are never guaranteed. Market conditions can change rapidly.
  • Past price movements don’t necessarily guarantee future results. XRP’s growth in 2021 may not be replicated in the coming months.
  • Even if Ripple wins the lawsuit, regulatory scrutiny could continue to dampen investor sentiment toward XRP.

Why This Matters

Despite short-term volatility and a lingering lawsuit, XRP analysts predict significant price increases in the coming months, with some even envisioning a new all-time high. A decisive win for Ripple in court could fuel this surge, potentially sending positive waves throughout the entire cryptocurrency market.

If you liked this article, check out this one on how the legal battle between Ripple and the SEC is causing Ripple to change its business practices:
Why Ripple Decided to Replace XRP with USDT for U.S. Clients

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Author
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.