Ripple’s native token, XRP, emerged as one of the best-performing cryptos over the course of the last quarter of 2023 as it turned around its trading volumes in an upbeat way and added a double-digit surge to its price performance.
Ripple’s quarterly XRP Markets Report underscores a massive turnaround for the digital asset, reporting that the daily trading volume jumped to $600 million, up from the lows of 75-100% in Q3. The increase in XRP was in line with a general tendency on the market, concerning the larger trading volumes also recorded in Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) in the given period, rising by 88% and 140%, respectively.
XRP Market Dynamics
The quarterly report points out a recent legal win for the company against the SEC, boosting faith in XRP’s legal status. On July 13, 2023, a U.S. court decided that XRP isn’t a security under federal law. This was a significant victory for Ripple against the SEC’s claims.
Even with the win, Ripple has committed to compliance and transparency, acknowledging the obligation to remediate certain historical sales considered investment contracts. As the legal process evolves, Ripple and the SEC will come to the “remedies” stage which will entail a conversation on how to resolve the issue of institutional sales.
Ripple, on the other hand, has seen a lot of progress on the regulatory front, with licenses in major markets like Singapore and Ireland, apart from compliance with the various regulatory frameworks. This regulatory clarity further fosters Ripple and, in essence, opens the path to an even greater adoption of XRP in the markets of the world.
The report has also outlined the growing landscape of the XRP Ledger. In Q4, the validator voting process commenced for XLS-30, introducing a non-custodial automated market maker (AMM) as a native feature to the XRPL’s decentralized exchange (DEX).
This amendment aims to enhance liquidity and market efficiency, leveraging XRPL’s inherent low transaction fees and speed advantages. This amendment is meant to increase liquidity and market efficiency by way of the inherent low transaction fee and its inherent speed advantage.
Heading into the future, 2024 is supposed to be a landmark year for the cryptocurrency market as long-awaited ETFs are given the green light, signaling increasing institutional interest in digital assets. For Ripple’s native token, as well as the entire crypto space, the future is looking very promising, as the company keeps on struggling with regulatory challenges to stay committed to compliance.
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