CryptoBuzz: Why Bitcoin, Ethereum & XRP Will Rally Despite Covid-19 Led Recession?

By Dalmas Ngetich
Published April 30, 2020 Updated April 30, 2020
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CryptoBuzz: Why Bitcoin, Ethereum & XRP Will Rally Despite Covid-19 Led Recession?

By Dalmas Ngetich
Published April 30, 2020 Updated April 30, 2020

There is something special about Bitcoin and crypto. First off, it doesn’t require government intervention and Brrrr for the ship to steady. When the USD skyrocketed–wreaking emerging currencies and temporarily Bitcoin, it only took roughly 40 days for the world most valuable digital asset to reverse the single day loss of Mar 12. And it is now throbbing even higher.

Together with Ethereum (ETH) and Ripple (XRP), the top three digital assets are up roughly 15 percent in the last week, clearing major resistance hurdles and spurring FOMO.


It could be because of Bitcoin halving and the expected fireworks—which if history leads pours cold water on traders’ rationale, or the nearing ETH 2.0 mainnet launch that’s cementing ETH bulls, and the increasing partners of Ripple, but there is more than what meets the eye.

1. The Surge of Stablecoins and Possibly injection in Bitcoin

Behind Bitcoin’s resurgence and 15 percent gain in the last week is the expectation from the trading community. Bitcoin halving is huge and with an emission shock on the cards, the resulting supply decrease with constant demand will most likely drive prices higher.

But it is also about the intrinsic properties of Bitcoin that places it ahead of the fold. The world is increasingly uncertain and as central banks intervene, fiat capabilities are watered. The shift to crypto can be gauged by the flow of funds to stablecoins which in the last six months has doubled from $4.6 billion to $9 billion.

Institutional traders it seems are well positioned to catch the loose chippings and add to their longs. As stablecoins act as conduits to the crypto world, the accumulation reveals the confidence of the space, a factor that spur demands and hence Bitcoin bulls.

2. The Promise of Ethereum 2.0 and Network Perfect Decentralization

On the other hand, Ethereum bulls are also vibrant. The correlation between BTC and ETH could explain the pump but there are other fundamental reasons.

The launch of ETH 2.0 mainnet following the validation of the genesis block on the Topaz TestNet is no doubt a source of confidence.

If Ethereum cracks this, it will tighten its grip around the crown as a leader in smart contracting. However, other details emerge that Ethereum is almost as decentralized as Bitcoin from the Proof-of-Work perspective.

If the Topaz TestNet can be used as a basis, Ethereum will also be decentralized once Proof-of-Stake will be implemented as over 22,000 validators have subscribed.

3. Binance, Ripple Foothold in South East Asia

Meanwhile, XRP traders’ apathy seems to be over. In less than two months after hitting 2020 lows of 10 cents, prices have more than doubled to 21 cents. The spot rates. Technically, there is a case for more traders to pour in and buy the dips as losses of early March has also been reversed.

On the bright side, unconfirmed reports of Binance eventually using the XRPL ledger for transfers have resurfaced two years after it was first floated.

Besides, Binance through Binance KR has a presence in SE Asia, a focal point for Ripple. Notably, Ripple has also partnered with three South Korean remittance firms. Any form of coalition or XRP being listed at Binance KR may eventually build solid grounds for a partnership.

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Dalmas Ngetich
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Dalmas is a very active cryptocurrency content creator and highly regarded technical analyst. He’s passionate about blockchain technology and the futuristic potential of cryptocurrencies and enjoys the opportunity to help educate bitcoin enthusiasts through his writing insights and coin price chart analysis. Follow him at @dalmas_ngetich

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