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Ripple (XRP) Loses Its Shine as Solana, Polkadot Gain Ground

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Updated by Bary Rahma
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In Brief

  • XRP is noting the formation of a death cross that could result in a decline to $0.54.
  • Price indicators RSI and MACD are both signaling bearishness at the moment.
  • Institutional investors are favoring Solana (SOL) and Polkadot (DOT) over Ripple.
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Ripple (XRP) price has been largely observing a downtrend after posting the year-to-date highs last month.

However, by the looks of it, this downtrend will likely continue going forward, as indicated by these investors.

Ripple Loses Institutional Interest

XRP price over the past year was largely affected by the inflows and outflows of the institutional investment. This year, however, the situation is significantly different. Ripple can be seen losing interest of these institutions, which has seemingly shifted to other altcoins, according to the CoinShares report.

The likes of Polkadot (DOT) and Solana (SOL) have noted much higher inflows over the past month than XRP. DOT inflows amounted to $13.6 million for the month of March; SOL noted $24.9 million flowing in from institutions, while XRP stood at just $3.8 million.

Ripple Institutional Inflows.
Crypto Institutional Inflows. Source: CoinShares

This bearishness is also reflected in the price indicators Relative Strength Index (RSI) and Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD).

RSI is a momentum oscillator measuring the speed and change of price, indicating overbought and oversold conditions. MACD, on the other hand, is a trend-following momentum indicator that is used to identify bullish and bearish trends.

Both are currently in their respective bearish zones and could continue to remain there, given the threat of a death cross on XRP.

XRP RSI and MACD. Source: TradingView

XRP Price Prediction: Death Cross

XRP price trading at $0.58 is noting the formation of a death cross on the 12-hour chart. A death cross is bearish and occurs when a short-term 50-day Exponential Moving Average (EMA) crosses below a long-term 200-day EMA.

This signals a potential shift to a bearish trend for XRP, which might fail to reclaim $0.58 as support and drop to $0.54.

Read More: Ripple (XRP) Price Prediction 2024/2025/2030

XRP Price Chart
XRP Price Chart. Source: TradingView

But if the $0.58 level is flipped into a support floor, the XRP would be able to climb back beyond $0.60 to invalidate the bearish thesis.

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Aaryamann Shrivastava
As a Mass Media (Journalism) graduate, my journey into cryptocurrency journalism has evolved into a distinguished role as an On-Chain Analyst over the past two and a half years. Collaborating with industry-leading media companies like FXStreet, AMBCrypto, and FXEmpire, I’ve delved deeply into the intricate realms of Crypto and Blockchain, crafting over 2,500 meticulously curated SEO-focused articles. Driven by a commitment to excellence, I remain steadfast in delivering the highest caliber...