Then, however, Bitcoin’s unprecedented flash crash sent shockwaves throughout the crypto markets, leading XRP and other major altcoins to plummet significantly.
Despite this overt short-term bearishness, one analyst is noting that XRP has been able to reclaim a key multi-year support that it recently dipped below, showing that another massive uptrend could be imminent.
XRP Inches Higher as Bitcoin Shows Signs of Recovering
At the time of writing, XRP is trading up just under 1% at its current price of $0.275, which marks a slight climb from recent lows of $0.26 that were set at the bottom of its recent selloff.
It is imperative to note that the embattled crypto has been severely underperforming Bitcoin in the time following its recent drop, as BTC has been able to climb from lows of $9,200 to highs of $9,700.
In the near-term, $0.30 remains the key region that analysts are watching, as a sustained flip above this level is critical in order for the crypto to incur a sustainable uptrend.
Some analysts, however, still remain wary of the cryptocurrency’s mid-term outlook.
Bitcoin Jack – a popular cryptocurrency trader and commentator – explained in a recent tweet that he thinks $0.20 seems like a decent entry point.
“$0.20 for $XRP would be nice,” he concisely stated.
$0.20 for $XRP would be nice
— //Bitcoin 𝕵ack (@BTC_JackSparrow) February 20, 2020
A drop to these levels wouldn’t be unprecedented, as it was trading here just under one-month ago.
Could Bull’s Defense of this Key Level Spark an Intense Uptrend?
One recent development that is counting in bull’s favor is the fact that XRP’s rally over the past few weeks has allowed it to recapture a key support level that it had lost during its drop to lows of $0.18.
Caltrades, a popular cryptocurrency analyst on Twitter, spoke about this occurance in a recent tweet, telling his followers that another bounce at this key multi-year support at roughly $0.25 could confirm a bullish inverse head and shoulders pattern.
“XRP fell through a 2 year support but bounced and just smashed straight through it. I think a lot are underestimating the importance of this. If we get a pull back into this 2 year support again I think it will catapult XRP higher very, very quickly,” he explained.
$XRP fell through a 2 year support but bounced and just smashed straight through it.
I think a lot are underestimating the importance of this.
If we get a pull back into this 2 year support again I think it will catapult XRP higher very, very quickly. pic.twitter.com/yZU2BHEfns
— Cal (@caltrades_) February 20, 2020
If XRP sees some slightly further downside from its current price levels but posts a strong defense of this multi-year support level, it could soon start a massive uptrend that leads it to set fresh year-to-date highs.
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