The third largest cryptocurrency by market value, XRP, had its price increased by 32% in just the last 24 hours, reaching US $ 0.41. This is its highest price since July 30, 2019.
With a market cap of $ 18.73 billion, XRP today exceeds the market value of the dollar-based stablecoin Tether ($ 18.31).
Although liquidity, that is, the ease in trading the asset without losing much with the spread, has been in decline practically the whole year, now it is showing a high again, according to the Liquidity Index Bot.
On large international exchanges, XRP's liquidity has increased by 67%, meaning a very positive change for token holders.
Altseason coming up?
With Bitcoin exceeding R $ 100,000 in Brazil and bulls looking for the maximum in dollars, the main altcoins in the market are accompanying and benefiting traders with a new bull market.
As we can see on the homepage of the Coingolive cryptocurrency data aggregator, Bitcoin was the least up on Saturday. The biggest increases expressed by XRP, Cardano, Bitcoin Cash and EOS.
At the same time, Ethereum, the second largest crypto in market value, is easily overcoming the $ 500 mark. Which leads traders to question whether this would be the start of a new altseason.
According to Coindesk, XRP and other altcoins may be climbing in reaction to a rule proposed by the U.S. Currency Controlling Office that would ban banks from 'boycotting' legal industries – including, presumably, cryptocurrency companies.
The proposal would be excellent news for exchanges and other companies in the sector, which often have to struggle to open or maintain bank accounts in the USA. In Brazil, the scenario is similar and the matter is discussed in a process at the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE).