XRP, one of the top ten cryptocurrencies by market capitalization, has been making waves with an impressive 64% surge since the beginning of the year, outpacing its major competitors.
CoinGecko reveals that XRP’s meteoric rise has left other top cryptocurrencies in the dust. Notably, XRP has outperformed Ethereum (ETH), Cardano (ADA), Binance Coin (BNB), Dogecoin (DOGE), and The Open Network (TON), solidifying its position as a crypto contender to watch.
Top 10 crypto performance, year-to-date
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In a surprising twist, four of these top-ten altcoins have posted negative returns since the year’s inception despite the overall crypto market performing exceptionally well. ADA, DOGE, BNB, and TON have seen declines of 20%, 13%, 8%, and 1%, respectively.
BNB’s struggle is further compounded by the legal challenges faced by Binance. The lawsuit by the SEC against Binance and its CEO, Changpeng Zhao (CZ), has added to these difficulties.
On the flip side, other cryptocurrencies within the top 10 have been thriving in the current market conditions. Solana (SOL), Bitcoin (BTC), and Chainlink (LINK) have led the race with triple-digit gains of 214%, 106%, and 105%, respectively. Tron (TRX) and Ether (ETH) have also enjoyed significant 70% and 50% increases.
XRP’s Striking Rise And Legal Milestones
XRP’s stellar performance can be attributed to Ripple’s successful efforts in achieving regulatory clarity for the cryptocurrency. In July, XRP saw substantial gains following a U.S. District Court ruling that clarified secondary asset sales did not constitute securities transactions.
The bullish momentum for XRP received an additional boost when the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently withdrew related cases against Ripple executives Brad Garlinghouse and Chris Larsen.
As investors eagerly await a comprehensive resolution, XRP, which surged to $0.93 on the positive news, has retraced to its current market price of $0.55.
The crypto world now watches with bated breath to see if the lingering legal battles between Ripple and the SEC can finally be put to rest in the coming months.
XRP’s resurgence has not only rekindled hope among its enthusiasts. It has also sent a clear signal that amidst the crypto market’s ups and downs, opportunities for significant gains remain a tantalizing possibility.
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