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Differences between Investing vs Trading



Differences between Investing vs Trading

Ripple is a cryptocurrency that runs on the network of the same name, with the XRP code used for the token and the XRPUSD price showing the value of each virtual coin in US dollars. The idea for Ripple came from Jed McCaleb and the network was launched in 2012.

It allows companies and individuals to send money worldwide with minimal fees and waiting time. The system is largely aimed at large, international financial institutions such as banks. More than a hundred banks signed up to Ripple in the first years, but scalability issues with the network mean that the majority of them only use the messaging element of the technology.
Ripple has run into regulatory issues with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over the sale of tokens. This led to XRP being delisted from some exchanges and affected the Ripple price. However, at the time of writing it can still be purchased on several non-US cryptocurrency exchanges.

Ripple price volatility has been an issue with the XRPUSD token throughout most of its history. The total supply is 100 billion coins and 55 billion of them are held in escrow as a way of ensuring stability.
The XRP price has shown much of the volatility seen in the cryptocurrency market in general, with a record surge at the start of 2018 followed by a drop in which the token lost over 90% of its value in just a few months.

From a starting point of less than a cent, the coin rose to close to $4 at one point in early 2018, with massive trading volumes. However, the subsequent fall saw it drop to just $0.26 by September of the same year before it hit $0.12 in March 2020. The Ripple price began a recovery in late 2020, but the ongoing threat of legal action may be one of the reasons that have hampered its climb back to early-2018 levels.

Trading CFDs based on the XRP currency increases the volatility and potential for profits by introducing the concept of leverage to Ripple investing and trading.

In addition, you can buy Ripple directly from a cryptocurrency exchange, although at the time of writing some exchanges don’t offer XRP because of the securities issue in the US. This is a move to consider if you want to benefit from any future XRP price rises, although it also introduces the risk of losing money if the price drops again.

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How to trade Ripple?

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For individual investors, Ripple can be bought and sold on a number of different exchanges using various trading strategies. One popular strategy is to trade Ripple against the Euro (XRP/EUR). This pair represents the value of one Ripple in Euros and can be bought and sold on many major cryptocurrency exchanges. When trading Ripple, it is important to keep an eye on news related to both the digital asset and the Eurozone economy as these can have a big impact on the XRP/EUR pair.

When was Ripple released?

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Released in 2012, Ripple is built on a distributed ledger database that allows for a secure, decentralized way of making and receiving payments. Unlike other digital assets such as Bitcoin, Ripple is not intended to be used as a currency but rather as a means of facilitating payments between different fiat currencies. As such, it is one of the few digital assets that is currently being used by financial institutions for real-world applications.

What is the future of Ripple?

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Although Ripple has been around since 2012, it has only recently gained mainstream attention. Despite this, Ripple has a bright future ahead. The team behind Ripple is constantly working on new projects and partnerships that will increase the use of the Ripple network and XRP.

In addition, many experts believe that Ripple has the potential to revolutionize the way we send money around the world. As a result, there is a lot of excitement around Ripple and its future prospects. So far, Ripple has exceed expectations and it seems likely that this trend will continue in the years to come.

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