The Ripple price (XRP/USD) has dropped below the $0.70 mark on Monday, failing to hold gains posted in yesterday’s late afternoon session.
The digital currency enjoyed a mostly positive trading session on Sunday, especially in the afternoon, when it managed to break above the $0.70 mark. However, the cryptocurrency did not have enough momentum to further its advance, which stopped at $0.704. The digital coin finished the session at $0.702, up from its opening level of $0.677.
While Ripple’s performance in today’s trading has been marked by frequent price fluctuations, the cryptocurrency was able to stay around the $0.70 level in the morning part of the session. However, the situation has since changed, as the Ripple price has seen a significant decline in the afternoon. At the time of writing, the Ripple price was hovering around $0.69, according to data from cryptocurrency tracker Coinmarketcap.
Recent data also shows that Ripple continues to experience subdued market activity. Just over $280 million worth of XRP tokens have changed hands in the past 24 hours, which is comparable to the $275.6 million of XRP trades processed by global cryptocurrency exchanges on Sunday.
The world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, OKEx, has captured 14.9% of the 24-hour volume. Japanese platform Bitbank remains a close second with 14.5%, while South Korea’s Bithumb exchange is the third-most popular XRP trading venue with nearly 12%.
In today’s trading, the Ripple price stood at $0.691, as of 14:01 BST. The digital coin has gained 0.9% in the past 24 hours, Coinmarketcap data shows. The coin’s total market capitalisation currently stands at $27.1 billion, which makes it the third most valuable digital currency on the market, behind Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH).
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