XRP struggles to overcome $0.50 resistance, SEC vs. Ripple could enter final pretrial conference


  • SEC vs. Ripple lawsuit is likely to enter its final pretrial conference on Tuesday under Judge Sarah Netburn. 
  • XRP holders and proponents anticipate settlement talks between the two parties to avoid the trial phase. 
  • XRP price is struggling to overcome resistance at $0.50, falling to $0.48 on Tuesday. 

XRP is struggling with resistance at $0.50 as Ripple and the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) are gearing up for the final pretrial conference on Tuesday at a New York court. This conference will allow both parties to explore settlement options before the official trial phase begins. The legal calendar shows the date and time, so the conference is planned and may proceed as scheduled.

Daily digest market movers: final pretrial conference could influence XRP price

  • SEC vs. Ripple lawsuit proceedings have acted as a catalyst for XRP price since 2020. The latest development is the final pretrial conference, mentioned in the legal calendar of a New York court, which is expected to begin on Tuesday at 18:00 GMT (14:00 local time).
  • While some XRP holders expect a settlement between the two parties, such an agreement is unlikely if the US regulator decides to appeal the XRP programmatic sales ruling of Judge Analisa Torres. 

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Civil and criminal proceedings calendar

  • On July 13, Judge Analisa Torres ruled that XRP is a non-security in its secondary market sales on exchanges. This programmatic sales ruling, which was widely considered a victory for Ripple, is likely to be appealed by the SEC. 
  • Ashley Prosper, XRP proponent and crypto influencer, shared his insights on why a settlement between the two parties is likely in a recent tweet on X. 
  • It is important to note that the final pretrial conference may or may not lead to a settlement in the lawsuit. 

Technical analysis: XRP struggles to recoup from drop below $0.50

XRP flipped $0.50 support to resistance on Saturday after holding up above this level for nearly six months. If the downside persists, XRP could sweep liquidity below $0.4717, the 23.6% Fibonacci retracement level of the altcoin’s drop from the April 9 top at $0.6431 to the April 13 bottom at $0.4717.

The Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) indicator on the daily chart supports a thesis of further correction since the red histogram bars persist. 

XRP price could find support at the April 13 low of $0.4188 and the weekly support level at $0.4117 if the downside persists. 

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XRP/USDT 1-day chart 

A daily candlestick close above $0.50, a resistance level that is significant to XRP, could invalidate the bearish thesis. XRP price could surge to $0.5310, the 50% Fibonacci retracement level of the aforementioned decline from April 9 to April 13. 

Further up, the altcoin faces resistance at the psychologically important $0.60 level in its path to the April 9 local top at $0.6431.

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