Ripple surges past $2, people are scrambling to buy

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In December Ripple took off and has surged past the $2 mark. One of the most frequently asked questions we are getting is where can people buy Ripple. In the month of December 2017, Ripple has surged from $0.25 to over $2 and a market capitalization of $10 billion USD to $90 billion.

Ripple forecast for 2018

Looking at longforecast.com on the price of Ripple for the short and long term we see:

  • End of January: $4.85
  • End of 2018: $8.48

Coinbase could double price of Ripple

Coinbase in December added Bitcoin Cash for trading which sent the price of BCH soaring. With talks that Coinbase will be adding Ripple soon, many people are speculating that Ripple could see a similar boost when Coinbase does make that announcement.

Where to buy Ripple

Ripple isn't available on all exchanges yet but certainly some of the biggest ones around. Some exchanges that do carry it are:

Ripple in the news

It's worth noting that South Korea has clamped down on most cryptocurrencies which has affected the price of Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash however Ripple has been on the rise as they are announcing more partnerships with South Korean and Japanese banks. This news is accelerating the interest in Ripple and it's getting more people to learn about what it is and how's it is different than Bitcoin. Ripple has hit the $3 mark and is not far off from the $4 mark which would make Ripple owners very happy.

About Ripple (XRP)

Ripple (XRP) was released in 2012 and is a cryptocurrency that aims to be the mainstream payment system that connects with banks. A short list of banking partners includes RBC, Santander, BMO, UBS, American Express, CIBC and BBVA.

From the ripple.com website:

Ripple connects banks, payment providers, digital asset exchanges and corporates via RippleNet to provide one frictionless experience to send money globally.

To learn more about ripple visit the Wikipedia page on Ripple here.

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