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XRP locked in AMM pools nears 4.5 million mark, Ripple awaits SEC response in lawsuit

  • Ripple locked in liquidity pools on the Automated Market Maker crossed 4.5 million on Monday. 
  • SEC vs. Ripple lawsuit to see filing from the regulator by May 6 deadline. 
  • XRP touches high of $0.53, climbs towards $0.57 target is likely. 

Ripple (XRP) closed above $0.52 on Sunday and resumed its climb on Monday, May 6. Sentiment among market participants is positive as traders await Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) response filing and XRP locked in Automated Market Maker (AMM) liquidity pools crosses 4.31 million. 

Daily Digest Market Movers: Ripple holders positive on Monday, led by these catalysts

  • Ripple holders are awaiting the SEC’s response filing by the May 6 deadline. 
  • The SEC alleges Ripple of unregistered securities sale and has asked the court to levy a $2 billion fine on the payment remittance firm. 
  • The financial regulator and Ripple are arguing on what the latter labels “new expert materials,” and the SEC defends as facts and statements from SEC Assistant Accountant Andrea Fox.
  • Ripple defended its motion to “strike new expert materials” and the SEC is expected to file its response on Monday. 
  • The court is expected to rule on the matter of the penalties imposed on the payment firm in May. 
  • Another key catalyst influencing XRP price is AMM on the XRPLedger that offers a passive income to participants. 
  • Data from XRPscan shows that over 4.31 million XRP tokens have been staked in liquidity pools on the AMM. This marks an important milestone for Ripple and the rise in staked XRP shows rising confidence among XRP holders. 


Total XRP Locked in AMM

Technical analysis: XRP likely to climb towards $0.57 in upward trend

Ripple closed above $0.52 on Sunday. The altcoin resumed its upward trend on Monday, hitting a high of $0.53, at the time of writing. XRP is making steady progress towards its April 22 peak of $0.57. The altcoin faces resistance at $0.55, the 61.8% Fibonacci retracement level of the decline from April 9 top of $0.6431 to April 13 low of $0.4188. 

The Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) indicator shows green histogram bars above the neutral line, combined with the recent crossover of MACD above the signal line, it supports XRP price recovery.


XRP/USDT 1-day chart 

XRP price needs to close above $0.53, the 50% Fibonacci retracement level of the decline between April 9 and 13, to sustain its uptrend. A close below this level could invalidate the bullish thesis and XRP could dip to support at $0.4868, a level that acted as support on the weekly time frame. 

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