What is the reason for the increase in the price of XRP today?

XRP has seen a price surge of more than 10% today, with speculation about Ripple potentially unveiling its IPO intentions during the Swell conference scheduled for this week in Dubai.

What is the reason for the increase in the price of XRP today?

The price of XRP has experienced a notable increase, rising over 10% on November 6, reaching nearly $0.72, which is the highest it has been in three months.

This surge in XRP's price is attributed to several factors:

1. Grayscale's Spot ETF Application: The upward trend in XRP's price began on October 19 when Grayscale, a New York investment firm, refiled its application to convert its Bitcoin trust into a spot ETF with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). This move generated optimism in the crypto market.

XRP/USD daily price chart. Source: TradingView

2. Market Capitalization Gain: Since then, XRP's price has risen by nearly 45%, surpassing Cardano to become the fourth-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization as of November 6.

3. Regulatory Approval: XRP's bullish momentum was further boosted when it received regulatory approval in the Dubai International Financial Centre's free trade zone, allowing financial institutions in the DIFC to conduct transactions in XRP tokens.

4. Ripple's Swell Conference: XRP's price surge anticipates Ripple's Swell conference on November 8-9 in Dubai, with rumors circulating that the blockchain payment firm might announce its plans for an Initial Public Offering (IPO) during the event.

5. Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) Project: Ripple received a significant boost when The National Bank of Georgia selected it for the development of the digital lari, the country's central bank digital currency project.

6. Whale Accumulation: XRP's price rally coincided with a notable accumulation of XRP by its wealthiest investors, as addresses with holdings ranging from 100,000 to 1 billion XRP tokens reached their highest level in November 2023.

XRP whale accumulation in recent months (the yellow wave). Source: Santiment

7. Social Dominance: The social dominance of XRP, measuring its mentions across crypto-oriented social media in comparison to the top 50 cryptocurrencies, reached its highest levels since July 2023.

8. Derivative Market Activity: XRP's derivative market also saw modest gains, with the cryptocurrency's open interest (OI) increasing by nearly 13.5% in the past 24 hours, though it remains below the levels seen following the SEC vs. Ripple court decision in July.

9. Technical Analysis: From a technical standpoint, XRP's price is viewed as having the potential for a final upward push before a possible correction. A target of $0.90 is being considered, although this could push the weekly relative strength index (RSI) into an overbought zone, potentially leading to a correction with a downside target near $0.55.

It's important to note that the price of XRP is influenced by a combination of market events, news, and investor sentiment, making it subject to fluctuations and rapid changes.