Ripple (XRP) breaking free from Bitcoin (BTC), finally
Brad Garlinghouse, Ripple's CEO and founder, stated in a recent interview given that “There is a very high correlation between the price of XRP and the price of bitcoin, but ultimately these are independent open-sourced technologies.” However, this connection is about to come to an end as more and more exchange listings are gradually changing suggesting a drop in Bitcoin pairings instead leaning towards altcoin-fiat pairings. As more and more exchanges continue following this trend, Bitcoin’s dominance as the preferred cryptocurrency-to-cryptocurrency pairing will suffer a big blow. Ripple is up 3.05% over the past 24 hours and is currently trading at $0.541204. It can be bought with fiat dollars, credit, or debit cards at exchanges such as CEX.io and Changelly. It's down over 80% from its all time high of $3.32 back in January. Many feel that it's reached it's bottom and with all of it's partnerships has potential for much higher percentage gains than bitcoin this year.