“Ripple's [XRP] rise has actually been a long time in coming. The currency has been signing the partnerships with mainstream financial institutions that many traders have said will lead to a significant price rise for many months. However, the price has remained stubbornly low and even fallen slightly. Much of this may have been due to the speculative bubble that built and collapsed around Bitcoin around the same time. The bad publicity that Bitcoin attracted following the severe correction that it suffered in the early months of 2018 caused many other cryptocurrencies to be tarred with the same brush. This is despite the fact that Ripple [XRP] has taken an entirely different approach to its potential market and expects banks and other players to do the heavy lifting when it comes to getting customers to use it.”Has Ripple finally shifted its bad reputation, through its commitment to ensuring its technology is adopted into the mainstream? Quite possibly. We’ve never really considered Ripples past reputation before, we have always approached Ripple XRP as a future currency and therefore have always looked ahead of where Ripple stands. But actually, it’s previous drought is something we shouldn’t ignore. So, to answer the question, perhaps Ripple’s own mistakes, are behind their current success? If you’re interested, you can see the full article by Oracle Times here- https://oracletimes.com/ripple-xrp-to-break-the-resistance/ Overall, Ripple still remains a currency for the future, it is not a currency for huge investment returns, nor does Ripple promise to make huge gains in a short period of time. Ripple does however promise to spearhead cryptocurrency adoption. There real success comes from them offering so much more than just a simple decentralised cryptocurrency trading platform. Their aspirations are the future and that, is driving Ripples success.