Main navigation

Ripple's XRP Is Undergoing ‘Popcorn’ Rally: Peter Brandt

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 15:46
article image
Alex Dovbnya
Trading veteran Peter Brandt resorts to conceptual metaphors in order to describe what is happening to XRP
Ripple's XRP Is Undergoing ‘Popcorn’ Rally: Peter Brandt
Cover image via U.Today
Read U.TODAY on
Google News

Peter Brandt, a trading veteran who famously predicted that Bitcoin’s price would tank after reaching $20,000, now claims that Ripple’s XRP is undergoing a so-called ‘popcorn’ rally. In plain words, it means that XRP’s potential price surge will be a flash in the pan.

Bitcoin, XRP Show Significant Gains as Crypto Market Adds $12 Bln in Just Two Days

Conceptual metaphors and crypto trading

Brandt compares the third-biggest digital asset by market capitalization to the highly volatile process of a corn kernel popping. After reaching the top of the pan, the corn kernel immediately falls down. Similarly, according to Brandt, XRP won’t be able to keep its momentum going. However, one Twitter user was quick to point out that such ‘popcorn rallies’ will build the necessary support until the pan gets filled with corns.

Brandt’s earlier XRP prediction  

As reported by U.Today, Brandt recently claimed that XRP was 'coiling up'. He clarified that this expression only pertains to the volatility of a given stock. Hence, it isn’t an indicator of a significant price uptick. The famed trader also predicted that Stellar (XLM), which powers IBM’s new cross-border payment system, will be worthless.

article image
About the author

Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets, can be contacted at