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Vocal Bitcoin proponent Max Keiser, who is known for his severe criticism of altcoins, has taken to the Twitter/X social media platform to take a jab at XRP and predict an approaching price collapse of the fifth largest cryptocurrency in terms of the market capitalization value.
Over the past few months, Keiser made a similar ultra-bearish prediction about Solana (SOL), also expecting its price to crash. It happened at the very start of January, when SOL faced a 15% drop, falling from $110 to $96 quickly.
Max Keiser bashes XRP
Being a hardcore Bitcoiner, Keiser believes all the other cryptocurrencies in the market to be centralized and expects them to crash against Bitcoin, as well as gold, silver, US dollar and all other assets in the future.
This time, he published a tweet, calling XRP “centralized garbage” and stating that it is “going to $0.01.”
In the summer of 2023, Keiser commented on a tweet published by Ripple supporter and advocate John Deaton, founder of Crypto-Law.US. Deaton’s tweet was about Bitcoin maximalists and the SEC – the Security and Exchange Commission of the US which started a long-running legal process against Ripple Labs in late 2020, claiming XRP to be an unregistered security.
XRP is going down
Keiser then again stated that XRP is too centralized and the fact of the SEC suing Ripple was a proof of that. Bitcoin, as Keiser pointed out, was completely and “uniquely” out of regulators’ reach.
In his other tweets, Keiser often slams ADA, XRP, SOL, and other top cryptocurrencies as securities and founders of Cardano and Solana as scammers.
Since Thursday last week, the Ripple-affiliated cryptocurrency XRP has declined by more than 11%, following Bitcoin, which also crashed on the same day. It first surged on the news of spot Bitcoin ETFs approval by the SEC, along with the rest of the crypto market, but then Bitcoin began a large decline and so did ETH, XRP, SOL, SHIB and other top cryptocurrencies.
On Friday, XRP saw three consecutive red candles, pushing it nearly 5% down to $0.52288. By now, however, the coin has made a slight recovery, exchanging hands at $0.54583.
Keiser has been recently tweeting about Bitcoin that the $220,000 scenario he had predicted earlier is “still in play”.