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Market Veterans Share Thoughts On XRP Decoupling from Bitcoin (BTC)

In a recent CryptoLaw interview, Raoul Pal discussed the potential for XRP and other altcoins to deviate from Bitcoin’s traditional market cycles. He highlighted the connection between the overall cryptocurrency market, including XRP and Ethereum, and Bitcoin’s price fluctuations.

John Deaton, the host of the CryptoLaw show and a pro-crypto lawyer, underscored the validation of his prediction about XRP’s price surge to $1 by the pivotal court ruling from Judge Analisa Torres.

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He had foreseen this rally, noting that achieving new highs for XRP hinged on a broader bull run led by Bitcoin. After the non-security ruling, XRP’s value surged to $0.93, yet in August, it quickly lost these gains due to a lack of support from Bitcoin and the overall market.

This incident highlights the correlation between XRP trends and Bitcoin price fluctuations. Although XRP dissociated the most from typical cycle trends over the past 60 days, its price is still highly associated with the market trends.

Deaton queried Pal on XRP and other tokens detaching from Bitcoin’s influence. Pal stated that there would be no such decoupling. He stressed that all of the market’s assets are impacted by the Bitcoin cycle, which acts as the macrocycle.

Pal attributes the trend to the 2008 financial crisis and the subsequent global adoption of stable three to five-year debt terms due to a zero-interest rate policy. He contends that debt refinancing cycles propel Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, and other assets.

According to Pal, the interplay of the four-year market cycle, economic volatility, and interest rates foster a synchronized environment where assets, including XRP, move in unison.

Macro Spring and Summer Cycle

Pal distinguished between two additional market cycles, “Macro Spring” and “Macro Summer.” The early phases of a bull market, when growth is stabilizing and inflation is beginning to drop, are known as Macro Spring.

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Like the early phases of a bond market rise where treasuries lead, Bitcoin (BTC) typically outperforms other assets.

Pal clarified that the current shift from Macro Crypto Spring to Macro Crypto Summer indicates the arrival of the alt season. The altcoin season begins when investors move further into the risk curve as confidence grows and liquidity rises.


Usually, this stage begins with premium tokens and then broadens to encompass a broader range of cryptocurrencies. Pal claims that this shift is underway. He said by 2025, he expects a boom in which “everything goes up ridiculously.”

Despite the recent decline in the prices of major cryptocurrencies, Pal’s pattern has persisted throughout numerous market cycles, and only time will confirm his predictions.

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Tobi Loba
Tobi Loba
Tobi Loba is a passionate writer with a vast interest in the stock market. She joined the crypto ecosystem about three years ago and has written lots of ebooks and articles in relation to cryptocurrency and blockchain projects. Tobi Loba earned her degree at the University of Ibadan.

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