The price of XRP has spiked 4.92% in the last 24 hours, according to the latest data on CoinMarketCap.
The surge has pushed XRP’s market cap lead over Ethereum to new heights, with XRP maintaining its spot as the second largest cryptocurrency by nearly $2 Billion.
The growing gap between XRP and Ethereum has led to renewed calls from Ripple and XRP supporters asking Binance and other cryptocurrency exchanges to add XRP as a base pair.
In the long run, the move could further reduce the crypto community’s reliance on the price of Bitcoin and Ethereum and make it faster and easier to move coins between exchanges.
There is a good opportunity there to provide more value to your customers. ?#xrp
— C3|Nik (@C3_Nik) November 17, 2018
What's it gonna take for #XRP to decouple from #BTC? Simple: XRP-based trading pairs. The sooner we add more diversity to the crypto space, the safer we'll all be. #Bitcoin shouldn't dictate the outcome of every single project in this industry. #Binance, are you listening?
— Weiss Crypto Ratings (@WeissCrypto) November 16, 2018
The push to add XRP as a base pair on Binance first started back in August.
So far, Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao has not responded for requests to comment about any future base pairs on the leading cryptocurrency exchange, including XRP.
The Crypto Beat