Ripple (XRP)Ripple is currently selling for $0.574585, putting the coin down 3.80% in the past 24 hours. A lot has been going on with Ripple lately, yet the news isn't helping XRP's growth right now. The coin looks like it may continue dropping for the next few hours, based on CoinMarketCap's chart data. XRP is joining the digital payments startup Uphold. Uphold will now support the buying and trading of Ripple. XRP will be able to be exchanged without fees and will be able to be traded with any of Uphold's existing offerings, which include seven cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin and Ethereum, along with 23 fiat currencies, and even four precious metals. Uphold is also planning to allow direct deposits and withdrawals of XRP, which is set to launch in the next few weeks. In other news, Ripple donated $29 million in XRP to DonorsChoose.org to help fund school supplies for students in the U.S. public school system. There was much hype around this, the news even ending up on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) March 28, 2018Despite all this, Ripple is currently trending down with much of the rest of the crypto market. Why? Well, Ripple's donation is great, but unlikely something that will get people buying XRP. As for the Uphold news, which you would think would be encouraging to buyers, this might be something that has more of a long-term effect on Ripple's price. But I suppose we can only wait and see. >> Read about the Ripple Futures