Today I am trying to look at this rationally and base it off what XRP has done in the past, "The Standard" if you will.
I see two possibilities here, the first is that we are matching the false bottom brought about by Ripple (the company) tweeting out 3, 2, 1 over three consecutive days last summer. This pumped the price up and was their first announcement of "Swell" the XRP conference where bankers like Ben Bernanke spoke. Bill Clinton is on the roster this year. My guess is this huge spike is in anticipation of an announcement at Swell 2018, which either could happen or it will be a "buy the rumor sell the news" event. either way i am watching closely and if a gets painted, we might have a bottom (see the possibility 2 shape on the chart).
I also would like to point out the similarities of the end of this break out to the summer 2017 (see circles). It aligns very well and though I want this to be an alt season as much as the next guy/girl... it doesnt seem like its time yet. The is starting to curl, and the is a bit over bought.
Also, take a look at XRPUSD and XRPUSD shorts , it appears not very many people are in the short position right now, another indicator that there is room to fall.
Keep an eye on October 1st as the decision point. Last year Swell resulted in a sell off. Personally, I am sitting in USD, but XRP never ceases to amaze with the vertical price movements it has the ability to make on its standard pump and dump cycles.
Not investment advice, just observations. Good luck trading.
Keep in mind that this is the first bump of significance on a top 10 coin and people have been lying in wait for something... anything to jump into for some dope gainz.