In the last few days, one of the most prominent fundamental developments in ripple (XRP) has been the launch of the update of xCurrent. The version is 4.0. It will integrate xCurrent with xRapid. As a result, not only the clients will be able to initiate the cross-border payments but they will be able to manage their liquidity better. For some of the clients, the xCurrent version 4.0 has already been unrolled in advance. However, for the rest of the clients, the update has happened pretty recently. The question is whether this integration will actually increase the demand for Ripple (XRP) tokens or not.
Will the integration of xCurrent with xRapid increase the demand for Ripple (XRP) tokens?
Many people think that with the relative stability and the fast recovery of XRP tokens, this is bound to happen in the future. However, the question which remains is whether the current integration will actually help the XRP token owners experience any kind of appreciation. While the hope is certainly that but there are a few other features in the newest versions of xCurrent like multihop and bulk FX which can certainly increase the demand for XRP tokens. It remains to be seen how soon, these are integrated by the various clients of Ripple (XRP).
While this might be a long-term positive but in the shorter term, it might not result in increased demand for the ripple (XRP) tokens.