Since my last crypto post less than a month ago, I mentioned focusing on some of the other coins since Bitcoin was getting all of the attention. Since then, Bitcoin is down 12%, and all of the others are up hugely, including Ripple up over 800% !
I think it's too risky to jump into Ripple now. The altcoins have skyrocketed as people have been viewing them as "cheaper" alternatives to Bitcoin. The sentiment has shifted very quickly, and because of that as well as other reasons, I believe that the value is now in Bitcoin. I think the overall upward trend in cryptocurrency is going to continue in 2018 and we will see a $1 trillion market cap soon enough.