If you ask a bunch of market technical analysis experts what matters most, you’re sure to get a single answer from all of them: the price. Of a commodity, an asset, a currency, a stock, you name it. That applies to most of the Ripple’s XRP enthusiasts and any other cryptocurrency trader, too. Price is king because that’s how traders make money, by watching the price in a market go up and down, identify trends, buying at the right time and selling at the right time as well. Timing would be the second most important thing. That’s the game in technical analysis.
But any expert worth his or her salt will also tell you this: price and value are different things. If you want to make money by following prices, then the technical analysis is for you. If you want to make money by assessing value, then there’s another discipline called “fundamental analysis” that will help you.
Fortunes have been made using both tools, separately or in tandem. Take Warren Buffet. He’s made a fortune by identifying a value that’s underpriced, buying it and waiting until the market realizes its error and rectifies it, thus driving prices up.
Why are we telling you all this? Well, basically because Ripple’s XRP is very cheap now ($0.3493 as we write) but also because it’s valuable. A fundamental analysis published a couple of weeks ago estimated XRP’s real value to be of around $1.7 USD, which is five times its current price. How is that possible?
It all comes down to usefulness. XRP is useful. Maybe not to you or me directly (though that is changing quickly) but for banks all around the world, remittance services, and other financial institutions. Because it is so useful, it’s bound to be adopted massively and to be demanded in high volumes.
Ripple’s goal has been to create blockchain-based software and technologies that can eliminate all or most of the friction inherent in settling international payments. That’s been its mission for years, and its persuaded many among the largest banks in the world to jump in the wagon. With Ripple’s way of doing things, the banks don’t need to hold foreign currencies to transfer money across borders.
What they do is to use Ripple’s ledger, use their local currency to buy XRP, send those XRP to the bank on the other side of the transfer. That bank then exchanges the XRP tokens for its local currency and thus the deal is done. The whole process takes fewer than five minutes and the fee is of fractions of a cent.
If you’re used to buying goods on Amazon, or elsewhere on the internet that’s not too impressive, because online payments are usually very quick. But if you have ever needed to wire money abroad you’ll know that the process is quite painful.
It needs a lot of red tapes, it takes at least three days to be settled and is very expensive (usually 25 USD flat per transfer or a percentage of the quantity sent), and it’s not as reliable as it should be. That’s why remittance services such as Western Union or Moneygram have been so successful (and they are also either using or piloting programs to use XRP).
So now you know. XRP maybe cheap yet. But it’s valuable, and the market more likely will pick up before you know it.
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XNO Token of Xeno NFT Hub listed on Bithumb Korea Exchange
Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 25th January, 2021, // ChainWire //
Xeno Holdings Limited (xno.live ), a blockchain solutions company based in Hong Kong, has announced the listing of its ecosystem utility token XNO on the ‘Bithumb Korea’ cryptocurrency exchange on January 21st 2021.
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The Xeno NFT Hub project team includes former members of the technology project Yosemite X based in San Francisco and professionals such as Gabby Dizon who is a games industry expert and NFT space influencer based in Southeast Asia.
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Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 24th December, 2020, // ChainWire //
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My Crypto Heroes Announces Issuance of MCH Governance Token
Tokyo, Japan, 24th November, 2020, // ChainWire //
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My Crypto Heroes is a blockchain-based game for PC and Mobile. It allows users to collect historic heroes and raise them for battle in a Crypto World. Officially released on November 30th, 2018, MCH has recorded the most transactions and daily active users than any other blockchain game in the world.
What is MCH Coin?
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