According to a new report from the independent crypto research group Picolo, Ripple’s token XRP is quite significantly undervalued.
As mentioned by DailyHodl, the report by the firm says that Ripple’s recent third quarter XRP markets Report looks to a further upside at the price of XRP. This is due to a rise in volume for institutional investment. As reported by Ripple over a 480% increase in quarter over quarter institutional direct sales of the third biggest crypto. This is a rise from $16.87 million to $98.06 million.
The companies research also points out to the commercial release of Ripple’s xRapid, which utilises XRP for cross-border payments, as a potential catalyst for a rise in the price of XRP.
“It is important to note that XRP’s value is derived when clients use XRP as a bridge currency on Ripple’s xRapid platform, and not directly from its other products. We derive its fundamental value from two aspects.”
The two aspects in question are the value of cost saving, utilising XRP on xRapid and not including savings derived from xCurrent. The second aspect is the value of locked up liquidity in NOSTRO accounts which could potentially flow into XRP.
“Our analysts derived an intrinsic valuation of $1.75 per XRP token. The estimates used are conservative as it does not include tokens burnt, the growth of Ripple’s market share, value attributed for error reduction and market share of other non-bank financial institutions.”
The company also looks into several risk factors for investors of XRP which includes the potential confusion regarding the difference between XRP and Ripple, concerns about if XRP is a centralised currency due to the fact Ripple owns 60% of the overall supply of the token and the lack of clarity on whether the token will be classified as a security, with several lawsuits being in the pipeline on the matter.
At the current time of writing, XRP is in the green after seeing a 17% over the course of the weekend leaving the price to be $0.54 and an overall market cap of $21,828,022,409 exactly.
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