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AMP price prediction: A struggling collateral token

By Raphael Sanis

11:52, 13 September 2022

The AMP logo on a pink coin
Investors lock in AMP as collateral to guarantee instant settlement for their transactions – Photo: Shutterstock

Crypto investors often find themselves torn between security and speed. AMP is a collateral token that is promising both.

Yet investors appear reluctant to the cryptocurrency solution, as AMP was down 28% over the 30 days to 13 September.

What is AMP?

Amp is a cryptocurrency platform that was designed to give investors fast and efficient trades. Its unique solution is the AMP collateral cryptocurrency, which allows for instant settlement and secure transactions.

Investors collateralise their AMP tokens when sending an asset. While the funds are sent instantly, the amp is held in “escrow by a collateral manager”.  Then, once the transaction is completely settled, the Amp is released and investors are able to complete the process again.

Amp is hoping to solve the pull between prioritising security and prioritising speed. Investors are now able to complete the fast transactions that are necessary for real-life situations, but without jeopardising security.

Its documentation said: “By serving as collateral for asset transfers, Amp provides speed without compromising on security. In essence, Amp becomes a universal clearing layer for transfers and unlocks assets that would otherwise require waiting for confirmations before being put to use.”

The use cases for AMP

In its documentation, Amp has listed several real-world utility for its platform. First, it is being used by payment networks, such as Flexa, for “instant, fraud-free payments to merchants”. These apps stake AMP for the user to ensure instant settlement for its users.

AMP is also being used by decentralised finance protocols, including Chainlink (LINK), Loopring (LRC), and Flux (FLUX).

The documentation continued: “This has further diversified the current and future uses for Amp, and effectively increases its collateral quality.”

AMP’s past performance

AMP launched on 11 September at $0.009 and saw a bearish first few months. It dropped to its all-time low of $0.0007 on 17 November.

AMP/USD price chart, all-time performance

Source: CoinMarketCap

However, it managed to turn this trend around as it entered the new year. The token climbed above its launch price in February and peaked at $0.046 on 14 February.

It soared even higher over the following months. On 18 April, AMP reached a high of $0.064. It continued to break its own price records and peaked at $0.077 on 7 May.

XRP/USD

0.55 Price
-1.350% 1D Chg, %
Long position overnight fee -0.0753%
Short position overnight fee 0.0069%
Overnight fee time 22:00 (UTC)
Spread 0.01168

ADA/USD

0.59 Price
-0.940% 1D Chg, %
Long position overnight fee -0.0753%
Short position overnight fee 0.0069%
Overnight fee time 22:00 (UTC)
Spread 0.00645

BTC/USD

51,057.55 Price
-1.320% 1D Chg, %
Long position overnight fee -0.0616%
Short position overnight fee 0.0137%
Overnight fee time 22:00 (UTC)
Spread 106.00

ETH/USD

2,947.37 Price
-1.450% 1D Chg, %
Long position overnight fee -0.0616%
Short position overnight fee 0.0137%
Overnight fee time 22:00 (UTC)
Spread 6.00

AMP hit its all-time high of $0.12 on 16 June. This came after its listing on the Coinbase (COIN) exchange.

Despite experiencing a few price surges over the rest of 2021, it saw an overall downward trend. AMP dropped below $0.05 in September and fell to the $0.02 mark in Janaury 2022.

This bear market proved difficult for the collateral token. It plummeted below its launch price in June. More recently, it dropped to a 52-week low of $0.0054 on 7 September.

At the time of writing, on 13 September, AMP was trading at $0.0059, down 7% over the past 24 hours.

AMP price prediction

At the time of writing, the recent downward spiral has seen a conflicting opinion from forecasters. Coin Codex said there was a bearish sentiment with the fear and greed index displaying “fear”. An overwhelming 24 technical indicators were bearish, while only five signalled “buy”.

Coin Codex’s short-term amp price prediction for 2022 suggested it would have dropped by 27% to $0.0043 on 12 October.

On the other hand, Gov Capital said it might have rocketed to $0.04 in a year. Its AMP crypto price prediction said the token might hit $0.22 in five years’ time.

Price Prediction predicted the cryptocurrency could average out at $0.007 this year. Its AMP price prediction for 2025 thought it might reach $0.03 and climb to $0.21 in 2030.

AMB Crypto’s AMP coin price prediction suggested the token could breach the $0.01 barrier this year and hit $0.013 in 2025. Its amp price prediction for 2030 gave an average price of $0.042.

When considering an AMP token price prediction, it is important to keep in mind that cryptocurrency markets remain extremely volatile, making it difficult to accurately predict what a coin or token’s price will be in a few hours, and even harder to give long-term estimates. As such, analysts and algorithm-based forecasters can and do get their predictions wrong.

If you are considering investing in cryptocurrency tokens, we recommend that you always do your own research. Look at the latest market trends, news, technical and fundamental analysis, and expert opinion before making any investment decision. Keep in mind that past performance is no guarantee of future returns. Never trade with money that you cannot afford to lose.

FAQs

Is amp a good investment?

AMP is a collateral token that is used by traders for secure and fast transactions. But it has been on a downward trend since its all-time high last year.

In volatile cryptocurrency markets, it is important to do your own research on a coin or token to determine if it is a good fit for your investment portfolio. Whether the AMP token is a suitable investment for you depends on your risk tolerance and how much you intend to invest, among other factors. Keep in mind that past performance is no guarantee of future returns. If you cannot afford to lose, do not risk your money.

Will amp go up or down?

At the time of writing, forecasters are divided over the AMP price prediction. Coin Codex suggested it would have dropped to $0.004 next month, whereas Gov Capital has anticipated new highs.

In volatile cryptocurrency markets, it is important to do your own research on a coin or token to determine if it is a good fit for your investment portfolio. Whether AMP is a suitable investment for you depends on your risk tolerance and how much you intend to invest, among other factors. Keep in mind that past performance is no guarantee of future returns. Do not put at risk any money you cannot afford not to get back.

Should I invest in amp?

AMP plummeted below its launch price in June 2022 and has continued on a bearish trend to date, falling 7% in 24 hours on 13 September.

Whether you should invest in AMP is a question that you will have to answer for yourself. Before you do so, however, you will need to conduct your own research, and never put at risk more money than you can afford to lose, because prices will go down as well as up.

Markets in this article

COIN
Coinbase Global Inc (Extended Hours)
165.95 USD
-3.9 -2.300%
LINK/USD
ChainLink / USD
18.44876 USD
-0.23723 -1.290%
LRC/USD
LRC/USD
0.26587 USD
-0.00018 -0.070%

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