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AMP is a cryptocurrency project that allows companies and consumers to carry out fast but secure transactions through guarantees. Since January 2022, its price has been falling. However, it had a brief 25% spike during Q3 2022. So it begs the question: does the potential of using AMP to combat cryptocurrency transfer fraud and defaults mean it’s a good investment? in 2022?
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What is the purpose of the AMP token?
The AMP token is a cryptocurrency project built on the Ethereum network, and its main purpose is to secure instant transactions between parties through collateral. One of the main current uses of AMP is in its creators’ digital payment network, Flexa. At Flexa, users can deposit funds in various cryptocurrencies, some of which may have longer transaction times than others.
Flexa uses the AMP token to transact and therefore all transactions are instant. The customer makes a payment in a physical or online store, which is instantly transferred to the seller through the AMP token. Flexa then pays businesses in the currency of their choice, be it fiat or digital.
One of the main problems with accepting payments in Bitcoin is that it processes only around seven transactions per second, which can result in slow transaction times. A credit card company, such as Visa, can process up to 65,000 transactions per second. AMP solves this problem by allowing customers to pay instantly and securely with Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies.
The ups and downs of the AMP token price
AMP launched in September 2020 at $0.009 and was in a generally bearish trend until February 2021. After falling to $0.003, AMP had its first rally in February 2021. AMP price then rose to $0.03 , corrected to $0.01 and entered an uptrend, eventually reaching an all-time high of $0.109 in June 2021. After that, the price oscillated up and down for six months until January 2022, when it entered another gloomy trend, falling from $0.050 to $0.0055.
However, on September 11, 2022, the AMP price suddenly jumped from $0.0058 to $0.0083. This rally could mean investors are regaining faith in AMP’s potential future.
Is AMP a good investment in 2022?
Maybe, but it depends on the risk appetite of the investor.
The AMP token seems to be a really useful and innovative project. It solves a real problem that companies that want to serve the cryptocurrency community have faced for a long time.
Flexa has seen significant adoption by brick-and-mortar businesses and online point-of-sale companies in recent years. Physical businesses that accept bitcoin payments through Flexa include Nordstrom, Barnes & Noble, Lowe’s, GameStop, Regal Cinema, and Whole Foods.
Flexa has partnered with point of sale companies including but not limited to NCR, Blackhawk Network, Rooam, Shopify and Aurus.
Flexa is currently used in over 40,000 locations in the US and Canada. If the network continues to expand at the same rate, AMP may prove to be a worthwhile investment in 2022 and beyond.
However, the current general downward trend and volatility of the cryptocurrency market as a whole may also make AMP a risky investment. The cryptocurrency market is a place where daily swings up and down by 25% are not uncommon, and coins can collapse from all-time highs to fractions of their original value in a matter of days. If Bitcoin is the top tier stock, Apple or Google of the crypto market, then the AMP token is essentially one of the penny stocks of the crypto market, with the potential for both big gains and significant losses.
How is the future of AMP?
Will AMP ever reach $1.00 or more? It is possible: other cryptocurrency projects have seen similar exponential growth. If AMP starts to see increased use in projects other than Flexa, and continues to partner with more companies, that increased adoption could drive up the price as well.
However, this may take some time. Cryptocurrency project values generally rise and fall with general cryptocurrency market trends. Unless Bitcoin and the rest of the cryptocurrency market reverse and enter an uptrend in the coming months, AMP is unlikely to reach $1.00 in 2022 and 2023.
Later, things are less clear but can be more optimistic. A valuation of $1.00 and above may be possible by 2025 if the cryptocurrency market starts trending up again.
In a recent interview, Tyler Spalding, the creator of the AMP token, had this to say about the future of Flexa: “We’re trying to make trillions of dollars on what we’re doing. We absolutely go as big as we can.” If he and his team are successful, valuations over $1.00 are certainly possible.
AMP has a maximum supply of 92.44 billion. Currently, there are 42.23 billion AMPs in circulation, 42% of the maximum supply. Because the supply can only go up 138%, if the market capitalization remains the same, the coin can only go down 58% due to dilution.
Is now the right time to buy AMP?
With crypto markets trending lower, projects with potential may currently be undervalued. If an investor believes that AMP is a project that will increase in value in general and plans to continue investing in it for several years, now may be the perfect time to buy.
However, every investor should thoroughly research any asset they may be interested in before deciding. Investors should also assess their risk tolerance and investment strategy, understanding that the cryptocurrency market is volatile and unpredictable. Any investment can result in both big profits and big losses.
Information is accurate as of September 16, 2022.
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