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XRP Price Is 86 Percent Lower Compared to Its Cost Basis: Crypto Analyst

Tue, 06/16/2020 - 19:45
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Alex Dovbnya
XRP holders are doing really, really bad, according to Messari data
XRP Price Is 86 Percent Lower Compared to Its Cost Basis: Crypto Analyst
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Messari’s cryptocurrency analyst Ryan Watkins claims that the holders of XRP, the fourth-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, are ‘deeply in the red.’     

He estimates that the price of XRP is about 86 percent lower compared to its aggregate cost basis. 

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XRP holders are sitting on tremendous losses

XRP, the lion’s share of which is owned by blockchain company Ripple Labs, is currently changing hands at $0.19. It remains down 94 percent from its all-time high of roughly $3.30 it reached on Jan. 4, 2018.      

According to Watkins, the token’s aggregate cost basis is $1.38 despite the fact that it only 2.1 percent out of 2,131 daily closes were above $1.0.  

As reported by U.Today, trading vet Peter Brandt claimed that XRP price recently dipped below a crucial support level against Bitcoin. 

Hence, Brandt expects it to plunge to as low as 1,100 satoshis since he believes that Ripple ‘has blown the wad’ allocated to support the token.    

Ripple's Partner Mercury FX Confirms It Still Uses XRP, Teases 'Some Exciting News'

Bitcoiners are fairing much better

Meanwhile, Bitcoin’s profit and loss (P&L) is currently at 61 percent, with the implied cost basis of the leading cryptocurrency sitting at $5,766.

Nearly 80 percent of Bitcoin’s total circulating supply is in profit, according to data provided by Glassnode (the same applies to the coin's addresses).

As for Ethereum, only 51 percent of all addresses are in the green after the ICO bubble popped.

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Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets, can be contacted at