CoinFairValue, which aims to reveal the fair value of cryptocurrency by using extensive formulas to focus on actual usage and fundamentals of each coin, has recently unveiled total Fair Market Cap data.

Dash Force News caught up with @pablomp, the creator of the equations and website, about this newest development. He started off by describing the difference between regular Market Cap data and Fair Market Cap data. As a reminder, fair value is the “intrinsic or theoretical value of the coin according to its current usage” and modeled after how stocks derive fair value “from the discounted expected free cash flows” of that company.

“The Total Market Data is the aggregated value of all the cryptocurrencies listed in CoinFairValue. It can depict the aggregated prices (sum of individual Market Caps) or the aggregated fair values (sum of individual Fair Market Caps). If all coins traded at their fair value, both versions would be equal.”

Screenshot provided by @pablomp

@pablomp explained that the chart shows a convergence of Fair Market Cap and Market Cap data, which can also be stated as the MC/FMC ratio approaches 1.0.

“After last year’s bubble, prices have reached fair value. According to the CFV model, this reveals that the excessive speculation has faded away. That the currencies are back to being used more as currencies than as speculative instruments, either because the speculation is unbiased or because it has diminished. In addition, one can see that regardless of the market, and in spite of current year’s stagnation, the fair value of the cryptocurrencies is growing at a pace of 225% annually.”

@pablomp told Dash Force News that he was not exactly sure what the final chart would reveal when aggregating the data, but his “gut feeling was that the speculative bubble had finally popped”. In addition to the chart, CoinFairValue also told Dash Force News that they recently just launched Dash and Bitcoin Cash as a reference currency for their rankings, further expanding the market analysis capabilities in terms of Dash.

Cryptocurrencies regress to more realistic valuations

Since the chart depicted similar patterns for the 2014 era and the 2017/2018 price spike and decline, Dash Force News asked @pablomp how he believes the current market data compares to the market data from 2014.

“If one plots the Fair Market Cap and selects a time span of one year, it can be noticed that this time the –fundamental– recovery is taking longer than in year 2014. My opinion on this is that the user base is not homogenous. Users of the 2014 era probably had a mindset that was closer to the early adopters’. Thus, after the bubble burst, it did not take so long for them to continue using the cryptocurrencies (mainly Bitcoin at that time). I think that this time more users could be average persons, and they may be more frightened after the huge volatility experienced.”

Screenshot of 2014 market and arrows provided by @pablomp

Screenshot of 2017/2018 market and arrow provided by @pablomp




















The charts depict Fair Market Cap rebounding faster in 2014 than in 2018, but still referencing the first chart above, the regular Market Cap Value has nearly reached parity with the Fair Market Cap Value in 2018 as it did in 2014. This indicates a significant reduction of speculation in the cryptocurrency market. To get a closer look, @pablomp also looked at the log value to “compounded growth scales to linear”.

Screenshot of log growth and arrow by @pablomp

“[The] 2014’s bubble was preceded by a period of price at fair value, then followed by a period of undervaluation where the market reached a down peak of 0.29 in the MC/FMC multiple. That period lasted for almost two years, and then we again had a period of one year where the market was at fair value. Who knows if such a pattern will repeat itself, but it feels likely…”

These chart analyses show that overall prices of cryptocurrencies became overvalued, but have since become much more realistic and sustainable. So far, this is mimicking the 2014 era, where overvalued cryptocurrencies soon reached parity with their fair value. The difference that has yet to be seen in 2018 is if overall prices will become undervalued like they did in 2014. As cryptocurrencies continue to grow, adoption and real world usage increases. Then, cryptocurrencies stand to become more stable as a usable currency. However, the risk remains that over-speculation could create a severe bubble that will scare aware users and investors leading to a mass exodus from cryptocurrencies, and thus, an overall undervaluation.

Dash strives for real world usability and real value

The total Fair Market Cap compared to the regular Market Cap helps depict the importance of not over-speculating as it can come crashing down. While Dash did experienced this to a degree, Dash at least has a stop loss because of its real world usability that consumers use for convenience, to escape inflation, and as an alternative to poor banking services. Dash is constantly striving to be an everyday payments method and currency for everyday transactions, which relies on having everyday use case scenarios. The Dash community makes Dash conducive to everyday transaction by having record fast transaction speeds at record low costs, but also focuses on integrations and partnerships so consumers can have locations and methods to spend their Dash.

This emphasis on usability has allowed Dash to rank in the top five of CoinFairValue when ranked by fair value, which takes usability into account. This has also allowed Dash to have a fair value above its current exchange price meaning that it is undervalued by current market scenarios. This positions Dash to thrive when compared to other cryptocurrencies on actual use cases and sustainability rather than only speculative gains.