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At this point, there is not a crypto investor that has not heard of Cardano. The network is famed for being the number 1 competitor to Ethereum, seeing that one of its co-founders had created Cardano after exiting the project. Its growth has been tremendous in the past month alone. Giving returns of over 100% in the space of a single month alone.
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Cardano’s native token ADA has already broken its previous all-time highs, while most of the market is still trying to get back up to its high points in April/May. This has provided the project much-needed notoriety as the race towards smart contracts capability continues. If all goes as planned, the Alonzo Purple Hard Fork will launch on September 12th, bringing DeFi and NFTs to the ecosystem.
Cardano (ADA) Running Towards $3
Crypto analyst Benjamin Cowen also puts the price at $3 if the Bitcoin can stay above the 20-week SMA (simple moving average). Citing the price of Bitcoin as an important driver for the asset. BTC has maintained trading over its 100-day moving average, putting above the 20-week SMA. If Cowen is right, then ADA is set for another bull rally.
ADA price sets sights on $3 | Source: ADAUSD on TradingView.com
ADA has also maintained trade levels above the 100-day simple moving average. The average transaction volume currently sits at $121 million. With the market cap at $89 billion at a coin trading price of $2.82. The strength of the asset has also grown, currently 13% higher than its 100-day average.
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As more investors take an interest in Cardano and its returns, the number of holders will go up. Coupled with the fact that ADA has the highest amount of coins staked, at over 70% of its current market supply, ADA looks set to test $3 again. And with a significant uptick in momentum, the asset is more likely to break the $3 resistance point the second time around.
More prominent of these have been Cardano’s incredible price run which saw the asset clench the number 3 spot for top crypto coins by market cap. Beating out Binance’s native token BNB to take its spot. ADA had earlier tested the $3 price level but was knocked down at this resistance point. ADA’s value is expected to skyrocket in the following weeks leading to the hard fork.
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DeFi and NFTs coming to Cardano will also grow the value of the asset. As more investors move away from Ethereum due to growing fees, Cardano is the next natural competitor to take these users. Although the blockchain does not offer the lowest fees available, it is significantly lower than EThereum. While Ethereum’s TPS (transactions per second) currently sits a 30, Cardano offers 257 TPS.
Featured image from Currency.com, chart from TradingView.com