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Crypto Analyst Lark Davis Addresses 3 Most Common Criticisms of Cardano ($ADA)

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Earlier today (March 29), popular New Zealand-based crypto analyst Lark Davis (@TheCryptoLark on Twitter) looked at the three most common complaints about the Cardano project to see which if any had merit.

His comments about Cardano were delivered in a video for his very popular YouTube channel (which currently has over 257K subscribers).

Criticism #1: “Cardano Is Overvalued”

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Davis says:

The main use case for Cardano right now is staking… I think if we’re going to be honest here the current price of Cardano is riding pretty high on hype versus actual demand for the token based on utility and necessity by developers and users…

The fundamental economics that will drive demand in the future are really not there right now. And look, there’s not actually anything wrong or abnormal about this. This is pretty common to see. We see it happen quite a lot with different assets, where an asset price will pump much higher than its value should be based off of where it currently is simply on the back of strong enthusiasm from supporters and of course future trajectory predictions.

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And just because Cardano is overvalued right now does not mean the price is going to go down dramatically or something like that. In fact, quite the opposite is likely to happen. The higher the market cap, the more serious of an investment it is in the eyes of many investors, making the market cap go even higher and becoming even more serious.

Criticism #2: “Nothing Is Built on Cardano”

First off, it’s not technically true… as there are actually a few things built on Cardano, right now, but realistically, there is no ecosystem to speak of right now for Cardano. So, this criticism is actually true, but it’s also an incredibly dishonest critique of Cardano in my opinion because it is hard to have an ecosystem when there’s no smart contract functionality...

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Smart contracts are coming. The testnet is due in late April. Smart contracts are then scheduled to come on the mainnet around August... I think we’ll have at least a few dozen applications by Q1 of next year.

Criticism #3: “Cardano Is Too Slow in Its Development”

Cardano is moving very very slowly for especially for a crypto project… Since Cardano launched, many other blockchains have also launched… I understand why… they’re using the pure reviewed academic approach. They want to get things right from the get go. They want to build the best possible blockchain…

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Now, to be fair, Cardona does have a massive very very enthusiastic community; so that’s a big base of users ready and willing to come in and use applications on Cardano from day one that smart contracts launch… If Cardano can deliver such an ecosystem that makes people money, users will come, developers will come.

I personally think that Cardano will prove the haters wrong this year, and that they will deliver a powerful and interesting blockchain that will become a big part of the cryptocurrency ecosystem…

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The views and opinions expressed by the author are for informational purposes only and do not constitute financial, investment, or other advice.

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Cardano (ADA), XRP Price Could Retest These Levels Before Skyrocketing!

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  • XRP could possibly hit highs of around $1.2. Extreme sell-offs would plummet XRP below $1.
  • ADA might hit its resistance around $2.4 but could test its support levels before the uptrend.

  The crypto space has been a rough sail for altcoins such as XRP and ADA. However, the coins have managed to withstand strong and gusty winds. Meanwhile, investors and traders are eagerly waiting for a pull-out from the blues.

XRP Price

XRP at press time is trading at $1.09, with negative gains for the last 24-hours at 1.1%. The market cap stands at $51,193,598,011. While the trading volume for the last 24-hours hovers around $3,742,571,734. 

XRP has been moving along the descending triangle. A triple top formation is visible on the charts. The coin has attempted to break through each time and has failed to keep up the momentum. 

The digital asset has been moving along a narrow range. If it breaks out the triangle, we can expect it to reach its resistance at $1.2. On the contrary, XRP would move across the narrow range. However, extreme sell-offs would result in XRP plummeting below $1.

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Cardano (ADA)

Cardano, the top-tier altcoin at press time is trading at $2.16 with negative gains at 1.1% for the last 24-hours. While the market cap is at $69,172,092,701. The trading volume for round the clock floats around $1,749,372,395. ADA has not let its foot lose at its level of  $2.0, despite the crash. However, massive sell-offs might result in ADA plunging to its strong support levels. Prior to rebounding to its resistance around $2.4

Collectively, XRP and ADA could propel towards their respective resistance levels in near future. And hopefully, bullish momentum could follow with the commencement of the alt season. Netizens are expecting a massive rally to follow, as it has been due for a brief period of time. 

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Cardano Price Analysis: ADA bulls and bears remain within a tight spot at $2.15

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  • Cardano price analysis is bullish today.
  • ADA/USD set a lower low overnight.
  • Cardano is likely to regain some of the loss today.

Cardano price analysis is now bullish, with a new lower low being established after a solid decline over the previous 24 hours. As a result, we expect ADA/USD to recover some of its loss later today as bears become weary.Cardano Price Analysis: ADA bulls and bears remain within a tight spot at $2.15 1 Cryptocurrency heat map. Source: Coin360

The overall market traded with mixed results over the last 24 hours. The market leaders, Bitcoin and Ethereum both traded in the red, with a loss of 2.88 and 2.99 percent, respectively. Meanwhile, Solana and VeChain (VET) dominate the market, with a gain of around 7.5 percent.

Cardano price movement in the last 24 hours: Cardano spikes below $2.15 previous low

During the last day, the ADA/USD pair fluctuated from a low of $2.13 to a high of $2.164, suggesting significant swings throughout that period. Volatility has increased by 27 percent, trading volume has increased by 27.43 percent and totaled $2.78 billion as of this writing, putting the coin in third place overall.

ADA/USD 4-hour chart: ADA set to reverse today?

On the daily chart, we can see Cardano’s price drop beginning to reverse as bears run out of steam after a significant fall.Cardano Price Analysis: ADA bulls and bears remain within a tight spot at $2.15 2ADA/USD 4-hour chart. Source: TradingView

Cardano’s price has remained stagnant for the previous several weeks. Cardano saw consolidation in a tighter range, with a lower peak at $2.30 near the start of October, after establishing a high low of $2.30 in early October.

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The next higher high of $2.30 was followed by a lower low set during the subsequent retracement, which was below $2.15. As a result, the overall trend for ADA/USD is still unclear.

We may see Cardano’s price recover some of its losses in the coming days. If a lower high is broken, we can anticipate bearish momentum to continue into next week.

Cardano Price Analysis: Conclusion 

Today’s Cardano price is in an upswing, according to most market forecasters. After a big drop, a new lower low was established today. Bearish momentum, on the other hand, has run its course, and we may expect a retracement in the next 24 hours.

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Cardano price hangs back as ADA bulls gather strength for 23% upswing

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  • Cardano price performance has been uneventful, as the token lagged behind while Bitcoin and Ethereum recorded new all-time highs.
  • ADA bulls appear to be struggling with the nearest obstacle at the 21 twelve-hour SMA.
  • Only a slice above $2.24 would put the 23% rally on the radar. 

Cardano price continues to confuse forecasts ADA teeters between two clearly defined technical levels. Until the Ethereum-killer can overcome the two key areas of resistance, the token can expect a 23% climb toward $2.73. 

Cardano bulls ready to tackle next obstacles

Cardano price presents a lack of clear directional bias as it continues to be sealed within a symmetrical triangle pattern on the 12-hour chart. Despite the recent uptick seen in the cryptocurrency market, witnessing Bitcoin and Ether reach new all-time highs, ADA lagged behind.

It appears that Cardano price is gearing up to tackle obstacles, despite the overwhelming strength of the resistances that are currently intimidating the bulls. The first hurdle for ADA is at the 21 twelve-hour Simple Moving Average (SMA) at $2.16. If the Ethereum-killer manages to slice above this level, the next headwind will emerge at the 23.6% Fibonacci retracement level, coinciding with the 50 twelve-hour SMA at $2.19.

According to the IntotheBlock’s In/Out of Money Around Price (IOMAP), the aforementioned level of resistance would be a challenging level to crack for the bulls, given that it is the largest cluster recorded by the technical metric, as 226,650 addresses purchased 7.82 billion ADA at an average price of $2.19.

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If the buyers manage to slice above this stiff hurdle, would see Cardano price tag the upper boundary of the prevailing chart pattern at $2.24. Breaking above the topside trend line of the triangle would put the 23% climb on the radar for ADA, as the bulls attempt to reach for $2.73. 

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ADA/USDT 12-hour chart

The bulls’ journey toward the optimistic target would still be tricky, as a resistance line given by the Momentum Reversal Indicator (MRI) has appeared at $2.30, which sits near the 100 twelve-hour SMA acting as a heavy headwind for Cardano price. ADA would also need to clear the $2.36, $2.50 and $2.64, corresponding to the 38.2%, 50% and 61.8% Fibonacci retracement levels, respectively, before reaching the projected target given by the chart pattern.

However, if a spike in sell orders occurs, Cardano price may fall toward the lower boundary of the symmetrical triangle at $2.10 to retest the trend line as support. If this level fails to hold, the bullish outlook may be ruined as ADA may drop toward the 200 twelve-hour SMA at $2.07 and at the same time put a bearish target of a 23% decline at $1.62 on the radar for the Ethereum-killer.

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