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Cardano Now Has Smart Contracts Capabilities: Alonzo Mainnet Upgrade Went Live

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Cardano’s Alonzo upgrade is now live on the mainnet! Here’s what can be expected.

The wait is finally over. After years of researching and producing a multitude of peer-reviewed papers on the network’s structure, potential, ideas, goals, and whatnot, Cardano now has smart contracts capabilities to further bolster its ecosystem.

Alonzo Mainnet Now Live

As of now, Cardano saw an important hard fork go through, and Alonzo is now live on the mainnet. What this means is that the network supports smart contracts, enabling various teams and projects to start building and deploying their protocols directly on Cardano.

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As CryptoPotato reported earlier, the network had the functionalities built into the Alonzo testnet towards the beginning of September.

One of the important things to keep in mind when talking about smart contracts on Cardano is Plutus. It’s the framework that enables this functionality. Plutus core is used to define the parameters of the extended UTXO model. According to the team, it offers unique advantages over different accounting models.

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Moreover, the Plutus Application Framework (PAF) provides access to applications and services that run on the network, and it should also include a full web browser interoperability.

Not Without Hiccups

The rollout wasn’t without its hiccups. It was recently brought up that there’s a fundamental concurrency issue within the fundamental design of Cardano’s smart contract capabilities.

This basically means that multiple users can’t interact with a protocol at the same time. However, Charles Hoskinson, as well as Input Output (the team behind Cardano), went in-depth to explain the entire smart contract model of the network and how this is not an issue.

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Moreover, a couple of days ago, Input Output published a brand new blog that explains Cardano’s EUTXO approach to smart contract execution and how it offers greater security, lack of charges for failed transactions, and full cost predictability.

In any case, with today’s hard fork going through, this marks a new era for the Cardano project, and it’s interesting to see how it will impact its ecosystem going forward.

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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 (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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