Thanks to the Alonzo update, Cardano [ADA] managed to swoop in and join the big leagues. However, its current price inaction poses a serious threat. But are the revival cues enough for the ADA to see its previous glory?
Several altcoin’s growth trajectories have been phenomenal this quarter. including Solana [SOL], for one, managed to even flip Cardano. As for the latter, its price broke below the crucial support level of $1.9 following this week’s crypto market meltdown. So far, it has managed to hold its fort above the 200 daily moving average of $1.86.
If history repeats
The trading volume remained tepid throughout the week. The 50 DMA [Pink] appeared to be closing in with the 200 DMA [Yellow]. ADA had previously dodged a death cross in mid-August which was preceded by a local bottom just like the ongoing price action. If history repeats, ADA could again see a similar price rebound.
An uptick in volatility may be a precursor to such growth.
Uptick in Capital Inflow Despite Discernible Catalyst
The Awesome Oscillator [AO] was in bears territory, so was the daily Relative Strength Index [RSI] which appeared to be heading towards the oversold region. But the Chaikin Money Flow [CMF] deviated from the overall market trend and noted an uptick above the zero-line, indicating capital inflow in the coin market.
If Cardano manages to pull itself back up, the first hurdle will come into play at $2.26. A breach of this level would help ADA in getting a much-needed leg up to target the next crucial resistance points of $2.63 and $2.96. Its support level, on the other hand, stood at $1.42.
Cardano investors are in no mood to give up
ADA investors have remained unfazed by the asset’s underwhelming price action. As a matter of fact, the altcoin clocked in $16.4 million in weekly inflows, according to the latest data compiled by CoinShares‘. As opposed to a mere $5 million in the last weekly report, ADA weekly inflow figures have risen by well over 220%. Additionally, ADA’s MTD flows stood at $21.4 million.
While Cardano’s price front has remained bland, the same cannot be said about developments across its ecosystem. Crypto Economy had recently reported a new milestone by the Cardano blockchain as it surpassed Ethereum blockchain and went on to become the second-largest active blockchain on the 16th of November.
Besides, Cardano has also forged numerous partnerships across regions such as Africa.
Cardano-Based DEX Announces Date of Testnet Launch
A major Cardano-based decentralized finance protocol is about to launch its testnet
Cardano-based decentralized exchange SundaeSwap has announced that its testnet launch is going to take place on Dec. 5.
Thousands of users will be able to try out one of the most notable projects on the Cardano network.
The purpose of the testnet is to discover some bugs and inefficiencies ahead of the upcoming mainnet launch.
It will also help the Input Output team to adjust the performance metrics of the network so that it can work smoothly under heavy load:
Our testnet is the perfect opportunity to put the new parameters under load so they can assess performance and further raise these limits.
Implementing such incremental changes will be crucial for making Cardano scalable enough for the decentralized finance sector.
In late September, SundaeSwap forged a partnership with Nervos, China’s top public blockchain.
Here’s What’s Next for Cardano, Shiba Inu, Terra and Two More Altcoins, According to Crypto Analyst
A popular crypto strategist and trader is plotting what could be ahead for Cardano (ADA), Shiba Inu (SHIB), Terra (LUNA) and two other altcoins.
Pseudonymous cryoto analyst Altcoin Sherpa tells his 154,100 Twitter followers that he is short-term bullish on ADA after the smart contract platform managed to stay above support at $1.48.
“ADA: Not a bad place for a long. Support/resistance level, 0.50 Fibonacci level too. I still wouldn’t hodl (hold on for dear life) this though. It would be a swing trade.”
At time of writing, Cardano is trading at $1.56, down 2.85% in the last 24 hours.
Next up is popular meme coin Shiba Inu. According to the crypto strategist, he’s expecting SHIB to ignite a quick bounce before resuming its downtrend unless the Dogecoin competitor manages to consolidate around $0.000047.
“SHIB: Short-term bottom is probably in. Expecting some sort of lower high to form. If this consolidates at the 0.50 [Fibonacci level], a more explosive move will come (But it’s going to take a much longer time in my opinion).”
SHIB is currently exchanging hands at $0.000048.
Another coin on the trader’s list is decentralized finance (DeFi) payment network Terra, which Altcoin Sherpa says is poised to erupt to new record highs.
“LUNA: Still a high time frame bullish [market structure], send to all-time highs.”
The fourth coin on the analyst’s radar is the blockchain-based game ecosystem The Sandbox (SAND). Altcoin Sherpa maps out two potential scenarios for SAND after the coin printed a bearish lower high structure.
“SAND: My plans are below. Let’s see where this goes. In general, I personally think a lower high just got printed, and we’re going to go lower. If a higher low comes, we will enter some consolidation, and then I’m guessing another push higher.”
The last coin is Theta Network (THETA), a peer-to-peer distribution platform for video content. According to Altcoin Sherpa, THETA can launch a massive rally once it takes out resistance at $9.61.
“THETA: When this moves it will be explosive. It’s been ranging for quite some time, and I think that this one usually has its own market cycle. I would not buy this as an active trade though.”
Is Cardano Price Ready For Bullish Reversal? Traders Watch These Crucial levels
ADA Price established a new high price of $3.08 two months ago. The altcoin has been struggling to keep up with its earlier stellar performances.
In November 2021, the Cardano price struggled. It began the month around $2 and then jumped more than 22% to a monthly high of $2.3766. It then plummeted 44.55 percent to $1.4235, a multi-month low.
Cardano Must Hold Critical Level
Cardano (ADA) must hold a key level to maintain its positive market structure, according to a well-known crypto strategist and trader.
Despite Cardano’s dramatic slide from its all-time high, crypto analyst Jason Pizzino assures his 242,000 YouTube subscribers in a new strategy session that the smart contract platform is still on a broadly positive trend. At the moment, the overall trend is still a huge bull market.
If we broke the lows at approximately $0.90, he wouldn’t call it a bull market anymore, but at the moment, we’ve closed above the 50% [Fibonacci level], so it’s still going strong. [It’s trading at] $1.60, and the 50% is at $1.59, so it’s $0.01 higher, so there are just a few minor indicators there.
Cardano’s significant decrease this month, according to Pizzino, could signal the end of ADA’s multi-month corrective period.
“You can see how much, how quickly it starts to fall towards the end. And from this point, I am saying ‘potentially’ the end. I can’t say for sure it is, but it’s quite often that you get a very sharp move towards the end of the downtrend and then a reversal…I don’t see a reversal yet, but the first sign is there for me that the market has taken a sharper turn down.”
According to public on-chain data, the number of active addresses on the Cardano ($ADA) network has lately increased from roughly 150,000 per day to over 480000, before plummeting back to 200,000.
The data shared by Messari shows that when the price of the Cardano fell, the number of active addresses unexpectedly increased. At the time of writing, the altcoin is trading at $1.58 and has declined by 2.7 percent in the last 24 hours.