Cardano (ADA) is set to debut on top cryptocurrency exchange Bitstamp. The altcoin has not had a good run of it lately but things seem to be looking up for the project. After smart contract capability had been deployed on the network, expectations had swelled for the possible growth of the digital asset. Now, while the technology has lived up to expectations, ADA has not.
The token had suffered greatly in the market after hitting a new all-time high. It has proved resistant to strides being made in its underlying technology and has not seen much in the way of positive movement since then. This new listing may be able to give the digital asset a much-needed push towards a recovery trend.
Cardano Lists On Bitstamp
Top cryptocurrency exchange Bitstamp announced that it is listing Cardano on its exchange. The listing took place in four parts. First was the transfer-only mode. This mode was released on Tuesday and would allow users to deposit and withdraw ADA using their Bitstamp wallets but will still be unable to trade the digital asset.
Wednesday marks the complete listing of the token on the exchange. However, this will be split into three parts that will go into effect at different times of the day.
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The second phase of the listing is the post-only mode. In this mode, users of Bistamp will be able to place and cancel limit orders using the digital asset but none of these orders will be matched. This means that no Cardano limit orders will be completed on the exchange during this time. This will go into effect at 11:00 AM UTC.
Next is the limit-only mode which goes live at 3:00 PM UTC. This time around, all of the limit orders placed using ADA on the crypto exchange will be executed. But users will still be limited to trading through limit orders.
The final phase of the listing is full trading. This is to give the order books enough time to gather sufficient liquidity and once it does so, all orders will be executed normally and Bitstamp will enable card purchases for the newly released trading pairs.
ADA Struggling In The Market
Compared to its peers in the market, Cardano (ADA) has fared considerably worse than others in recent weeks. This, however, does not take away from the fact that the digital asset has done very well year-over-year. ADA which had been trading at less than $0.20 at the beginning of the year had risen to an ATH above $3 this year, posting massive gains for its investors.
The asset price has since fallen back below $2 but listing on Bitstamp could lead to some upward momentum for ADA, especially following eToro announcing that it would be officially delisting Cardano (ADA) from its exchange next month.