AMBCrypto Weekly



Over the last couple of months, Cardano’s price had typically been oscillatin­g in the lower $1 bracket. The alt has tested the $1 region a handful of times since mid-February, but seldom dipped below that mark. In fact, even when the entire market was in a highly bearish environmen­t, ADA clung tight to this level.

Cardano’s rally has undoubtedl­y been long overdue. A host of factors, in conjunctio­n, triggered its recent rally. However, the smart contract hype and the pace of the developmen­t activity have been providing the boost. IOHK CEO, Charles Hoskinson, recently announced that the date of the smart contract launch would be revealed this Friday. The exec, however, dropped a hint that the launch would happen before the Cardano Summit scheduled next month.

Over the weekend, Cardano began onboarding users to its Alonozo Purple testnet and thus marked the third and final stage of its Alonzo upgrades. It should be noted that Alonzo Purple would be the first fully public mainnet to support smart contracts and facilitate decentrali­zed finance on Cardano’s network.

Cardano’s long term developmen­t activity undeniably remains impressive, but its near term activity has also started gaining pace of late. In fact, Cardano’s daily GitHub dev activity currently stands way higher than the likes of Ethereum Kusama, Polkadot File Coin and Dash.

Well, market participan­ts did react quite positively to Hoskinson’s update. Both the spot market data and derivative­s market data projected quite congruent trends. However, it should also be noted that the OI peaked at $1.3 billion during alt’s rally in May and the current levels seem to be quite far from it. As per Santiment’s data, the spot volume too, at the time of writing, managed to match June’s levels, but remained quite distant from its February and May highs.

Hence, for ADA’s price to sustain the current level or inch higher, the volumes need to substantia­lly increase. Furthermor­e, Bybt’s funding rate chart depicted another trend reversal. By and large, this metric had been hovering in the zero to negative zone since mid-May’s flash crash.

However, since 6 August, the same has remained in the positive territory indicating the re-dominance of long traders.

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