Cardano (ADA) Struggles to Recapture $0.7 While BTC Tops $70K

While competitors have returned to their previous trading levels, Cardano, on the other hand, has been struggling.

Whales swimming away from a Cardano logo in the open ocean.
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  • Cardano is lagging behind its competitors in terms of recovery.
  • While Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Solana have returned to their previous levels, ADA struggles to reclaim $0.7.
  • Still, a glimmer of hope is on the horizon as indicators point to a potential rally.

Earlier in March, Cardano stole the spotlight after breaking through historical resistances and catapulting to its 2-year high of $0.8, sparking hopes of reaching the highly coveted $1 price level. With just a 20% gain remaining, ADA teetered on the edge of another breakthrough. 

However, as is often the case, the market quickly turned for the worse when Bitcoin tumbled, triggering chaos in the altcoin market. While many tokens have since bounced back to their previous levels, Cardano has struggled to recover. 

Cardano’s Slow Recovery

Excitement quickly led to disappointment after Cardano experienced a sharp 30% decline in the second half of the month, dropping as low as $0.57. The primary catalyst for this downturn was Bitcoin’s sudden drop from its all-time high of $73,000 to $60,000.


Following Bitcoin’s lead, altcoins across the board experienced drops as high as 30%, sparking chaos in the market. However, it wasn’t long until the market recovered, with ADA bouncing back to $0.61 after the Federal Reserve revealed its dovish outlook for 2024

Cardano Price Chart.
Cardano Price Chart. Source: TradingView.

Still, despite the overall market rebound, Cardano’s struggle to reclaim $0.7 raises concerns. While Bitcoin, Ethereum, Solana, and BNB have returned to their previous levels, ADA struggles to regain its footing. At press time, Bitcoin exchanged hands for $70,500, Ethereum traded for $3569, and Solana for $188.

Adding to the unease is the worrying trajectory of the Cardano-BTC pair as Bitcoin widens the gap with its historic run while ADA lags in its recovery. However, a glimmer of hope looms on the horizon. The last time the Cardano-BTC pair was at this level was in December 2023, when ADA surged by over 100%

ADA All-time High Soon?

Except for Cardano, a majority of the top ten tokens are either near their all-time highs or have already reached new highs this year. ADA, in contrast, still has an 80% gain left to cover to reach its all-time high of $3.1.


While it remains uncertain whether ADA will gather enough momentum to surpass even $1, underestimating the token wouldn’t be wise. Last year, Cardano surged to become one of the leading gainers in the top 10 tokens, marking a 150% gain.

Considering historical patterns, Cardano is pivotal and could begin its ascent. However, its success hinges on fresh capital rotating from Bitcoin to Cardano. As we navigate the weeks ahead, ADA must first rebuild investor confidence to reclaim its former glory.

At press time, Cardano traded at $0.65, boasting a daily trading volume of $442 million. 

On the Flipside

  • Market dynamics can be unpredictable, so it is essential to consider alternative perspectives and opinions when evaluating the potential future performance of ADA.
  • ADA’s yearly growth has since fallen to 45% from peaking at 63%. 

Why This Matters

Cardano’s sluggish growth could become a major concern for market participants, particularly as its competitors are either achieving new all-time highs or nearing them. ADA needs to restore investor confidence in the coming weeks through its price performance before the disparity between itself and its rivals widens too much.

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Insha Zia

Insha Zia is a senior journalist at DailyCoin covering crypto developments, especially in the Cardano ecosystem. With a Bachelor of Science in Computer Systems Engineering, he delivers high-quality articles with his technical background and expertise in data analysis and programming languages, aiming to educate and inform readers accurately, transparently, and engagingly. Insha believes education can drive mass adoption of the crypto space, and he is committed to giving DailyCoin readers a better understanding of the technology.