Cardano (ADA) Demands the Spotlight as it Rallies 22% to Flip DOGE

Cardano (ADA) rallied 25% over the last seven days as a result of a spike in whale accumulation.

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  • Cardano (ADA) rallied 25% over the last seven days due to a spike in whale accumulation.
  • Cardano and crypto communities welcomed the unexpected increase but raised concerns about FUD due to whale activity.

Cardano (ADA) underwent an unexpected surge over the last week as the altcoin rose by 21.63%, drawing the spotlight as 2023 kicks off.

What is Behind the Price Swing?

The rally comes in the wake of whale accumulation, with 217.2 million ADA (worth approximately $723,697.92 USD) bought up since the start of 2023. This follows a downward trend of 568.4 million coins sold in the last two months of 2022.

Cardano to USD Chart

Fiat-backed, regulatory-compliant stablecoins, known as “nonsynthetic,” are expected to arrive on Cardano’s network later in January. They could help bolster Cardano’s DeFi ecosystem.

The reported accumulation of Cardano has been attributed to a predicted upsurge in cryptocurrency adoption in 2023. By increasing their ADA holdings, traders may be looking to hedge against inflation and capitalize on increased trading volumes and new address holders entering the market.

Altcoins have been on an uptrend against the expectations of the bear market. The recovery might give crypto communities hope of carrying over losses from 2022. Cardano is among the leaders, trading for $0.3298 at the time of writing. Market players are expected to increase their holdings.

Slow and Steady Wins the Race

Cardano is now heading into the Voltaire phase after the successful launch of the Vasil upgrade on Thursday, September 22nd, 2022, a reported display of the efficacy of Cardano’s methodical approach.

The altcoin holds the eighth position on CoinMarketCap and is considered one of the most prominent crypto networks in the world due to its scientific significance for building future cryptos;  its third-generation consensus algorithm Ouroboros.

On the Flipside

  • The price spike may serve as a caution to those looking to speculate quickly on Cardano’s price movements in the short term. 
  • Whale activity could cause drastic price changes as it has done historically across the sector. 

Why You Should Care

Cardano is amongst the most important crypto networks in the world. It plays a major role in building the future shape of crypto.

Read more about how ADA overtook ETH with development activity in 2022:
Cardano (ADA) Overtakes Ethereum (ETH) as Protocol with Most Development Activity in 2022

For a deeper insight into how Cardano works:
What Is Cardano, and How Does It Work?

This article is for information purposes only and should not be considered trading or investment advice. Nothing herein shall be construed as financial, legal, or tax advice. Trading forex, cryptocurrencies, and CFDs pose a considerable risk of loss.

Monique Brelage

Monique Brelage is a South African cryptocurrency news reporter at DailyCoin focused on the Cardano (ADA) and Solana (SOL) ecosystems. She aims to convert complex topics into digestible and engaging news pieces for readers of all knowledge levels.   Before her journey with DailyCoin, Monique has immersed herself in the realm of NFTs and Web 3.0 since 2019. Her experience in multiple industries enables her to conduct critical analyses and convert it into her writing. She acknowledges the profound impact decentralization, Web 3.0 technology, and everything beyond will have on the future.   Monique completed a Bachelor of Communication from NWU in 2020. Her background in media studies, creative writing, and philosophy helped shape her method of news curation, thereby ensuring a broader perspective to help readers remain critical of what they see. Monique's articulation, writing quality, and work ethic are professional qualities she takes pride in.   Monique lives on a farm in South Africa with her partner and cat. She works on her NFT and tattoo art in her free time, and enjoys the natural world around her. She likes reading material that broadens her perspective, indie music, and video games to blow off some steam.