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Cardano trading volume hits a 2-month high as ADA whale transactions surge

Cardano trading volume hits a 2-month high as ADA whale transactions surge

Cardano (ADA) has entered 2023 with positive momentum bringing with it the success of the top cryptocurrency protocol by development activity in 2022.

Since December 30, Cardano has risen by over 30% as more crypto traders have become interested in its price action, particularly among large-scale investors, as 28 new addresses with 1 million ADA or more have registered on the network since the start of the rally, according to data from Santiment on January 9.

The behavior analysis platform noted: 

“Trading volume has hit a 2-month high, including increasing large whale transactions.”

Cardano transaction volume. Source: Santiment

Indeed, there have been 28 new shark and whale addresses holding 1 million or more ADA since the beginning of 2023, with the transaction count climbing.

Cardano price analysis

Notably, Finbold reported on January 9 that $1.5 billion inflowed into Cardano in just 24 hours as the decentralized finance (DeFi) asset continues to witness increased buying pressure. 

As things stand, Cardano is changing hands at $0.317, down 3.24% on the day but still up 24.59% over the last week, with a total market worth of $10.94 billion.

Cardano 7-day chart. Source: Finbold

Having breached the $0.30 resistance level, the position could act as a critical anchor toward ADA moving to reclaim the crucial $0.50. However, Cardano still faces uncertainty if investors start taking profits.

It is worth mentioning that ADA has generally moved in lockstep with the overall crypto market; hence, the current rising trend could be attributed to the market’s recent short-term gains. For instance, the machine learning algorithms at the crypto tracking platform PricePredictions predicted the price of ADA on January 31, 2023, would stand at $0.2756, according to data retrieved by Finbold on January 6.

Bullish factors for ADA

ADA’s momentum may be attributable to a variety of causes, with network expansion being among the most important, as the platform is seeing steady growth in smart contracts. For example, as of January 8, the total number of Plutus smart contracts was at 4,803, with 780 smart contracts added in December alone.

Furthermore, in the first quarter of 2023 is anticipated to see the launch of two stablecoins on the Cardano network: The first is the centralized stablecoin USDA, which will be an asset backed by the US dollar. The second is the much-anticipated stablecoin Djed, a token created in conjunction with Coti.

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