However, after showing positive signs of recovery, things have changed course to the downside for ADA as Bitcoin fell below $50,000. Consequently, as of December 8, Cardano’s market capitalization has lost more than $3 billion in the last 24 hours as volatility in the market persists.
Notably, Cardano went from $48.85 billion to $45.53 billion in less than a day as ADA price tumbled with a total outflow of $3.32 billion from its market cap.
Currently, Cardano is trading at $1.35, down 7.31% on the day and 14.95% over the previous seven days, according to CoinMarketCap data.
Cardano hits 1 million holders
Nevertheless, Cardano continues to gain traction in the blockchain community by hitting the million-holder mark for the first time.
Following the implementation of smart contracts, the network’s size has grown as developers were finally allowed to publish dapps on the network, and the projects that were launched on the blockchain were very successful as a result of the high level of interest.
Furthermore, one of the primary causes for the surge in network activity has been the introduction of the Cardano Decentralized Exchange (DEX) on the Cardano blockchain. Users are increasingly migrating away from the Ethereum blockchain because of its high transaction rates, and Cardano has started to acquire this user base.
Although with that being said, ADA is not the only ‘Ethereum Killer’ in the space, with Solana (SOL) rising above Cardano by market cap. On the matter cryptocurrency influencer Crypto Cobain highlighted in a tweet on December 5:
“In February 2021, Solana was worth $5 and Cardano was worth $1.30. Today, only 10 months later, Solana is worth $202 and Cardano is worth $1.43.”
Crypto community bets big on Cardano
Even so, Cardano is predicted to trade at $2.40 by the end of December, according to predictions by the CoinMarketCap crypto community.
Indeed, the crypto community’s social Cardano price forecasts indicate a median price of $2.40 on December 30, 2021, a $1.05 increase from the current ADA price of $1.35.
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