Cardano (ADA) Price Hits $1.20, Aims to Recoup Past Losses

Cardano (ADA) appears to be bullish. However, the uptrend seems to be experiencing a limitation as there may be several obstacles standing in its way. So traders should be cautious of the ADA coin and the upcoming rally.

What is Cardano?

Cardano is a PoS (Proof of Stake) blockchain that is open source and distributed. Cardano implements peer-to-peer transactions using its native token, ADA. The crypto project was developed in 2015 and released in 2017 by former Ethereum co-founder Charles Hoskinson.

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Cardano is also popularly known as the “Ethereum Killer” because it tries to solve problems related to the Ethereum blockchain.

ADA provides a versatile, sustainable and scalable network for implementing smart contracts. Cardano allows you to develop and implement a wide range of dApps (decentralized applications), cryptocurrencies, games and other projects.

Cardano price is constantly appreciated

The ADA price experienced a 45% downward trend between January 20 and 22, a similar experience to Bitcoin. Although ADA plunged below the $1 psychological level, it did not create a lower candlestick. However, it quickly came back from this level. The ADA token is up 20% from the bottom price indicating that this upward trend will be consistent.

ADA ready for departure | Source: ADAUSD on

While this uptrend is worth considering, the coin will face several obstacles. Rather, this uptick appears to be limited near the $1.22 level, and this is due to the 50-day SMA (Simple Moving Average).

IntoTheBlock’s global in/out model

The transaction data obtained from the GIOM (Global In/Out of the Money) model reinforces this overarching proposition for ADA’s price. The Global In/Out of the Money model, an on-the-chain trading index, showed that approximately 484,540 addresses bought approximately 6.2 billion ADA coins at the regular price of $1.26, and they were “Out of the Money” transactions.

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So any buying pressure for day trading that pushes Cardano (ADA) up into this region is going to experience massive bearish pressure.

Also predicting that this rebound will be short-lived is the reduced number of new coin addresses entering Cardano’s mainnet from 73,780 to about 63,310 in the past month. It is worth noting that this 14% drop means that ADA traders are less interested in the coin’s prices at current levels.

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Despite the buying pressures Cardano (ADA) is facing, any denial at both levels could see the altcoin trade as low as $1.

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