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ADA tanks 7% post Binance lawsuit: ‘Dystopia,’ says Hoskinson

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The token was mentioned in SEC’s lawsuit with Binance. Here’s ADA and its founder’s response to the matter.

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  • After being labeled as an unregistered security, ADA’s price fell sharply.
  • The Cardano founder opined that the regulator was authoritarian.

Shredding 7.64% in the last 24 hours was not something Cardano [ADA] holders would have imagined at a time when the token was having a relatively good season. But the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) had other plans.

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In the latest round of regulatory proscription, the agency shortlisted ADA, Solana [SOL], Polygon [MATIC], Binance Coin [BNB] among other cryptocurrencies, as securities. Although the lawsuit was directed at Binance, ADA appeared on the list of assets that brought about the allegations.

ADA: Caught in the crossfire

ADA reacted with the aforementioned decrease in value. The token’s value also increased by 121%. Typically, the volume considers the number of tokens or coins that took part in transactions that have occurred within a time frame.

ADA price and volume

Source: Santiment

But with ADA’s price action, it was obvious the increase in transactions was mostly due to an increase in sell-offs. Thus, the volume created strength for a downward trend.

On 5 June, Cardano’s co-founder Charles Hoskinsion commented on the regulatory action. In his tweet, Hoskinson noted that the complaints against Binance and the assets seemed like a political witch-hunt.

While calling for unity around the crypto sector, and explaining why the SEC has been acting like a dictatorial agency, Hoskinson said,

“It’s always the same fight between freedom and authoritarianism just with different players, technology, and words. It does seem like this event is a perfect opportunity for the entire industry to set aside it’s fragmented nature and unite for a common sense set of rules and guidelines that can prevent the United States from slipping into a distopia that would make 1984 look like a vacation.”

It’s sell-off season

At press time, the Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) showed that sellers were now in control. As a technical indicator, the MACD measures the momentum of an asset.

And at the time of writing, the value of the indicator was negative, with the 12-day EMA trending below the 26-day EMA. 

While positive values indicate that momentum could be bullish, a negative MACD indicates downward momentum. Therefore, ADA’s price could still falter from the fall to $0.35.

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In addition, the Chaikin Money Flow (CMF) had decreased to -0.08. As a measure of accumulation and distribution, a negative CMF indicates that more exit had taken place than accumulation based on the 21-day closing price.

Cardano [ADA] price action

Source: TradingView

As it stands, ADA may continue to feel the effect of its name being in the Binance FUD. However, time will tell when the token will recover from its bearish outlook.


Victor is a full-time journalist at AMBCrypto. Before his sojourn into the world of journalism, he was a “buy the top, sell the bottom” merchant while doubling as a sales funnel copywriter. Victor’s focus is the exciting on-chain landscape of the cryptocurrency market and its underlying technology. His other interests include politics, Afrobeats, sports, and marketing.
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