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Dogecoin flips Cardano – Can devs finally come to the rescue of ADA’s price?

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Discussions across social media range from Cardano’s governance to its adoption.

As Cardano gains attention for the wrong reasons, ADA reacts

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  • The issues raised caused a rise in negative sentiment.
  • Developers seem to be coming to the project’s rescue.

Cardano [ADA] has been garnering a lot of attention in recent times but for the wrong reasons. According to AMBCrypto’s assessment of the market, conversations around the projects have surged.

However, most of them centered around Cardano’s cons. As a result, the broader sentiment around ADA was bearish. Based on our findings, the Cardano community was not happy with developments on the network.

Is this a red flag?

This might sound surprising to those who have followed our previous articles. But it is true, that development activity has been declining on the network. At press time, on-chain data showed that the metric was 77.69.

In December 2023, this same metric peaked at 128. AMBCrypto also found that the decline has triggered concerns about the project.

From our investigation, some concerns ranged from Cardano’s governance model to ADA’s adoption.

Some argued that Cardano’governance model was too centralized. Others mentioned that the project’s inability to deliver on some of its promises was hindering ADA’s adoption.

As a result of this, the Weighted Sentiment dropped to the negative region.

Cardano's development activity, indicating a bearish bias

Source: Santiment

Furthermore, we checked if the issues raised about ADA’s adoption were valid. One of the ways we did this was by looking at the activity on the network.

First, we evaluated the 24-hour active addresses. According to Santiment’s data, the active addresses on Cardano were 32,100.

Compared to what the metric was on the 21st of March, this number was extremely low.

Active addresses track the number of participants making successful transactions on a network. Hence, the decrease implied that users who flocked in ADA’s direction a few days back were no more present.

However, it seems that the project might soon experience positive changes. This prediction was based on the Development Activity Contributors Count.

Developers are coming back

On the 24th of March, this metric was at a low point. But at press time, the number had increased. This suggested that code commits deployed to Cardano were increasing.

If this metric continues to increase, then developments on the network might revisit previous highs. Moreover, market participants might change their view from bearish to bullish.

Decreasing active addresses on Cardano while developers troop in

Source: Santiment

However, the return of developers alone might not be enough to change participants’ perspectives. ADA’s price is another area that market players might be looking to.

Realistic or not, here’s ADA’s market cap in DOGE’s terms

As of this writing, ADA had lost the eighth position in terms of market cap to Dogecoin [DOGE]. Also, the price of the cryptocurrency had decreased by 5.18% in the last seven days.

If ADA recovers, then the project can restore confidence to its community. On the other hand, a further decline might intensify the skepticism.


Victor Olanrewaju is a full-time journalist at AMBCrypto. Settled in Lagos, his fascination with blockchain technology and the cryptocurrency market arose out of his love of freedom and everything free. As a Nigerian, Victor understands the impact unfounded financial restrictions have on a population. He sees Bitcoin and cryptos as a way to circumvent these obstacles, as a tool for value creation despite all the setbacks. A graduate in Physics, Victor previously worked as a Senior Marketer at Melange Technologies. Before that, he dealt with crypto-marketers on a regular basis in his capacity as Copywriter at Ventrix Media. At AMBCrypto, Victor’s focus is on assessing the real effectiveness of both on-chain and off-chain developments on a project and its community sentiment.
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