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Cardano [ADA] whales are back fishing after a strong retest – Here’s what’s next

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Cardano’s ADA has been fairly bearish on the charts over the last 12 month. However, its fortunes might be about to change now that whales are finding it attractive at lower prices.

Cardano’s supply distribution metrics on Santiment seemed to provide a clear look at what the top addresses have been doing during the bear market. According to the same, addresses holding between 10,000 and 100,000 ADA coins have been consistently accumulating in the last 30 days. In fact, their balance grew from a monthly low of 48.92% on 11 June to 49.75% by 9 July.

Meanwhile, addresses holding more than 10 million ADA coins added to their bags on 16 June. Figures for the same rose from 48.74% to 50.1% by 21 June. At the time of writing, however, these balances had fallen to 49.75%.

Source: Santiment

Addresses holding between 100,000 and 10 million coins reduced their balances significantly during the month. However, those holding between 100,000 and 1 million ceased their sell-off in favor of some accumulation over the last two days. Most of the remaining selling pressure is from addresses holding between 1 million and 10 million ADA coins.

They currently hold around 16.75% of the total ADA supply after reducing their supply from 17.04% on 5 July.

In total, whales that have been accumulating in the last 30 days, increasing their balances by roughly 79.1 million ADA. The larger addresses (holding more than 10 million ADA) notably increased their holdings in the first week of July.

Are ADA bulls preparing for another run?

The accumulation of whales is a sign that bullish pressure might be building up. This can be further supported by an increase in whale transaction count since the start of July. The same was attached to a slight uptick in ADA’s price in the first week of July – Confirmation of the bullish pressure.

Source: Santiment

This bullish outlook can also be supported by multiple support retests near the $0.45-price level. The price has been bouncing back from the same level since May, confirming a strong buy wall.

Source: TradingView


ADA’s bullish activity and buy wall suggest that it is ripe for a significant upside on the charts. This will, however, depend on whether the market will maintain its favorable sentiment.


Michael is a full-time journalist at AMBCrypto. He has 5 years of experience in finance and forex and more than two years as a writer in the crypto and blockchain segments. Michael's writing at AMBCrypto is primarily focused on cryptocurrency market news and technical analysis. His interests include motorcycles and exotic cars.
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