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Cardano: Analyzing the events of the last 15 days to decode ADA’s ongoing price surge

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Cardano Whales Accumulate Over $200M in Tokens as ADA continues bullish run

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  • Cardano (ADA) whales accumulate 560 million tokens worth around $218.4 million in the last two weeks.
  • ADA holders hit an all-time high of over 4.4 million, and long positions dominate funding rates.

According to recent data, whales are becoming increasingly intrigued by Cardano [ADA]. As this interest continues to surge, it would pique one’s curiosity to observe how other investors react and how this will ultimately affect ADA’s price trajectory.

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Cardano whales on a shopping spree

In the last fortnight, the ADA whales have been on a buying spree, acquiring a whopping 560 million ADA tokens valued at approximately $218.4 million.

According to Santiment’s data, the accumulation of these whales has not only boosted the overall number of ADA tokens they hold but has also increased the percentage of the tokens in circulation. 

Cardano (ADA) whales accumulation

Source: Santiment

As of this writing, the addresses that held between 100,000 to 1 million ADA witnessed a surge and now held 17.23% of the total supply. Furthermore, the number of addresses holding over 1 million ADA also increased and now collectively held 16.51% of the total supply.

Heavy is the head that wears the crown

Recent data from Santiment also revealed that the number of ADA holders was also surging. After a sharp decline observed in January, the number of holders had been on a steady rise.

As of this writing, the number of ADA holders had surpassed 4.4 million, which was an all-time high. Despite the current price trend, this growing number indicated the accumulating interest in ADA.

Cardano (ADA) holders

Source: Santiment

Long positions dominate ADA funding rates

Upon considering ADA derivatives, investors were seen to be quite optimistic about a potential price surge. Currently, the funding rates observed across several prominent exchanges indicated that investors were placing their bets on a price increase.

Notably, the funding rate metric suggested that most investors had taken long positions, making it the dominant position as of this writing.

ADA funding rates

Source: Coinglass

30-day MVRV and daily timeframe analysis 

An examination of ADA’s 30-day Market Value to Realized Value ratio (MVRV) suggested that the token was slightly overvalued. As of this writing, the MVRV stood at 1.2%, which might indicate that further accumulation could be expected in the upcoming weeks.

ADA 30-day MVRV

Source: Santiment

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

Looking at ADA’s daily timeframe chart, the token had been enjoying a modest uptrend over the past few days. Nonetheless, as of this writing, it had declined in value and was currently trading at around $0.38.

Following the significant dip it faced in February, its upward trajectory since March until now resulted in over a 26% increase in value. Additionally, the chart indicated that it had remained above the neutral line on the Relative Strength Index (RSI) and had maintained a bullish trend.

ADA/USD daily timeframe price move

Source: TradingView


Saman Waris works as a News Editor at AMBCrypto. She has always been fascinated by how the tides of finance and technology shape communities across demographics. Cryptocurrencies are of particular interest to Saman, with much of her writing centered around understanding how ideas like Momentum and Greater Fool theories apply to altcoins, specifically, memecoins. A graduate in history, Saman worked the sports beat before diving into crypto. Prior to joining AMBCrypto 2 years ago, Saman was a News Editor at Sportskeeda. This was preceded by her stint as Editor-in-Chief at EssentiallySports.
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