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Cardano: Why keeping this exchange at arm’s length was the right choice for ADA

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  • Charles Hoskinson justified his decision to decline Gemini’s offer to list ADA
  • ADA faced further downturn amid the ongoing crypto winter 

In a Twitter space interaction with the Cardano [ADA] community, founder Charles Hoskinson pointed out that declining Gemini’s offer to list the token was the right call. The exchange had initially asked to have ADA on its platform which Hoskinson politely turned down. 

Read Cardano’s [ADA] Price Prediction 2023-2024

This happened amid rumors that Gemini was to follow in FTX footsteps with talks of bankruptcy. On 3 December, the Financial Times reported that Genesis borrowed Gemini’s customer funds, amounting to $900 million, and have been unable to pay back.

This was after Gemini halted withdrawals for hours, bringing concerns about a possible collapse. The report read, 

“Genesis is the main partner in Gemini’s “earn” programme, where retail investors lend out their coins in exchange for a fixed stream of returns. Gemini halted withdrawals from the scheme last month after Genesis said “unprecedented market turmoil” meant it did not have sufficient liquidity to make good on all of its redemption requests.”

A change may not be imminent

For Hoskinson, that was the last straw for avoiding any collaboration. Although Gemini was back in full operation despite suffering a $485 million bank run, the Cardano founder maintained his former stance.

In the interim, ADA was able to record a 77% volume increase. While this occurred between 25 and 26 December, CoinMarketCap showed that the token could not follow up with a substantial price increase. 

Regarding the ADA price, the daily timeframe indicated a move in the downward direction. This was because the Directional Movement Index (DMI) supported the horseplay displayed by the -DMI (red).

As of 26 December, the -DMI trended higher at 31.90. In opposition, the +DMI preferred to languish in incapability at 13.09. 

ADA price action showing its MACD and Directional Movement Index

Source: TradingView

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Moreover, the Average Directional Index (ADX) indicated reinforcement for the downward direction. At the time of writing, the ADX (yellow) was 41.87, beaming above 25 which signified a strong movement. Furthermore, the Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) suggested favor for the reds since it was below the histogram.

Investors, it’s a long way from here

On assessing ADA’s condition on-chain, it showed that it could be a long ride for investors. This was due to the position demonstrated by the Market Value to Realized Value (MVRV) ratio. As of this writing, the 30-day MVRV ratio was -13.57%. 

While this was some respite from its 19 December value, ADA was still off producing profits for its holders. The Z score was also put up a similar show at -1.28. An explanation meant ADA was undervalued but no point of indication to push an accumulation commencement.

Cardano MVRV ratio MVRV z-score

Source: Santiment


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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