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Why Hedera [HBAR] remains a long-term bet as per this executive and these metrics 

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  • Hedera exec expressed optimism about the network’s future
  • HBAR’s short-term performance may remain in limbo despite more favorable long-term outlook

Hedera [HBAR] delivered a rather unenthusiastic performance in the second half of 2022, so much that it shattered any expectations of short-term upside. While this might be discouraging for HBAR holders, the latest update still supported a favorable long-term outlook.

Read Hedera’s [HBAR] Price Prediction 2023-2024

In a recent update, Hedera released a snippet of an interview during which Rob Allen, the senior vice president of ecosystem acceleration at Hedera, acknowledged that the bear market had been brutal. However, he noted that the network continued to build during crypto winter with the goal of providing utility across multiple sectors.

The SVP also expressed excitement about the next bull market, suggesting that he had high hopes for HBAR’s long-term recovery. He believed that Hedera will be among the networks heavily focused on utility in the next bull run.

A look at the network’s developer activity metric corroborated Allen’s views by confirming that it had maintained a healthy development activity in the last 12 months.

Can HBAR overcome short-term headwinds?

HBAR, at press time, was still struggling to overcome the bottom range despite its promising future. A look at its price action revealed that it was still trading close to its current 2022 low: $0.048 at the time of writing.

Hedera HBAR price action

Source: TradingView

HBAR’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) achieved more upside from its current 12-month low, which indicated a gaining relative strength. Its Money Flow Index (MFI) also confirmed a significant accumulation in the last two weeks. Despite this downside, Hedera maintained a healthy network activity.

One good example that confirmed Hedera’s network activity was the total NFT trade volume. The latter’s performance in the last three months suggested that the demand for NFTs on the network was not as heavily affected by HBAR’s downside.

Hedera NFT trades volume

Source: Santiment

Notably, Hedera was still able to achieve noteworthy demand for NFTs despite the rough market conditions. This was a good sign for the network’s future.

Nevertheless, the short-term outlook remained stale. HBAR’s weighted sentiment metric remained unchanged over the last few days, suggesting that there may still be a lack of noteworthy demand to trigger a short-term upside.

Hedera weighted sentiment

Source: Santiment

Despite the above outcome, HBAR’s market cap rose by roughly $40 million in the last 24 hours until press time. Thus, the token could be off to a bullish start this week.

Hedera market cap

Source: Santiment

HBAR’s traders may enjoy a bullish performance if the volume rises further. Though this is not the case most times, perhaps Hedera will be the exception. Nevertheless, HBAR’s long-term value remained promising.


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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