Cardano (ADA) bulls are not holding back their excitement as the crypto market rewards patient investors for enduring a long crypto winter. Like most altcoins, ADA is following in the footsteps of its older sibling Bitcoin, which for the first time in 2023 climbed to $35,000 on Tuesday.
The competitive smart contracts token has increased by 10% to trade at $0.2889 on the day, bringing cumulative gains to 15% in a week and 17.3% in 30 days. Its market cap surged by 10% to $10 billion bolstered by an impressive 117% spike in the eighth-largest crypto’s trading volume to $418 million.
Based on the prevailing technical outlook, Cardano price, which has recently validated a trend reversal pattern, could climb to $0.3481 as part of the initial recovery phase into the 2024/2025 bull run.
If investors rally behind Cardano, the path with the least resistance would remain to the upside, thus supporting the anticipated move to $1.
Cardano Price Rallies As Developers Modify Staking Parameters
According to an announcement shared on X (formerly Twitter) by the Cardano Foundation, the community successfully voted to make significant changes to the network’s staking parameters.
“As a result of the Stake Pool Operator [SPO]-Poll and a subsequent evaluation by the Parameters Committee, the Cardano Foundation has successfully submitted a transaction on the Cardano mainnet to lower the minPoolCost parameter from 340 to 170 ADA,” the Cardano Foundation said via X.
The update which has already been submitted to the mainnet saw immediate action from pool operators like “Stake with Pride” which intends to “lower minPoolCost to 170 permanently, and Margin to 0% temporarily” based on market dynamics.
The Cardano min Pool Cost fee has been dropped to 170 $ADA from 340.
SPOs can drop their fees starting epoch 445 on October 27th.
— St₳kΣ with Pride 🌈 (@StakeWithPride) October 23, 2023
According to a blog post published by the Cardano Foundation, minPoolCost was designed to be a shield against Sybil attacks and to ensure that pool operators were guaranteed a floor income to keep their server operations running.
The Cardano Foundation clarified that the update does not “enforce but allow the operators to reduce their ‘floor’ income.” This move would allow smaller pool operators more room to adjust their operations amid changing market dynamics.
Cardano Price Confirms 37% Rally
Following months of consolidation, Cardano price finally validated a falling wedge pattern breakout. This pattern forms towards the end of a downtrend, marking a period of consolidation where bulls and bears tussle on a relatively level ground.
Price movement above the upper descending trendline usually validates the uptrend and would be accompanied by a significant increase in trading volume. Traders trading this pattern place their buy orders slightly above the trendline, anticipating a breakout equal to the distance between the two widest points, as shown on the daily chart.
As FOMO drives traders and investors to capitalize on the bullish move, momentum intensifies behind the asset, sustaining the uptrend.
Bullish sentiment toward ADA will continue to improve, with ADA holding above two crucial moving averages, starting with the 21-day Exponential Moving Average (EMA) (red) and the 100-day EMA (blue).
The position of the Money Flow Index (RSI) at 77.3 reinforces the bullish outlook. Movement into the overbought region above 80 is bound to attract more investors to seek exposure to Cardano.
However, traders must be cautious because overbought conditions mean that a correction is around the corner. That said, a break above the immediate resistance at $0.3 — the 200-day EMA is required to keep investor interest intact. Otherwise, traders could be staring at a potential reversal as ADA drops to seek liquidity from lower support areas like the 100-day EMA at $0.2701 and the 21-day EMA at $0.2577.
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