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August 23, 2021 @ 08:26 +03:00
Cardano (ADA), the native cryptocurrency powering Charles Hoskinson’s public blockchain, has hit a fresh all-time high and has surpassed Binance’s native token in total market capitalization. As of press time, ADA’s market capitalization stands at $80.7 billion compared to Binance coin’s (BNB) $72.1 billion, data from provider Messari shows.
ADA’s price is up a staggering 19% on the day and is continuing its drive from Thursday’s run where it came close to setting fresh price highs. The crypto has been on a tear in recent weeks and is up 150% from July 21 lows of $1. ADA is currently changing hands for around $2.49 after reaching its record high of $2.55 during the Asia trading hours.
Strong levels of daily buyer volume – the most since the end of May – are matching price action on the way up signaling demand in the strength and conviction of ADA’s trend. It would appear the Alonzo upgrade is having a significant impact on investor sentiment. The upgrade seeks to usher in smart-contract functionality and address what critics have described as one of the network’s most glaring deficiencies. The upgrade is slated for Oct. 1, though some are betting it will overshoot and release sometime later.
Cardano Price Hits All-Time High, Overtakes Binance Coin as Third-Most Valuable Crypto, CNBC, Aug 23