Cardano is recording increased price and network activity and has sparked bullish predictions about the coin’s future.
According to CoinMarketCap data, Cardano is now trading higher at $0.353 after rising more than 4% in the last 24 hours and nearly 18% over 7 days. The network is seeing a significant increase in activity, according to data from on-chain data service Santiment.
Furthermore, Cardano transactions of more than $1 million hit 1,742 on Saturday, a new record since January 2022. Interestingly, this happened as the number of ADA daily active addresses fell. Santiment’s data indicates that Cardano’s richest investors are buying more, while investors, in general, are holding out. Nevertheless, the price of Cardano, over the last month, has grown more than 30%
There is also an increase in DeFi activity on Cardano’s network. According to data from DeFiLlama, the total value locked (TVL) hit $236.72 million. This is a 39% jump over 30 days and reflects an increase in utilization for the network among DeFi users. Particularly, some of Cardano’s most popular DeFi projects, including Liqwid, Minswap, Optim Finance, and Indigo, have recorded significant increases in activity as well.
General Cardano transaction volume also climbed, hitting 332.08 million from 237.63 million. The transaction volume is a three-month high, which also adds to the bullish outlook for the price of ADA.
Cardano Price Predictions
One prediction came from analyst John Morgan, who offered mixed scenarios about whether or not the Bulls will beat the Bears in November. The bearish scenario sees ADA succumbing to bad market news and fluctuations, dropping to a level of around $0.24. The neutral scenario is one where ADA trades at $0.29. Morgan then offered a bullish scenario where the asset surges to $0.41 due to a spike in TVL, as well as upgrades from parent company Input Output Global (IOG). Although ADA has not fulfilled the bullish scenario, recent events suggest that this is more likely than the neutral or bearish outlooks for the coin.
An analyst known as Lucid on X (formerly Twitter) has what is probably the most bullish ADA prediction. According to an X post, Lucid said Cardano will 100x, tying the coin’s potential bullishness to the general crypto market:
“$ADA is going to $30! Bitcoin proved to the whole world that a $1 Trillion market cap is attainable! Even Ethereum with all its issues hit $500 billion! With inflation the crypto market as a whole will be worth $10 Trillion within the decade! Cardano is going for the 100x!”
Interestingly, several members of the community disagreed with the prediction. One post noted ADA would be “lucky to get to $3” because it’s slowly becoming a “ghost chain” that is “impossible to work with”. Lucid responded with data that points to Cardano as October’s top crypto project by developer activity.