- ADA price has seen massive pressure recently.
- Cardano investors incurred more than $50 billion in losses in value.
- Here is why the token suffered a sharp decline during overnight sessions.
Cardano (ADA) witnessed a massive reversal during the overnight session. The alternative coin observed a sharp fall after stabilizing on Thursday, hitting its lowest mark in 2022 January. Nevertheless, ADA has been on a downtrend within the last four days. That way, the token remains 25% lower from its weekend peak.
Reasons behind ADA Retreat
Cardano is among the leading cryptocurrencies globally. The project has attracted retail investors due to its PoS technology. Today, Cardano ranks 8th in the crypto list, with its global market cap hovering beyond $40 billion.
ADA price has seen deep plummets within the last few months. The downswings had its investors losing $50 billion as the token’s value was above $90 billion during Cardano’s peak. Multiple reasons explain why the crash happened. First and foremost, market players remain worried about the platform’s slow uptake following the Alonzo upgrade. The update introduced ‘smart’ contracts capabilities, making ADA an Ethereum competitor. Nevertheless, ‘smart’ contracts projects appear less, several months after the hard fork.
Fed Reserve and Regulations
Secondly, Federal Reserve’s actions added downward pressure on Cardano. The bank began tightening and might implement rate hikes in 2022. Besides, economic figures appear highly supportive. The inflation rate in America has seen a sharp increase while the unemployment rate also retreated.
Yesterday’s data indicates the housing market is performing well. For instance, home sales surged by over 8% last year, translating to the highest climb in decades. Housing and building permits also increased.
Thirdly, ADA’s retreat followed the recent regulatory updates. Reports about Russia planning to ban cryptocurrencies mean negativity in the crypto space. Remember, Russia is among the leading economic powerhouse globally. It remains unclear whether the nation will accomplish the crypto banning move.
Other regions also hinted at crypto clampdowns. For instance, the European Union regulator proposed a crypto mining ban.
For now, the overall crypto space hovers lower. While publishing this news, Bitcoin traded at $38,823. Meanwhile, the global crypto market hovers at $1.83 trillion, following an 8.01% 24hr decline.