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Cardano Tops Its 2018 High, Becoming Third-Biggest Cryptocurrency

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Fri, 02/26/2021 - 18:50
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Alex Dovbnya
Cardano has hit a new record high for the first time since early 2018
Cardano Tops Its 2018 High, Becoming Third-Biggest Cryptocurrency
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In what appears to be one of the greatest comeback stories in crypto, Cardano (ADA) has managed to top its January 2018 all-time high.

The cryptocurrency reached a new peak of $1.25 at 5:05 p.m. on the Binance exchange after adding five percent over the last 24 hours.

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Less than a year ago, it was down an eye-popping 98.5 percent from its previous all-time high of $1.18 that was recorded on Jan. 4, 2018. ADA is up 7,252 percent since March 13, 2020.  

The market cap of Cardano has surpassed $38 billion, which makes it the third-largest cryptocurrency (behind only Bitcoin and Ethereum). This is the highest spot the token has reached on cryptocurrency charts to date.

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Cardano is having its moment

ADA has been rallying hard in the run-up to the “Mary” hard fork that will be activated on March 1. As reported by U.Today, the major protocol update will transform Cardano into a multi-asset network, making it a major Ethereum competitor. Developers will now be able to create their own tokens.    

Meanwhile, Dubai-based cryptocurrency fund FD7 Ventures announced that it had started purchasing the token after deciding to liquidate $750 million worth of its Bitcoin holdings.

Cardano will have to launch one more fork before fully transitioning into the new Goguen era.

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About the author

Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets, can be contacted at alex.dovbnya@u.today.