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Cardano's ADA Remains Slightly Below "Fair Value" per Metric: Details

Mon, 12/05/2022 - 13:57
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Tomiwabold Olajide
Cardano's value proposition explained
Cardano's ADA Remains Slightly Below "Fair Value" per Metric: Details
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A Cardano community-focused Twitter account, ADA Whale, shares an interesting post on ADA valuation. Making an update on a post he made earlier in the year, he arrived at the deduction that ADA is slightly below "fair value" relative to the market, while others remain overvalued or undervalued.

ADA Whale drew this conclusion from a chart that plotted subreddit size versus market cap for the top 50 crypto assets. He/she notes that a user would have been able to make positive year-to-date (YTD) returns of 21.6% by shorting an equally weighted basket of the overvalued assets and longing for an equally weighted basket of the undervalued assets. With the exclusion of LUNA, which imploded in May, the YTD returns would have been +17.8%.

He says that the market remains at a different stage, and the same strategy may not work again in the next six to twelve months.

Cardano's value proposition explained

In a thread of tweets, the Cardano community reacted to a critic who questioned the value proposition of Cardano. In a series of tweets in response, ADA Whale stated that "staking on Cardano is essentially like interacting with a DeFi app."

He adds that if staking were included in TVL like those chains with custodial staking, Cardano might have ranked as the second largest DeFi platform after Ethereum.

According to DefiLlama data, Cardano ranks in a distant 29th place on DeFi chains with a TVL (total value locked) of $61.57 million.

In other comparisons, Cardano fares better as it ranks as the second largest staking network after Ethereum with a staking market cap of $8 billion, while Ethereum had a $21 billion staking market cap.

Cardano Ranks Among Top Staking Networks, Report Finds

Also, a thread of tweets by crypto researcher Sooraj might suggest that Cardano has 14 times more participation in staking than Ethereum.

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Tomiwabold is a cryptocurrency analyst and an experienced technical analyst. He pays close attention to cryptocurrency research, conducting comprehensive price analysis and exchanging predictions of estimated market trends. Tomiwabold earned his degree at the University of Lagos.