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Cardano [ADA] whales are back fishing after a strong retest – Here’s what’s next

10 Jul, 20223 min readAltcoins
Cardano [ADA] whales are back fishing after a strong retest – Here’s what’s next

Cardano’s ADA has been fairly bearish on the charts over the last 12 month. However, its fortunes might be about to change now that whales are finding it attractive at lower prices.

Cardano’s supply distribution metrics on Santiment seemed to provide a clear look at what the top addresses have been doing during the bear market. According to the same, addresses holding between 10,000 and 100,000 ADA coins have been consistently accumulating in the last 30 days. In fact, their balance grew from a monthly low of 48.92% on 11 June to 49.75% by 9 July.

Meanwhile, addresses holding more than 10 million ADA coins added to their bags on 16 June. Figures for the same rose from 48.74% to 50.1% by 21 June. At the time of writing, however, these balances had fallen to 49.75%.

Addresses holding between 100,000 and 10 million coins reduced their balances significantly during the month. However, those holding between 100,000 and 1 million ceased their sell-off in favor of some accumulation over the last two days. Most of the remaining selling pressure is from addresses holding between 1 million and 10 million ADA coins.

They currently hold around 16.75% of the total ADA supply after reducing their supply from 17.04% on 5 July.

In total, whales that have been accumulating in the last 30 days, increasing their balances by roughly 79.1 million ADA. The larger addresses (holding more than 10 million ADA) notably increased their holdings in the first week of July.

🐳 As #Cardano's price performance has stayed particularly underwhelming in 2022, addresses holding 10k – 100k $ADA are now accumulating. They've added 79.1m $ADA to their collective bags in 30 days. Meanwhile, 100k – 10m whales have ceased their dumping. — Santiment (@santimentfeed) July 9, 2022

Are ADA bulls preparing for another run?

The accumulation of whales is a sign that bullish pressure might be building up. This can be further supported by an increase in whale transaction count since the start of July. The same was attached to a slight uptick in ADA’s price in the first week of July – Confirmation of the bullish pressure.

This bullish outlook can also be supported by multiple support retests near the $0.45-price level. The price has been bouncing back from the same level since May, confirming a strong buy wall.


ADA’s bullish activity and buy wall suggest that it is ripe for a significant upside on the charts. This will, however, depend on whether the market will maintain its favorable sentiment.


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