Cardano’s native token ADA overtakes XRP to claim the spot of the 6th largest cryptocurrency globally by market capitalization. ADA is now about $88 million more than XRP in market capitalization according to CoinMarketCap.
ADA broke a key resistance level of $0.5472 and now trades at $0.5583, pumping up almost 8 percent in the last 24 hours. It outperformed XRP which saw an increase of less than 2 per cent and is currently trading at $0.3814 as at press time.
ADA looks to be very well on its way to $!. In the last few hours. Its trading volume increased by over 70% according to CoinMarketCap and per the blockchain’s explorer, the network executes 75,000 transactions per day now.
Per forbes, Cardano is a blockchain platform that looks to become the ‘internet of blockchains’ and although the so called Ethereum killer is still several millions away from attaining the 5th position on list of largest cryptocurrencies, the project’s potentials is not to be undermined.
Cardano developer Input Output Suggests date For Hard Fork
After several delay and postponements, Cardano’s developer Input Output has explained on Twitter that the Mainnet for the Vasil Hard Fork had to be executed and managed securely before it goes live. It goes on to outline three indicators that will determine when that mainnet launch of the hard fork will happen,
It explained that firstly, 75% of mainnet blocks have to be created by the final Vasil node candidate. Then, about 25 exchanges representing the lion’s share of available liquidity have to be onboarded before the upgrade takes place per Utoday
Finally, the leading Cardano-based decentralized applications (dapps) have to upgrade to node version 1.35.3. Minswap, before the mainnet upgrade will be triggered.