Cardano breakout has continued to make headlines this week. Data by CoinGecko shows ADA trading 20% in 24 hours, following an announcement that the blockchain network will soon support smart contracts functionality.
At the time of writing, ADA is trading at $1.77 amid the push by the bulls to close the day past 1.8. The uptrend has been entirely consistent with Cardano flipping hurdles into formidable support areas.
Cardano To Launch Smart Contracts Solutions
The CEO of IOHK, Charles Hoskinson, has confirmed that Cardano will soon have smart contracts functionality. According to him, discussions and preparations have been completed, with Friday being the tentative day. However, he cautioned the community on onboarding the exchanges saying that this step will be “the final go-no-go.”
We had a lot of discussions with partners and other people, and it looks like we are on track for Friday to announce the date.
As the news reverberated across the market, Cardano shot up significantly, extending the breakout from July 22. Many analysts believe that this development will take Cardano to the next level, with the price predicted to hit the all-time of $2.5 within the next week.
The short-term technical outlook shows that Cardano has a bullish outlook that continues to support the uptrend. For instance, the Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) indicator still compels buyers to buy into ADA.
In addition, a break above the immediate hurdle at $1.8 could bolster Cardano above $2. More buy orders will be triggered above this level, with speculation for gains above $2.5 increase at astronomical margins.
ADA/USD Daily Chart
It is essential to realize that the Relative Strength Index (RSI) is already overbought. Usually, overbought conditions are challenging to uphold. Hence, a correction is often expected after the RSI hits levels above 70. Currently, the technical index stands at 80, implying that a retreat is possible in the near term. Therefore, it is imperative to be cautious while trading Cardano, at least for now.
Cardano Intraday Levels
Spot rate: $1.8
Support: $1.4 and $1.2
Resistance: $1.8 and $2