Cardano’s ADA token came close to its highest in two months on Aug. 10 as daily gains neared 6%.
Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed ADA/USD challenging resistance to reach $1.59 — its highest since June 15.
Cardano bulls battle $1.60
One of the top performers in the top fifty cryptocurrencies by market cap, Cardano was yet to overcome multi-month resistance at around $1.60 at the time of writing.
Nonetheless, performance was impressive, catching the attention of veteran trader Peter Brandt who keenly eyed recent strength.
“New development in Cardano $ADAUSD. The advance through the Jul 4 high goes a long way to negate the potential bearishness of the H&S top in this crypto,” he told Twitter followers in an update on the day.
“In fact, this price action can be viewed as bullish as long as price remains above 1.25.”ADA/USD 1-day candle chart (Binance). Source: TradingView
Brandt referred to a recent head & shoulders construction on ADA/USD which the run to Tuesday’s highs had helped overcome.
Fellow trader and Cointelegraph contributor Michaël van de Poppe was similarly upbeat on the future price odds.
“Good bounce of Cardano, but didn’t break the downtrend yet. Looks good,” he summarized.
Against Bitcoin, ADA put in a strong return after looking set for a retest of support, a Van de Poppe had said Monday.
ADA/BTC 1-day candle chart (Binance). Source: TradingView
ADA/USD saw its all-time highs of $2.50 on May 16, coinciding with a turning point across altcoins as Bitcoin fell due to the China-inspired miner rout and associated loss of hash rate.
Altcoins enjoy Bitcoin-beating gains
On weekly timeframes, many alts outperformed Bitcoin’s 18.5% gains, boosted by Ether (ETH) in the aftermath of its successful London hard fork deployment.
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ETH/USD stood at $3,110 at the time of writing, up 25% versus seven days ago and fresh off local highs of nearly $3,200.
ETH/USD 1-day candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView
As Cointelegraph noted, the total cryptocurrency market cap passed $1.9 trillion for the first time since May this week, nearing the significant $2 trillion mark once again.