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Cardano Sees Massive Growth in Smart Contracts as ADA Bulls Target Triumph Over Ethereum

Cardano, known for its innovative blockchain platform, has been experiencing a remarkable surge in smart contracts, particularly within the Plutus V2 framework.

This increase, which has seen over 1,000 new smart contracts added in April, comes at a time when the broader cryptocurrency market is struggling to show signs of stability following a weekend of steep losses.

Smart contracts are essential components of Cardano’s ecosystem, powering decentralized applications (dApps) and automating transactions on the blockchain. This growth in smart contracts highlights Cardano’s commitment to enhancing its functionality and competitiveness among blockchain platforms.

Cardano Rapid Growth in Smart Contracts

As of April 14, the total number of Plutus scripts on the Cardano network, including both Plutus V1 and Plutus V2, has surpassed 41,000. This represents a substantial 3% increase from the beginning of April, according to data sourced by ZyCrypto.

In particular, there are now 6,470 Plutus V1 scripts, reflecting a slight uptick of 0.15% since April 1. Contrastingly, the count for Plutus V2 scripts has risen significantly to 35,273, marking a noteworthy increase of 3.52% compared to the previous month.

Smart contracts are at the core of Cardano’s functionality, enabling secure, transparent, and automated transactions. They play a pivotal role in cutting out intermediaries, lowering costs and boosting efficiency. The recent surge in smart contracts on the Cardano network indicates a rising trend towards decentralized applications (dApps) and underscores the platform’s growing utility over Ethereum.

Despite the overall market volatility, Cardano’s focus on enhancing its ecosystem and smart contract functionality has positioned it well for growth. The platform’s commitment to research-driven development and community involvement has contributed to its resilience amidst market fluctuations. The stability in the broader cryptocurrency market has also provided a favourable environment for Cardano to expand its ecosystem.

ADA Price Analysis

Cardano is making headlines with a remarkable resurgence, boosting its market capitalization by over $1.7 billion in a single trading session. This surge comes amidst recent market turbulence and uncertainty.

The latest data from CoinMarketCap illustrates Cardano’s market cap climbing from $15.8 billion to $16.3 billion, reinforcing its standing as the 10th largest cryptocurrency by market cap. This places Cardano ahead of Avalanche (AVAX) but trailing behind Toncoin (TON), which currently holds the ninth spot with a market cap of $21.2 billion.

The recent increase in market capitalization can be attributed to the resurgence of ADA, Cardano’s native cryptocurrency. Following a notable 32% drop caused by geopolitical concerns, ADA has rebounded by 2.3% in today’s trading, reaching $0.47. As of writing, ADA/USDT is trading at $0.46, rising 0.65% over the last 24 hours and a trading volume of $610 million during the same time. 

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