Cardano's ADA token, the fourth-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, hit new all-time highs on May 13 as bulls refused to follow the broad market downtrend.
ADA wows weary traders
The move is impressive and brings Cardano within inches of the psychologically significant $2 landmark.
The altcoin had followed many other large-cap cryptocurrencies higher in previous weeks, but May 13 showed a surprising resilience to volatility, as most tokens fell in line with a reversal in Bitcoin (BTC).
With ADA/USD starting 2021 at just $0.16, excitement was clear among traders.
"Thanks for playing," Filbfilb, co-founder of trading suite Decentrader, summarized to Telegram subscribers.
Filbfilb highlighted equally bullish behavior and prognosis for ADA against Bitcoin. The U.S. dollar high brought ADA/BTC back to a resistance level last tested in June 2018.
Buzzword "energy" sees Nano steal the show
Despite its progress, however, the day's hottest gains did not belong to Cardano, but Nano (NANO), which traded up by a maximum of 125% before consolidating near $14.
The fallout of Tesla dropping Bitcoin for payments was still proving to be a boon for some altcoins at the time of writing — and which blockchain could boast energy-saving advantages was the topic of endless debate.
As Cointelegraph reported, the possibility remains that Tesla could adopt a different cryptocurrency, one that suits its mantra on eco-friendly business.