Citing Messari data, one user on X, @JaromirTesar, notes that despite the effects of the crypto bear market, which has adversely affected valuation and activity, there are more Cardano (ADA) holders willing to stake their assets, helping secure the network and earn staking rewards at the same time.
More Delegators Staking ADA, Confidence Remains High
Sharing a screenshot on November 1, the user notes that roughly 250 ADA holders have opted to stake their coins daily for the past year. By the end of Q3 2023, there were 1.31 million delegators, up from 1.22 million recorded around the same time last year. This means that despite the harsh crypto market conditions, ADA holders seem to have been unfazed and choose to lock their coins instead of exiting for other coins like Bitcoin (BTC) or stablecoins, including USDT.
In total, 65.33% of all ADA is engaged, actively participating in consensus and helping keep the network decentralized. Even so, this is down from 71.57% recorded in Q3 2023. The active stake translates to 22.9 billion ADA, down from 25 billion in Q3 2023. According to trackers, there are 35.2 billion ADA in circulation.