Crypto analytics firm Santiment says one metric is suggesting that decentralized oracle network Chainlink (LINK) could have more upside potential.
In a new thread on the social media platform X, the market intelligence platform says that Chainlink’s rally may continue even as LINK wallets see a sudden decline.
According to Santiment, an abrupt wallet decline is generally a sign of a market capitulation due to fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) that can indicate an increase in prices could soon follow.
“Chainlink has jumped ahead of the altcoin pack after some previously dormant wallets created the highest age consumed spike (5.38 billion, calculated by multiplying coins moved by the amount of days those coins had been dormant). This influx of LINK back into the network’s circulation has likely contributed to the price jump.
Additionally, the network had seen minor liquidations of wallets, which is often a sign of FUD that can contribute to further price rises.”
LINK is trading for $18.76 at time of writing, up nearly 12% in the last 24 hours.
“Historically, a high ratio of crowd discussions toward Bitcoin is a sign of fear. However, since mid-2023, the euphoria and optimism surrounding the ETFs (exchange-traded funds) has flipped high BTC discussions into a greed indicator due to (arguably) unrealistic expectations for markets.
Three weeks since the SEC (U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission) approved the Bitcoin ETFs, it appears that this indicator has finally normalized.
High altcoin discussions may push the ratio of BTC discussions into a bearish ‘unhealthy’ area if they outperform the #1 market cap asset during this first week of February. Unlike the last two Bitcoin social dominance spikes that foreshadowed predictable tops, a negative spike means the asset is being ignored once again in favor of the crowd greedily over-leveraging portfolios toward alts once again.”
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