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Chainlink (LINK) Price Poised for Uptrend After 10% Fall

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Updated by Daria Krasnova
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In Brief

  • Chainlink's transaction volume grew more than the market cap, indicating that network is undervalued.
  • The 30-day MVRV reinforces the bias with the price eyeing $17.70 to $18.57 in the short term.
  • Rejection may force LINK to a spot where liquidations will be over $174,000.
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Chainlink (LINK) jumped to $16.21 on June 12. Hours later, the price retraced, suggesting the initial hike was a false breakout. 

However, interest in the decentralized Oracle network’s native token heightened as trading volume soared above $450 million over the past 24 hours.

Volume Rises, Network Underrated

As of this writing, the LINK price trades at $15.55, a 10.65% decrease in the last seven days. Chainlink’s surge on Wednesday was driven by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) outcome, which saw inflation drop below the predicted forecasts.

As a result, the broader crypto market—LINK inclusive—posted notable gains. However, the upswing was short-lived, as Bitcoin (BTC), alongside other altcoins, erased some of those gains.

Despite the decline, LINK seems close to a position that may drive another uptrend. The Network Value to Transaction (NVT) Ratio shows proof of this. Another evidence is reflected in the Market Value to Realized Value (MVRV) Ratio.

  • Network Value to Transaction (NVT) Ratio: This metric results from dividing the market cap by the volume transacted on-chain. With the outcome, one can tell if a network is undervalued or overvalued.
  • Market Value to Realized Value (MVRV) Ratio: This is the ratio between a cryptocurrency’s market value and its realized value. It uses the level of profitability to tell whether the price has hit a local top or is close to the bottom. As such, traders can use it to spot potential accumulation and distribution levels.

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According to data from Glassnode, Chainlink’s NVT Ratio fell to 93.04. Typically, a high NVT Ratio implies that the market cap is outpacing the growth of the transaction volume. Oftentimes, this means that the network is overvalued and coincides with the premium price of a token.

Chainlink undervalued network
Chainlink Network Value to Transactions Ratio. Source: Glassnode

However, since the ratio was low for LINK, transaction volume has outperformed the project’s market cap. Therefore, the token is undervalued as the network efficiently handles many transactions. 

Further, on-chain data provided by Santiment reveals that the 30-day MVRV ratio was -9.02%. This negative reading means that if LINK holders sell at the current price, the average return will result in a loss around the aforementioned region.

However, historical data proves that the decline may be an opportunity zone for market participants to scoop LINK at lower prices.

As the chart below shows, LINK’s price bounces once the MVRV Ratio closes between -6% and -21%. For example, the token’s price increased from $12.96 to $18.77 in less than two weeks. This happened between May 15 and 28. At the start of the run, Chainlink’s MVRV ratio was -6.45%.

Chainlink's price is undervalued
Chainlink 30-day MVRV Ratio. Source: Santiment

Another scenario occurred in April when the metric was -21.37%. During that period, LINK went from $13.08 to $15.62.

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Considering the historical analysis and LINK’s current state, mentioning that a price increase may be close is not out of place. If validated, the price of LINK will slowly move up the chart. In addition, this may lead the token to $17.70 within a week or two. 

In a highly bullish market condition, the price of LINK may rally above $18.57. However, indications from the liquidation heatmap may invalidate this prediction. 

  • Liquidation heatmap: This indicator predicts where large-scale liquidations may occur. Traders can use the heatmap to identify high areas of liquidity (usually colored in yellow). Furthermore, the concentration of potential high liquidity areas can attract prices toward the region.

According to Coinglass, a magnetic liquidity zone exists at $15.04, suggesting that LINK’s price may fall to that region if the uptrend gets rejected. 

Chainlink (LINK) potential price decrease
Chainlink Liquidation Heatmap. Source: Coinglass

At this point, bulls stand to lose $174,610. To avoid such losses, traders may need to set considerable stop-loss targets above the potential liquidation price.

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Victor Olanrewaju
Victor Olanrewaju is a technical and on-chain analyst at BeInCrypto, where he monitors the activities of mid- and large-scale investors, commonly known as crypto whales, to detect investment trends across diverse cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, altcoins such as Solana, XRP, Cardano, and Toncoin, as well as meme coins like Dogecoin, Shiba Inu, and Pepe. Additionally, he covers emerging trends including Tap-to-Earn games, AI tokens, and real-world assets (RWA). Before joining BeInCrypto,...