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Fantom (FTM) Begins March 2023 on a Negative Note — More Downside Forecast Ahead

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In Brief

  • Fantom (FTM) has been in a bearish free fall since mid-February.
  • On-chain metrics show FTM may be overvalued at current prices.
  • FTM holders are positioning for more selling-action, which could push the price further downward.
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Fantom lost ground by 18% in February. On-chain data suggests FTM could still be overvalued around current prices. With FTM holders now moving tokens onto exchanges, is there a chance for this altcoin to decline further in the coming weeks?

Fantom is a directed acyclic graph (DAG) smart-contract platform designed to rival Ethereum in hosting decentralized finance (DeFi) services to crypto investors. 

Fantom Remains Overvalued Despite Recent Downswing

FTM holders endured a turbulent February amid a sharp 18% decline. The native token of the 8th-largest DeFi network by total value locked has not shown signs of a resurgence in the first week of March. 

According to cryptocurrency data analytics firm, Santiment, the Network Value to Transaction (NVT) Ratio spike indicates FTM price may decline in the coming weeks. 

Fantom, FTM Price NVT Ratio
Fantom (FTM) Price vs. NVT Ratio, March 2023. Source: Santiment

The graph above shows relative to price, the FTM NVT ratio has been trending upward since mid-February. This means the FTM token is becoming increasingly overbought. The NVT ratio describes the relationship between market cap and transaction volumes. And rising values often signal impending sell action. 

Holders Are Positioning for Sell Action

Notably, another on-chain trend that could culminate in a bearish FTM performance in March is the influx of tokens on exchanges. 

Blockchain data compiled by IntoTheBlock indicates FTM holders may be positioning for sell action in the coming weeks. The netflow of FTM across prominent exchanges has increased over the past week. 

Since March 3, approximately 8.7 million FTM tokens have moved into top exchanges.

Fantom (FTM) Exchange Flows
Fantom (FTM) Exchange Netflows, March 2023. Source: IntoTheBlock

Typically, when the netflow rises, it is a bearish signal which suggests that a large volume of FTM is now available on exchanges to fulfill short-term sell orders or create new ones. 

FTM Price Prediction: When Bottom? 

IntoTheBlock’s Exchange Market Depth chart provides a data-driven estimate of potential FTM price movements in the coming weeks. 

Market Depth or Bid-Ask spread is a segregated aggregate of limit orders placed by FTM holders that depict key support and resistance point with respect to current prices. 

The chart below shows that the current bearish trend will likely be halted 20% below the current prices. This falls at $0.35, where there is a significant demand for 14.4 million FTM tokens. However, failure to hold this support could see FTM slide toward $0.30, which is the next formidable buy wall with 19 million FTM orders.

Fantom (FTM) Exchange Market Depth
Fantom (FTM) Exchange Market Depth, March 2023. Source: IntoTheBlock

Conversely, the 13.8 million FTM sell-wall on the road to $0.46 poses strong resistance to any major price rally. But, if FTM scales this obstacle, the 20 million FTM sell orders at the $50 price level could be the next resistance to beat.


In line with the Trust Project guidelines, this price analysis article is for informational purposes only and should not be considered financial or investment advice. BeInCrypto is committed to accurate, unbiased reporting, but market conditions are subject to change without notice. Always conduct your own research and consult with a professional before making any financial decisions.

Ibrahim Ajibade
Ibrahim Ajibade Ademolawa is an experienced research analyst who began his career in Commercial Banking. He has worked with several Web3 startups and financial institutions...