LINK Price Expected To Remain Stable After Massive Token Unlock

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LINK Price Expected To Remain Stable After Massive Token Unlock
  • A few hours ago, about 18.75 million LINK tokens were unlocked and transferred out by multiple non circulating wallet addresses.
  • At press time, LINK was worth $6.29 after its price was able to climb by more than 2% in the past 24 hours.
  • Technicals suggest that a significant medium-term bullish flag may be triggered on LINK’s daily chart soon.

Earlier today, 18.75 million Chainlink (LINK) tokens were unlocked and transferred out by 4 non circulating wallet addresses, according to posts shared by on-chain analytics platforms Wu Blockchain and Spot On Chain. According to both posts, the unlocked LINK tokens were worth about $117 million to $119 million.

Spot on Chain also shared that 15.7 million of the unlocked LINK tokens, worth $95 million,  were deposited to Binance. Afterwards, 3.05 million LINK remained in the 0xD50f address.

It is worth noting that since August 2022, a significant amount of 82.75 million dollars worth of LINK tokens has been unlocked, of which 71.8 million dollars worth of LINK was subsequently deposited to Binance. Notably, the price of LINK has demonstrated stability even in the face of these substantial token unlocks in the past.

This seems to be the case again as LINK’s price managed to climb by more than 2% over the past 24 hours, according to CoinMarketCap. As a result, LINK was trading at $6.29 at press time, which was a slightly closer to its 24 hour peak of $6.41 than its daily low of $6.11.

In conjunction with its price rise, the 24-hour trading volume of LINK experienced a 3.26% increase over the past day, bringing it to a total of $130,358,970. Furthermore, LINK’s recent favorable price movement has propelled its weekly performance into positive territory, taking it to +0.73%.

Daily chart for LINK/USDT (Source: TradingView)
Daily chart for LINK/USDT (Source: TradingView)

From a technical perspective, a significant medium-term bullish flag may be triggered on LINK’s daily chart soon. At press time, the 20-day EMA line was closing in on the 50-day EMA line. If these two technical indicators cross, it will signal that medium-term momentum has shifted in favor of bulls. 

If this technical flag is validated, then LINK’s price may attempt a challenge at the $7.331 threshold in the coming couple of weeks. An early confirmation of this bullish thesis will be if LINK’s price closes a daily candle above $6.480.

However, failure to close a daily candle above this resistance level in the next 72 hours may put the altcoin at risk of falling to the next support level at $5.706. Thereafter, continued sell pressure may result in LINK’s value dropping to $5.

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