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Santiment: Litecoin (LTC) Whales in Longest Accumulation Streak Since 2017

Santiment, the leading crypto intelligence platform, has revealed a number of bullish on-chain metrics developing for Litecoin (LTC) that many didn’t notice.

At the time of filing this report, the digital token LTC is priced at 146, down about 65% from its all-time high of $410. Despite this notable price downtrend, Santiment opined that crypto whales may have other plans for the cryptocurrency.

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The crypto intelligence firm added that smart money Litecoin (LTC) whales are on a 15-week accumulation streak, a height that has not been attained since 2017.

Santiment noted:

“Litecoin is showing some signs of life, up about +5% against BTC in the past two days. Whale addresses holding 10,000 to 1,000,000 LTC are in a 15-week accumulation pattern that is their longest since 2017. They have added 5% of LTC’s supply in just 15 weeks.”

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Looking at BTC and the broader market, Santiment says that traders may be getting too confident in predicting further price drops.

Historically, Santiment said the current conditions often lead to short squeezes, which is when an excessive number of traders attempt to short the market only to get hit with an unexpected price bump that leads to a cascade of liquidations that push the price up even further.

“Bitcoin and several other altcoins reveal a higher short-to-long ratio than usual, indicating traders are expecting prices to drop. Traditionally, when this funding rate ratio is extremely negative, shorts are primed to be liquidated and prices rise.”

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Santiment also says that privacy-focused blockchain Monero (XMR) is showing some under-the-radar signals that could be bullish. According to the firm, Monero is being discussed in forums at its highest rate in 10 months.

“Monero has decoupled from the crypto pack on a down Thursday. The asset has been quiet since hitting $513 back on May 7, 2021. But with XMR being one of the few pumping coins currently, it’s seeing the highest forum discussion rate in 10 months.”

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Solomon Odunayo
Solomon Odunayo
Solomon is a trader, crypto enthusiast, and analyst with over four years of experience in the industry. He strongly believes that crypto assets and the blockchain will continue to gain prominence. At, he focuses on news, articles with deep analysis of blockchain projects, and technical analysis of crypto trading pairs.

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