Increased transaction activity from miners and major investors in cryptocurrency is fueling expectations of an upward trend and suggests that a huge price spike is imminent.
At the time of writing, the price range for LTC is $61.50 to $74.50, up 3.5% in the last 24 hours, figures by crypto market price aggregator CoinGecko show. The crypto has so far been able to hold its ground and sustain a 37% increase in the last four months, data shows.
The 100-Day Moving Average, on the other hand, is currently at $67.40, while the 10-Day Moving Average is at $73.25. These indicators suggest that Litecoin is gaining pace, with resistance levels found at $80.11 and $93.05.
Litecoin hasn’t changed much in response to recent events in the crypto sector, even though it stands to gain directly. Companies like Blackrock, Invesco, Franklin Templeton, Ark Invest and Fidelity recently applied for a spot Bitcoin ETF.
Blackrock recently submitted a separate document for an Ethereum ETF. This indicates the prevailing confidence of the largest asset management firm globally in the potential approval of its Bitcoin ETF.
Litecoin has emerged as one of the most active blockchains in the industry, with a solid achievement of surpassing 1 million transactions on November 14th, marking the first time the proof-of-work (PoW) network has reached this milestone.
This surpasses the previous all-time high of 660,153 transactions recorded just a day earlier. Remarkably, Litecoin’s transaction activity over this two-day period has exceeded that of Bitcoin, highlighting a significant surge in LTC’s blockchain engagement.
According to latest data, Litecoin has a strong daily trading volume that surpassed $612 million in the previous day. Like Bitcoin, Litecoin has shown to be resistant to manipulation.
Moreover, Litecoin continues to hold its position as a cryptocurrency with significant processing power for handling heavy transactions with a relatively consistent hash rate in recent months.
In the meantime, there are two very encouraging signs: the miners’ accumulation of LTC, which has reached reserves of over 2.5 million, and the spike in whale transactions, which peaked eight weeks ago.
But before the bulls can confidently shoot for $80 and higher, they must be able to breach the initial barrier at $78. A correction may begin if the price falls below $65; however, early support may come from the 406,590 holders who purchased 4.8 million LTC at approximately $67.
Meanwhile, the performance of the derivatives market presented a varied scenario. The Open Interest (OI) for Litecoin Futures on Binance exhibited a lateral movement, suggesting a decreased inclination among traders to speculate on the future price movements of the cryptocurrency.
Conversely, the Funding Rate on the exchange portrayed a positive trend, signifying the prevalence of long-position traders in the market. This divergence in market indicators reflects a nuanced sentiment among participants, with some exhibiting caution and a wait-and-see approach, while others express confidence in the upward trajectory of Litecoin.
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