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Resilient Litecoin Bulls: Smart Money Investors Stand Firm, Sustaining LTC’s Value

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  • The Market Value to Realized Value (MVRV) ratio of Litecoin (LTC) exceeded the 30% mark on July 2, historically signaling a price decline.
  • The movement of ‘smart money’ in the Litecoin market has upheld its value amidst expectations of the upcoming halving event.

Litecoin (LTC), in the recent week, has experienced a double-digit price rally, catapulting its Market Value to Realized Value (MVRV) ratio, based on a 30-day moving average, beyond 30%. Typically, such a rise in the MVRV ratio heralds a fall in the price of LTC.

Deciphering Market Patterns and Predictive Metrics

Crypto analyst Sumit Kapoor brought attention to this historical pattern on Twitter on July 4. He pointed out that since 2018, every time LTC’s MVRV (30d) surpassed the 30% threshold, LTC’s price saw an average dip of 41%. Santiment data supports this observation, indicating a peak at 36.25% on July 2, followed by a downward trend to 26.38% at the time of reporting.

What does this mean for LTC traders, especially as the cryptocurrency trades at $105.07 according to CoinMarketCap?

The ‘Smart Money’ Factor in LTC Market

Litecoin operates on a proof-of-work (PoW) network and has been steadily gaining momentum, especially with the eagerly anticipated third halving event around the corner. This anticipation is reflected in the network’s native coin closing Q2 with a local price bottom at $85. This event implies the departure of ‘weak hands’ and the entrance of ‘smart money’, causing a 20% surge in LTC’s value.

The Network Profit/Loss (NPL) metric, an on-chain evaluation of the altcoin that tracks the average profit or loss of all coins shifting addresses daily, confirms this theory. Santiment data indicates that LTC’s NPL dropped to -44.04 million on June 30, marking the point from which the alt’s price started climbing. This upward movement, although currently weak, underscores the continuing influence of LTC’s ‘smart money’ activity.

Notably, the Age consumed metric, another critical gauge, registered a surprising spike to 438.91 million on June 30. This spike signifies a significant movement of idle LTC coins to new addresses, marking a significant shift in long-term holder behavior.

Typically, long-term holders do not randomly transfer their holdings to new addresses. Therefore, the revitalization of dormant coins often correlates with significant shifts in market conditions and establishes a local price bottom. Following the LTC’s Age Consumed spike, its price rose, suggesting the introduction of a new bull cycle preceding the halving event.

As LTC’s price declines due to overbought conditions and impending Federal Reserve meeting minutes, it mirrors the downside in the broader crypto market. However, ‘smart money’ holds strong in the LTC market, maintaining value and demonstrating the dynamic interplay of forces within the cryptocurrency space.

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Godfrey Benjamin
Godfrey Benjamin
Godfrey Benjamin is an experienced crypto journalist whose primary goal is to educate everyone about the prospects of Web 3.0. His love for crypto was sparked during his time as a former banker when he recognized the clear advantages of decentralized money over traditional payments. Business Email: info@ethnews.com Phone: +49 160 92211628
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