The recovery of the altcoins (especially the top ones) is much slower than expected after the immense bloodbath that happens in the market last weekend. There are several factors responsible for the dip. One of these major factors was market volatility. The sudden decrease in the volatility of the leading altcoins led to the crash, which was quite obvious from the social volume. The current altcoin crash has led to a decrease in demand all across the exchanges, and the overall volatility of the market is dwindling between 40-60% based on the Bloomberg Galaxy Crypto Index.
This swingling has caused a limitation in demand and scaling of the exchanges both in spot and derivatives. During the rally, in the case of altcoins, Volatility is a double-edged sword. Just as it caused profitability in the altcoins’ rally like BNB, XRP, LINK, and ETH, volatility is helping in driving recovery. The social volume of Ripple’s XRP, LTC, and Chainlink, has risen tremendously based on the data published on lunarcrush.com.
This shoot is the social volume is caused by the increased number of tweets on Crypto Twitter, the mentions by influencers, and the rising search volume on Google. Both the social volume and volatility of the altcoins in the top 30 are increasing steadily. In the case of XRP, LINK, BNB, and ADA, volatility is influenced by the demands across the exchanges and market capitalization.
For altcoins like Chainlink, the accumulation by the large HODLers has risen consistently. 78% of large crypto HODLers have LINK accumulated in their wallets, and about 56% of them are in profit. The on-chain sentiment is currently bearish, according to the data from IntoTheBlock. The inflow of investment in the previous seven days on the Chainlink network is $6.24 Billion. The volume of large transactions had declined by 3%, though the decline has not hurt the price of the altcoin yet. LINK is currently trading at $24.76 and is resisting all selling pressure.
In the same manner, concerning ETH, the price of ETH has increased in the last 24 hours. The rise in volatility and social volume is driving an increase in the price. The narrative of the scarcity of Ethereum continues as the percentage balance across exchanges is reducing, and there are about 88% HODLers in profit at the current market price, of which about 58% of them are holding the coin for more than 12 months now.
In the bull cycle in 2018, the volatility of BTC was instrumental to the price rally, and this has a positive impact on the top altcoins since there was a huge correlation between Bitcoin and the altcoins. Similarly, the correlation between Bitcoin and the top altcoins is over 0.80, which means that the altcoins are following the lead of Bitcoin as the price is recovering to about $40,000 level.