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Chainlink and Uniswap – Here’s the caveat to these ‘$30 altcoins’

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Investors primarily favor Bitcoin and Ethereum. Always have and perhaps, always will. However, of late, some of that interest has been moving into the market’s altcoins. And for that very reason, this pair of altcoins appears to be a hot choice for investment.

Both Chainlink and Uniswap recently registered some very important local highs, making them both worth a very close look.

The $30 altcoins

Chainlink today finally broke the 3-month-old barrier of $30 as it traded at $31.1 at press time. Uniswap breached that same price level 2 days ago, before the SEC’s investigation into Uniswap Labs induced some corrections.

Even so, both these altcoins have been faring fairly well as this week alone, LINK rose by 22.86% while UNI was up by 17.42%. 

For LINK, this marked an almost 50% recovery since the crash from its ATH of $52.

Chainlink’s 22.86% rally | Source: TradingView – AMBCrypto

However, price actions notwithstanding, investors have been facilitating bullish behavior too. Daily transactions for the altcoins were around 4k for UNI and 12k for LINK. At the same time, buying and selling have also been strong for both cryptos.

In fact, order books seemed to be showing that there is a 200k UNI higher demand for buying. On the other hand, sell orders for LINK stood at 1.5 million LINK.

Uniswap order books show higher buying in the market | Source: Intotheblock – AMBCrypto

But, is the network a good bet?

At the moment, the networks appear to be in a good shape as well. The MVRV ratio hit a 4-month high for both LINK and UNI. And yet, Chainlink has enjoyed better development activity than Uniswap, despite all the upgrades to its network. 

LINK and UNI’s development activity | Source: Santiment – AMBCrypto

Not only this, but LINK also has a better correlation with Bitcoin, with LINK standing at 0.72 and UNI at 0.36

Recently, the KuCoin launchpad integrating with Chainlink for secure, market exchange rates information put Chainlink in the limelight. For Uniswap, that was achieved by Arbiturm’s main net launch

However, the matter of concern for investors comes when you look at ownership, which is dominated by whales. Due to both these altcoins being whale-dominated tokens, they are always susceptible to flash crashes.

Any time whales decide to dump their holdings, retail investors will face the heat since they will bear the most losses during such price falls.

Chainlink Whale domination | Source: Intotheblock – AMBCrypto

Thus, it would be smart to be wary and research well before entering any of these crypto’s markets.


Aaryamann is a freelance crypto journalist working with AMBCrypto. He is currently investing his time in the crypto-space. He has a keen interest in DeFi, the ever-expanding possibilities of blockchain technology, as well as the political impact they would have.
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