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  • Chainlink was part of the top ten tokens bought by Ethereum whales 
  • However, on-chain data went against accumulation metrics 

Chainlink [LINK] became one of the top 10 purchased tokens by the top 1000 Ethereum [ETH] whales, as per a 10 December tweet by WhaleStats.

According to the whale tracking platform, Chiliz [CHZ] also broke into the group in the last 24 hours. But LINK’s advent was special. This was because it entered the list despite recording a subpar performance over the week. 

Read Chainlink’s [LINK] Price Prediction 2023-2024

Fall on your knees

CoinMarketCap‘s data showed that LINK traded at $6.92 at press time. This value represented a 5.84% decrease in the last seven days, also bringing LINK to its lowest value in the past three weeks.

Because of the fall, LINK fell per market capitalization—after it edged out Dogecoin [DOGE] in the weekly performance of the top 20 cryptocurrencies.

However, there have been some notable occurrences on the on-chain condition of Chainlink, some of which contributed to the recent drawdown. According to Glassnode, LINK’s Herfindahl Index rose to 0.00418 during the rally, but declined to 0,00393 at the time of writing.

Chainlink Herfindahl Index

Source: Glassnode

The Herfindahl Index acts as a measure for weighted address balances within a network. It also displays supply concentration. Since LINK’s Herfindahl Index reflected a low value, it implied relatively evenly distributed addresses, while supply was sparsely concentrated.

Also highlighted was the standing of the dormant circulation. On-chain platform Santiment showed that LINK’s 90-day dormant circulation was 10,900. Before the current value, it improved to millions. So, most Chainlink tokens held during the period resisted involvement in transacting or spending. 

The Spent Coins Age Band shared a similar sentiment with the dormant circulation. At press time, LINK’s Spent Coins Age Band decreased to 87,000. This metric showed the number of tokens available relative to those spent within a given interval.

As it represented a truncated value, it explained that LINK investors spent more tokens within a more recent timeframe than they have held. Thus, this might signal that the weekly value slump could be linked to selling pressure.

Chainlink dormant circulation and spent coins band

Source: Santiment

Chainlink: Waiting on signs and wonders

Moving ahead, LINK might be plagued with minimal market spikes. This was due to indications revealed by the Network Value to Transactions (NVT) signal. At the time of writing, Chainlink’s NVT signal was down to 35.30.

At such a position, LINK exhibited traits of its value outpacing utility. Hence, it might not be the right time to commence re-accumulation. 

Chainlink NVT signal

Source: Glassnode

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