Chainlink (LINK) Performs Poorly Amidst Market Uncertainty
Chainlink (LINK), the leading oracle network, normally performs on the day following the market downturn. LINK has experienced a 1.58% increase in the last 24 hours, trading at $6.22. Overall, LINK has recorded over 12% loss in the weekly chart. The token had surged higher in the day, reaching a local high of $6.38 before retracting.
The value of Chainlink (LINK) rose earlier today as the market reacted favorably to a combination of events. Brainard’s doveish statements on Monday, a dropping dollar, Zelensky’s peace negotiations commencing, and Biden-Xi meeting not escalating tensions. Choose whichever explanation or combination of reasons you choose for the abrupt risk-on shift in markets. Either way, it’s excellent news for LINK price action.
Chainlink Offers Its Proof-of-Reserve Product As FTX Crash Rocks The Crypto Market
Chainlink Labs’ proof-of-reserve product was offered on Nov. 10 to help solve future trust problems in the crypto exchange market. Chainlink Labs posed the question in a series of tweets: “Will crypto continue to repeat the mistakes of the traditional black-box financial industry? Or will a better system emerge?” In response, it offered its proof-of-reserve (PoR) solution. Chainlink stated it could validate centralized exchange asset reserves, off-chain bank account balances, cross-chain collateral, real-world asset reserves, and more.
Recently, the crypto market has been in freefall due to a liquidity problem at the second-largest crypto exchange, FTX. In response to these persistent challenges, the crypto community has been discussing solutions. One possibility is for users to need Proof-of-Reserve from every exchange they use.
Using a proof of reserve, customers may conduct an instantaneous audit of cryptocurrency exchanges’ reserves. Several exchanges have begun to adopt proof of reserve, and Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao has suggested that all exchanges should implement it soon. However, several marketplaces have claimed that developing a proof-of-reserves system will take weeks, if not longer. Chainlink Labs rebutted by saying their offering is an “out-of-the-box” answer that exchanges can start using right now.
What The Charts Say About Chainlink
Since May, LINK has fluctuated in price between $9.45 and $5.62 (yellow), with a mid-price of $7.54. The range’s midpoint has provided strong support and resistance within this time. Bearish momentum was indicated by a Relative Strength Index (RSI) reading below 50 and a Chaikin Money Flow (CMF) reading below -0.05. Both indicators point to considerable outflows of money from the market.
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The fall of LINK from $9 to a swing low of $5.7 in November also severely impacted OBV. Yet, the OBV has shown a trend of higher lows since July. This was evidence that some LINK tokens had been accumulated over time.
The $6.3 support level has held firm over the previous six months. In recent months, the $6.3 and $5.9 price points were clearly visible as support levels in the lower time frames. Chainlink has yet to drop below the range of lows despite the severe market volatility of the previous week. As of writing, Chainlink still trades at the $6.3 level, a 1.36% decrease intraday.
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