Is Chainlink and Polygon About to Rip Higher? Whales Accumulating

According to Lookonchain data on December 20, whales are actively accumulating Chainlink (LINK) and Polygon (MATIC) and moving them from Binance, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges by trading volume. 

Citing on-chain transfers, Lookonchain notes that LINK is specifically seeing significant accumulation from a fresh wallet labeled “0x8eAD,” which has withdrawn 247,860 LINK worth approximately $3.5 million from Binance in the past two days.

Meanwhile, two new wallets, “0xa813” and “0x38b3”, have been actively accumulating MATIC, withdrawing 5 million MATIC worth around $3.13 million from Binance earlier today.

Chainlink whale moves coins | Source: Lookonchain via X

Whales Accumulating, Will MATIC And LINK Rally?

The fact that whales, individuals, or entities controlling large amounts of a particular token or coin are circling MATIC and LINK is net bullish and might support prices in the coming sessions. 

Notably, the transfer is considered bullish when whales move coins from exchanges to non-custodial wallets like hardware wallets or even hot wallets to engage in decentralized finance (DeFi), degen trading, or NFT trading. 

This shift is because, unlike in centralized exchanges like Binance, where their intention is usually trading for other coins or USDT, in on-chain apps, they can use the same stash to earn rewards, for instance, by providing liquidity or staking. 

Therefore, considering the recent transfer, LINK and MATIC prices might recover, increasing in the coming few trading sessions. Thus far, looking at candlestick formations in the daily chart, LINK is stable and remains within an uptrend. Notably, prices are trading above the 20-day moving average, suggesting that the coin found support. LINK is currently up 155% from September lows but down 15% from November peaks. 

Chainlink price trending upward on the daily chart | Source: LINKUSDT on Binance, TradingView
Chainlink price trending upward on the daily chart | Source: LINKUSDT on Binance, TradingView

On the other hand, MATIC is also stable and rejects attempts for lower lows. After days of consolidation, the coin has support at around $0.70, matching a critical level recorded in November. 

Still, whether the uptrend will resume depends on whether prices will float higher, breaking above $0.93 or November 2023 highs in the coming session. 

Technically, $0.95 marks a critical reaction level for MATIC that, if comprehensively broken, could open the doors for $1.20 and $1.60 in the coming sessions.

Polygon And Chainlink Roll-Out Critical Features

Beyond current technical formations, fundamental events prop up Polygon and Chainlink bulls, especially around decentralized finance (DeFi) and layer-2 scaling. 

Chainlink’s new staking upgrade aims to mop more LINK from circulation, possibly increasing prices on rising demand for Cross-Chain Interoperability Protocol (CCIP). 

Meanwhile, as other blockchains repurpose to become Ethereum layer-2, Polygon CDK is becoming a critical cog in fast-tracking the process, directly supporting MATIC prices.

Feature image from Canva, chart from TradingView

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