Litecoin (LTC), the digital silver to Bitcoin’s gold, has shown signs of life after a brutal price slump. The coin retested a key support level at $56.61 earlier this week before bouncing back 5% and currently trades around $62.20. This positive price action comes amidst interesting developments in the on-chain data, suggesting a potential shift in sentiment among large investors, often referred to as “whales.”

Whales Scoop Up LTC During Dip

On-chain data from Santiment reveals a “capitulation event” on July 5th, as evidenced by a spike in the Network Realized Profit/Loss (NPL) metric. This indicator essentially measures the average return on investment (ROI) for Litecoin holders based on on-chain transactions. A sharp drop in NPL signifies that investors are selling at a loss, often during panic selling episodes.

Interestingly, while some whales might have succumbed to the selling pressure, Santiment’s Supply Distribution metric paints a different picture for another group. The data shows that whales holding between 1 million to 10 million LTC tokens actually increased their holdings during the dip. This suggests that these whales saw the price drop as an opportunity to accumulate Litecoin at a discount.

Technical Indicators Hint at Bullish Potential

From a technical analysis standpoint, Litecoin appears to be forming a bullish pattern known as a falling wedge. This pattern is characterized by converging trendlines connecting swing highs and swing lows, and a breakout above the upper trendline often indicates a potential price surge.

If the current support level of $56.61 holds, Litecoin could climb 9% to revisit the upper band of the falling wedge, around $71.20. Further technical indicators like the Relative Strength Index (RSI) and the Awesome Oscillator (AO) would need to rise above their current levels to confirm bullish momentum. A decisive break above the falling wedge pattern’s resistance at $77.33 could even pave the way for a 19% rally towards $91.49.

Downside Risks Remain

However, investors should remain cautious. A daily candlestick close below the crucial support level of $56.61 would shatter the bullish thesis and potentially trigger a 16% decline to retest the November 2022 low of $47.60.


The recent price action and on-chain data suggest a potential turning point for Litecoin. While technical indicators are cautiously optimistic, the sustainability of the current rally hinges on LTC holding above the critical support level. Whether the whales who accumulated during the dip can propel Litecoin higher or if the broader market sentiment weakens, remains to be seen in the coming days.

By Alex Wheeler

Alex is a lead writer at AltcoinsAnalysis, bringing the audience all leading developments in the blockchain industry and the latest trends in the cryptocurrency market.