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Trader Says Ethereum-Based Altcoin Could Crash by Up to 50%, Updates Outlook on Bitcoin (BTC) and Optimism (OP)


A widely followed crypto analyst says that one mid-cap altcoin could see a massive correction as whale transactions including the asset see a decline.

Crypto trader Ali Martinez tells his 29,900 followers on the social media platform X that blockchain oracle provider Chainlink (LINK) could dip by as much as 50% from its current price.

“Chainlink: unlike the June LINK price correction – where whale transactions and their holdings rose as prices fell – this time, we’re seeing whale transactions decline while their holdings stay steady.

This isn’t good! If LINK breaks below the $5 support level, expect a correction to $4 or even $3.”

Source: Ali Martinez/X

According to his chart, whale transactions of at least $1 million in LINK since May 19th reached a daily high of about 20 in late July. In the final days of August, transactions declined to under 10 and were nearly nonexistent on August 31st. A dip in whale transactions is a bearish sign indicating a lack of trading interest.

Chainlink is currently trading for $5.98, down 0.1% in the last 24 hours.

Next, the analyst says that Bitcoin (BTC) could decline 10% from its current value if it loses a key support level.

“Bitcoin: On-chain data suggests that BTC lacks strong support below the $25,400 mark.

If BTC breaks below this threshold, it could swiftly correct down to $23,340.”

Source: Ali Martinez/X

Bitcoin is trading for $25,827 at time of writing, down 4.7% in the last 24 hours.

Lastly, the analyst is warning that Ethereum (ETH) layer-2 blockchain Optimism (OP) is trading in a bearish flag pattern, suggesting that it is on the verge of a continued move to the downside.

“Optimism appears less than optimistic! OP is developing a bear flag on the 4-hour chart.”

Source: Ali Martinez/X

The trader’s chart suggests Optimism could decline to $0.71 over the next two months, a more than 47% drop from its current price of $1.35 at time of writing.

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