The daily transactions involving the richest Litecoin (LTC) addresses — “whales” that hold 10,000 to 1 million LTC — have jumped to their highest levels since December 2021.

Litecoin selloff ahead?

On-chain analytics platform Santiment detected a total of 3,458 LTC transactions, worth over $100,000, on April 5, calling it “an indicator of mid-term price direction shifts.”

Meanwhile, Litecoin’s price continued its correction move on April 6, down 13% from recent highs of $135 on March 30.

Litecoin daily whale transactions in 2022. Source: Santiment

Whales are an influential cluster of investors since they hold a comparatively large amount of coins, whose movements can intentionally or unintentionally move markets in either direction.

Santiment’s chart revealed little about whether Litecoin whales purchased, sold or merely transferred their LTC holdings to other addresses. However, it showed that spikes in daily whale transactions have been preceding price declines in the Litecoin market this year, raising the possibility of LTC’s price falling in the coming weeks.

LTC price technicals

Over the last ten days, Litecoin has experienced modest selloffs upon twice testing its 20-week exponential moving average (20-week EMA; the green wave) near $133.

LTC/USD weekly price chart. Source: TradingView

LTC’s price declined by nearly 7.5% week-to-date to drop below $120. Its path of least resistance looks skewed toward the downside, with its 200-week simple moving average (200-week SMA; the orange wave) near $100 acting as the next pullback target — around 20% below current…

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