The influence of big investors may be what gives Chainlink (LINK) its next boost. Santiment claims that during this bear market, whales of Chainlink (LINK) have been actively expanding their assets.
Since March 3, the cohort of investors has collectively increased their holdings of LINK tokens by 47.31 million. That’s, according to data from the platform for social monitoring and market intelligence in the cryptocurrency space.
This corresponds to $312.7 million invested in the blockchain oracle network’s native coin. Because to the action over the past seven months, whales and sharks now own 17.61% of the total circulating supply of the token. That’s, an increase of 4.73% in their overall holdings.
🔗🐳 #Chainlink's shark & whale addresses (holding 10k to 1m $LINK) have been busy accumulating during the 2022 bear market. Since March 3rd, these addresses have added 47.31M LINK to their wallets, collectively. This translates to $312.7M more invested. https://t.co/a2Q9bAoCMK pic.twitter.com/SaSora7Ikh
— Santiment (@santimentfeed) October 21, 2022
Price of LINK Has Not Yet Benefited By Whale Activity
While the whale accumulation suggests that investors have a lot of faith in Chainlink, the price of LINK has not yet managed to escape the headwinds of the overall crypto bear market. However, throughout the time that whales have been accumulating, the token has experienced a number of remarkable price increases.
In the meantime, interest in the launch of LINKstaking is growing within the Chainlink community. For LINK holders to utilize in determining their eligibility for early access to the feature releasing later this year, the blockchain’s creators have published a web app.
Chainlink Staking v0.1 is launching this year.
Use the Early Access Eligibility App below to see if you qualify for the early access phase of v0.1 and the opportunity to earn rewards for helping secure the #Chainlink Network. https://t.co/nOhbTwulv1
— Chainlink (@chainlink) October 11, 2022
Staking is one of the essential components that will introduce Chainlink Economics 2.0, a new economic model, to the network.