- Altcoins are gaining momentum on Monday, with XLM, TON, XMR and ARB likely headed for bullish breakouts.
- On-chain analysts at Santiment identified breakout potential in altcoins.
- Analysts evaluated weekly social volume changes to identify top altcoins more likely to rally.
Stellar (XLM) price rallied nearly 6% on the day on Monday. On-chain analysts at crypto intelligence tracker Santiment analyzed this spike and identified three other altcoins that have a similar breakout potential.
Toncoin (TON), Monero (XMR) and Arbitrum (ARB) stood out among the top altcoins by market capitalization, according to Santiment. Using on-chain metrics like social dominance, the number of whale transactions worth $100,000 or more, and the total number of holders of the asset, the analysts concluded that these three assets are the most likely to register a price rally.
Top 3 altcoins with breakout potential: TON, XMR and ARB
Santiment’s analysts evaluated social volume changes over a weekly timeframe and daily price changes to identify which altcoins have the potential to break into a rally. The Social volume change metric tracks the increase or decrease in the mentions of an asset across different social media platforms like X. It is useful in determining whether an asset is relevant or trending within the crypto community. Generally, an increase in social media mentions tends to support a bullish outlook for the asset’s price, although it depends on the nature of the news that drove these mentions.
As seen in the chart below, XLM, TON, XMR and ARB emerged as the top assets with bullish potential.
Social volume changes, in percentage, and price changes in top altcoins
Another related metric is social dominance, which tracks the dominance of an asset’s mentions against others on social media platforms. Both TON and ARB have both noted an increase on Monday, while XLM and XMR lag behind.
Apart from popularity in social media, there are other on-chain metrics that seem to support an upcoming upward trend for these tokens. A high number of Whale transaction count, which keeps track of the number of transfers exceeding $100,000, can be a sign of a change in price trend as activity from large-wallet investors has the potential to move the asset’s price.
In Toncoin’s case, past increases in whale transaction count seen on June 10 and June 22 led to price rallies, data from Santiment shows. Transactions have increased again recently increasing the chances for another upward swing.
There is no significant change in whale transfers on XMR or ARB.
TON price vs social dominance vs whale transaction count
The total number of holders of a certain asset can also give clues over its performance. Generally, a rising number of users leads to a rising price of any project. This has happened with Arbitrum, whose users are on the rise since mid-August.
The increasing number of ARB holders and social dominance have both been associated with a price rally in the Layer 2 token as seen already on August 25 and August 29.
ARB price, social dominance and total amount of ARB holders
Based on the on-chain metrics and the initial price rise in TON, XMR and ARB, these three altcoins are likely to yield gains for holders this week.
Bitcoin, altcoins, stablecoins FAQs
What is Bitcoin?
Bitcoin is the largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, a virtual currency designed to serve as money. This form of payment cannot be controlled by any one person, group, or entity, which eliminates the need for third-party participation during financial transactions.
What are altcoins?
Altcoins are any cryptocurrency apart from Bitcoin, but some also regard Ethereum as a non-altcoin because it is from these two cryptocurrencies that forking happens. If this is true, then Litecoin is the first altcoin, forked from the Bitcoin protocol and, therefore, an “improved” version of it.
What are stablecoins?
Stablecoins are cryptocurrencies designed to have a stable price, with their value backed by a reserve of the asset it represents. To achieve this, the value of any one stablecoin is pegged to a commodity or financial instrument, such as the US Dollar (USD), with its supply regulated by an algorithm or demand. The main goal of stablecoins is to provide an on/off-ramp for investors willing to trade and invest in cryptocurrencies. Stablecoins also allow investors to store value since cryptocurrencies, in general, are subject to volatility.
What is Bitcoin Dominance?
Bitcoin dominance is the ratio of Bitcoin's market capitalization to the total market capitalization of all cryptocurrencies combined. It provides a clear picture of Bitcoin’s interest among investors. A high BTC dominance typically happens before and during a bull run, in which investors resort to investing in relatively stable and high market capitalization cryptocurrency like Bitcoin. A drop in BTC dominance usually means that investors are moving their capital and/or profits to altcoins in a quest for higher returns, which usually triggers an explosion of altcoin rallies.
Like this article? Help us with some feedback by answering this survey:
Information on these pages contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Markets and instruments profiled on this page are for informational purposes only and should not in any way come across as a recommendation to buy or sell in these assets. You should do your own thorough research before making any investment decisions. FXStreet does not in any way guarantee that this information is free from mistakes, errors, or material misstatements. It also does not guarantee that this information is of a timely nature. Investing in Open Markets involves a great deal of risk, including the loss of all or a portion of your investment, as well as emotional distress. All risks, losses and costs associated with investing, including total loss of principal, are your responsibility. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of FXStreet nor its advertisers. The author will not be held responsible for information that is found at the end of links posted on this page.
If not otherwise explicitly mentioned in the body of the article, at the time of writing, the author has no position in any stock mentioned in this article and no business relationship with any company mentioned. The author has not received compensation for writing this article, other than from FXStreet.
FXStreet and the author do not provide personalized recommendations. The author makes no representations as to the accuracy, completeness, or suitability of this information. FXStreet and the author will not be liable for any errors, omissions or any losses, injuries or damages arising from this information and its display or use. Errors and omissions excepted.
The author and FXStreet are not registered investment advisors and nothing in this article is intended to be investment advice.