The crypto industry saw a spectacular run in October, as a few cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Solana registered new yearly highs. However, the entire market seems to be taking a breather after this action-packed October that saw Bitcoin, XRP, and Shiba Inu lead impressive rallies.
On-chain data, particularly from the crypto analytics platform Santiment, showed October ended on a somehow bearish note. But history from this particular metric suggests that the rally might not be over.
XRP And Shiba Inu Rally Not Over
The first few days of November appear to be devoid of significant crypto price movement, with the exception of occasional whale transfers. At the time of writing, XRP and SHIB are down by 1% and 2%, respectively, in a 24-hour timeframe. Bitcoin and Ethereum are also down by 2.51% and 1.93% respectively. Some crypto experts attribute this decline to traders taking profit, while others think the crypto market has returned to its normalcy of bearish sentiment.
Popular crypto analytics platform Santiment predicted this sentiment a few days ago. According to Santiment, the Bullish Vs Bearish Sentiment Keyword turned towards a bearish ratio at the end of October. The metric, which tracks various keyword mentions like “buy,” “sell,” “buying,” “selling,” “topped,” and “bottom” on social media, spent the bulk of October on the bullish end of its range.
The firm quickly pointed out that previous instances of higher ratios of bearish keywords had preceded gains in the market caps of popular cryptocurrencies. Aside from Bitcoin, on-chain metrics and fundamental analysis point to a continued rally for XRP and SHIB. These two cryptocurrencies, in particular, have dominated social mentions in the past few months, according to this indicator.
😒 After the trading crowd stayed pretty neutral over the weekend, @santimentfeed data indicates that current sentiment has turned #bearish once again. In the previous instances of higher ratios of negative keywords, #Bitcoin & other market caps rose. 📈https://t.co/2p2uVitBkX pic.twitter.com/0vn3HGC7Gr
— Santiment (@santimentfeed) October 31, 2023
Altcoins Still Poised For Growth
On the fundamental side, XRP has done extremely well, especially as trading resumed on various crypto exchanges. XRP is up by 32% since the beginning of the year, and various analysts have pointed to another price surge.
A look into XRP’s price action shows a series of higher low formations since October 30, indicating waning pressure from the bears. XRP is now trading at $0.6036, and the bulls could make another attempt to break over the latest higher high of $0.62 if the price stays above $0.60.
SHIB has also had a similar path, with updates to its ecosystem like Shibarium contributing to various price surges. SHIB’s price momentum has slowed down at the time of writing, but planned updates to the Shina Inu ecosystem could lead to another price rally soon.
At the same time, on-chain signals point to more bullish than bearish. SHIB whales have resumed large transfers to private wallets, as shown by data from Whale Alerts. SHIB is trading at $0.000007788 at the time of writing.
Despite the entire market cap being down by 2.24% in the past day, data from Coinmarketcap points to greed on the Fear & Greed Index.
SHIB holding steady above $0.000007 | Source: SHIBUSD on Tradingview.com