Recent data from blockchain analytics firm IntoTheBlock reveals that two altcoins, Litecoin (LTC) and Dogecoin (DOGE), have seen notable increases in on-chain activity, even as major cryptos like Bitcoin stagnate.
Specifically, Litecoin boasted 231,270 daily active addresses, while Dogecoin saw 46,080, according to IntoTheBlock’s metrics. The firm highlighted these unexpected upticks, noting both coins experienced significant spikes despite the wider market doldrums.
CoinGecko data shows Dogecoin trading at $0.064, with a 1.3% weekly gain. Litecoin stands at $64.77 after a minor 0.2% 24-hour dip, while still notching a 1.5% weekly rise. However, Litecoin’s monthly figure indicates a 22.0% decrease.
Additionally, perpetual futures contracts tied to Binance USD (BUSD) for Litecoin and Dogecoin have been removed from Binance, the leading cryptocurrency exchange.
Experts speculate the increased on-chain movements for Dogecoin and Litecoin may relate to traders seeking short-term gains via altcoins amid Bitcoin and Ethereum’s sideways trading. The data highlights the two meme-based coins’ enduring appeal among retail investors.
IntoTheBlock’s findings fly in the face of crypto sentiment indicators that point to waning interest in altcoins. For Dogecoin and Litecoin, reports of their demise may be exaggerated, as savvy users continue interacting with the chains. Still, their long-term outlook remains clouded amid market uncertainty.