How Lido’s TVL pushed its way to a new ATH

By AMBCrypto July 17, 2023 In Lido DAO Token
  • Lido’s TVL peaked at a new ATH, aided by recent market activity.
  • LDO approached short-term resistance after a bullish performance in the last three days.

Bullish and bearish cycles certainly have an impact on appetite for staking. Lido’s [LDO] TVL is quite sensitive to such changes, and as such, we see an impact in the total value locked every once in a while.

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Earlier this week we had a chance to see yet another instance in which Lido’s TVL benefitted. The judicial ruling that XRP is not a security resulted in a strong wave of bullish demand.

Unsurprisingly, Lido’s TVL has been pushing higher since then and has even managed to secure a new all-time high.


Source: DeFiLlama

Lido TVL’s previous ATH was on 4 May at around $6.9 billion. For perspective, the TVL was at $7.76 billion at press time. But why is this such an important observation? Well, the TVL reached a new peak in the last 24 hours.

This was largely due to bullish demand that we saw in the second half of the week as market sentiment shifted.

More importantly, higher TVL meant that crypto holders were more optimistic about long-term prospects. Crypto holders usually avoid staking when they expect short-term sell pressure. In other words, higher TVL offers an idea of the market sentiment.

LDO’s current position based on on-chain data

As far as on-chain analysis is concerned, the recent market activity manifested itself as a surge in transaction count and network growth. LDO’s mean coin age has also been steadily rallying for the last few weeks. However, it pivoted slightly on 13 July.

This is around the same time that the price registered a sizable uptick, and has been rallying ever since.

Source: Santiment

As far as the price impact is concerned, LDO rallied by as much as 35% since Thursday and recently peaked as high as $2.52. This price level is noteworthy because it underscores an important short-term resistance level retest.

LDO exchanged hands at $2.40 at the time of writing.

Source: TradingView

Will LDO respect the resistance and pivot back down? The price action demonstrated that bullish momentum was slowing down at press time. As such, it would likely have a harder time securing enough momentum to overcome the short-term resistance.

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It also still has room for a bit more upside before it finally enters overbought territory.

While the probability of a pivot is now more likely, traders should keep an eye out for more unexpected upside. Especially if more positive news hits the market.

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