2024 EOY: $37
Chainlink Labs fully implements CCIP, revolutionizing cross-chain interoperability. As various blockchain projects integrate Chainlink's oracles and CCIP, LINK's utility and demand soar within the resurging Web3 ecosystem. During “CCIP Summer”, any shitcoin that uses Chainlink’s services moons violently. This heightened activity drives LINK's price to peak at a modest $50, somewhat curtailed by the sluggish rollout of full staking.
2025 EOY: $240
The team finally increases the staking pool to the long promised 75 million tokens in Q1, allowing newer community members to participate in the network. By Q2 of this year the overall crypto market is in a full on bull market, usured in by the BTC halving, the first approved ETFs for BTC and ETH, and a more dovish Fed. Elon tweets “Reading the Chainlink whitepaper”, bringing normie attention to the project and causing a +30% daily candle. With CCIP now tying dozens of blockchains and bankchains together, Chainlink is considered one of the “winners” of the 2025 bull run.
2026 EOY: $105
Just as you’d expect, the crypto market has its usual post-bull hangover. A chip shortage brought on by the Sino-Taiwanese War, plus ensuing sanctions on China, causes panic in the financial markets. Stocks see their worst one day decline since the COVID-19 lockdown. After a brief flash crash to $30, LINK begins a slow painful recovery, ultimately reclaiming triple digits by Q4.
2027 EOY: $165
Geopolitical tensions ease, but the disruptions to global supply chains persist. Amidst this backdrop, Chainlink's CCIP continues to demonstrate its resilience, establishing LINK as a go-to solution for secure and reliable cross-chain communication. With global economies slowly recovering, LINK's value stabilizes, benefitting from its vital role within the Web3 ecosystem and the full implementation of staking.