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AAVE whales or V3 launch: What will be the token’s masterstroke in 2023?

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AAVE whales or V3 launch: What will be the token’s masterstroke in 2023?

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  • AAVE whales have kept the momentum of accumulating the token since the new year started.
  • The token might no longer be undervalued as the protocol’s third version could be launched this week.

Over the last few days, the crypto market has slowed down its tremendous two-week 2023 performance, but protocols like Aave [AAVE] have continually enjoyed the interest of whales. According to Santiment, the non-custodial liquidity protocol’s token has had a series of transactions worth $100,000 since the advent of 2023. While others like Litecoin [LTC] and Decentraland [MANA] joined the fray, AAVE came out on top with a 1,100% increase.

Read Aave’s [AAVE] Price Prediction for 2023-2024

Thanks to these whales, AAVE is…

The data from the on-chain analytic platform showed that transactions within the region stated above were at their highest on 17 November 2022. On this day alone, whales transacted AAVE 12 times. However, information at press time showed that the momentum had decreased, as only nine transactions had been recorded at 7:07 UTC.

Still, it might be too soon to assume that these deep pockets would not repeat their activities. Nonetheless, AAVE helped itself to a 36.75% increase in the last seven days. But the uptick in the previous 24 hours has been a slight 2.81% uptick while trading at $84.31. But overall, it outperformed over 80% of the top 10 cryptocurrencies within the period.

AAVE price and whale transactions

Source: Santiment

Additionally, whale effect had spread to the token’s volume. At the time of writing, Aave’s on-chain volume was 250.01 million. An assessment of the data revealed that the volume was at its highest since 8 November 2022. 

Hence, this implied that a monumental number of transactions had passed through the network. But since AAVE had registered consistent upticks in the last 30 days, most token movement would have ended in profits. On the part of its Market Value to Realized Value (MVRV) z-score, Santiment revealed that AAVE had surged to -0.984. 

How much are 1,10,100 AAVEs worth today?

The z-score measures whether an asset is at a fair value or otherwise. Although the MVRV z-score was negative, AAVE cannot be said to be undervalued, considering the condition of the crypto market.

AAVE volume and MVRV z-score

Source: Santiment

V3 is on its way

Meanwhile, the Product Lead at Aave Protocol, Graham Nelson, tweeted that they could launch the third version (V3) “this week.” This was in addition to the projected Q1 launch of the GHO stablecoin.

If launched, it would mean that AAVE users could access cross-chain asset functions. Additionally, the V3 would help reduce gas costs by 20% to 25%. 


Saman Waris works as a News Editor at AMBCrypto. She has always been fascinated by how the tides of finance and technology shape communities across demographics. Cryptocurrencies are of particular interest to Saman, with much of her writing centered around understanding how ideas like Momentum and Greater Fool theories apply to altcoins, specifically, memecoins. A graduate in history, Saman worked the sports beat before diving into crypto. Prior to joining AMBCrypto 2 years ago, Saman was a News Editor at Sportskeeda. This was preceded by her stint as Editor-in-Chief at EssentiallySports.
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