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Arbitrum whale withdraws a million ARB tokens and takes this position

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An Arbitrum whale’s bullish play on ARB caught attention as it made significant moves while the market experienced liquidation woes. Unraveling the whale’s strategy and its impact.

Arbitrum whale withdraws ARB tokens and takes this position

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  • Over 11 million ARB tokens have been withdrawn from the exchange by an Arbitrum whale.
  • 5 million of the withdrawn ARB tokens have been deposited on a DeFi platform.

A recent report revealed that a specific Arbitrum whale has been making noteworthy transactions over the past few days. The whale appears to have a bullish stance on ARB. Considering this, what is the overall trend of the token, and what is the current sentiment surrounding it?


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Arbitrum whale goes long

On 23 July, Lookonchain reported that an Arbitrum whale made a significant withdrawal of 1 million ARB tokens, valued at over $1 million, from Binance. The post also highlighted the whale’s previous activities, revealing a total withdrawal of 11 million ARB tokens, worth more than $13 million.

This particular withdrawal stood out because the whale deposited over $6 million worth of ARB tokens into Aave. The deposited amount was 5 million ARB, valued at around $6.2 million, and the whale borrowed $2 million in stablecoins. This indicated that the whale was taking a bullish stance on ARB, as it opted to go long on the token.

Arbitrum long vs. short

Given the whale’s apparent bullish stance on ARB, the current sentiment on Coinglass was analyzed. According to data from Coinglass, Arbitrum has a positive funding rate as of this writing. Similar to the whale, traders on the platform were also betting on the token’s price rise, evident in the positive trend of the funding rate.

However, despite this positive sentiment, a concerning trend emerged when examining the liquidation data of ARB. Over the past five days, long positions have been experiencing more frequent liquidations. As of this writing, close to $1 million worth of long positions have been liquidated, compared to just over $100,000 in short positions. This indicated that long positions faced significant losses in the recent market conditions.

ARB price trend

Upon analyzing the daily timeframe chart of Arbitrum, it was evident that the whale’s withdrawals on 23 July were profitable. This was due to ARB’s price experiencing an increase of over 2% during that trading session. The token started the session at approximately $1.22 and closed it at around $1.25.


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However, as of this writing, the market had taken a significant downturn, with ARB trading at around $1.20, representing a 4% decline in value. This decline likely explains the substantial volume of long positions liquidated, amounting to close to $1 million.

ARB/USD price trend

Source: TradingView

The chart also revealed that the last time the whale made a significant move on 19 July, the market concluded with an almost 2% increase in price. This suggested that the whale has been strategically timing its moves to capitalize on favorable price movements in the market.

 

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Adewale is a full-time journalist at AMBCrypto. While he is increasingly fascinating by the world of blockchain and cryptocurrencies, Adewale holds a degree in International Relations. Besides working on insightful articles that touch upon the crypto-space's hottest issues, he finds joy in supporting Manchester United and Afrobeat music.
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