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Despite correction, Fantom investors stay put but is it worth their while

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Fantom has been oscillating within its bounds for quite a while now, recovering from every fall. However, as today’s correction ensued the market observed an interesting behavior from investors who could once again help push Fantom back up

Fantom falls

While for most altcoins the first half of November actually proved to be profitable, Fantom was one of the only few that made no progress at all throughout that period of time. In fact, with the market crashing, Fantom investors are only suffering more losses.

Initially, FTM dropped by 41.6% around 18 November but then recovered by 40.1% over the next week. But again on 26 November, the alt lost 17.9%.

Fantom price action | Source: TradingView – AMBCrypto

Not only that but even the average balance on every address has come down by 37% from 156k to $94k. Since the total addresses remain unchanged, it becomes apparent that this is the result of active losses.

Fantom average balance | Source: Intotheblock – AMBCrypto

Thus, due to such volatility, FTM holders have resorted to HODLing their coins during periods of price fall and cashed out as soon as FTM made recovery.

Seemingly, that is exactly what they could be doing now. Given that the network has a 30% domination of STHs, they could be looking to pull out of the market before losses hit them.

In fact, even whales could possibly do this since for the entirety of the month their volumes have been averaging at $200 – $300 million.

Fantom whale volumes | Source: Intotheblock – AMBCrypto


Somehow that is not the case. Investors are taking this as an opportunity to ‘buy the dip’ and get their hands on as much FTM as they can.

Net flows and order books show 14.1 million FTM worth $30 million is being bought right now.

Fantom buy/sell orders | Source: Intotheblock – AMBCrypto

This could also explain the sudden explosion observed in the number of transactions and active addresses on the network.

Fantom number of transactions | Source: Intotheblock – AMBCrypto

So while one would assume that investors would save themselves during a major dip, Fantom investors seem to be heading in the opposite direction and are looking at this as a good time to accumulate.


Aaryamann is a freelance crypto journalist working with AMBCrypto. He is currently investing his time in the crypto-space. He has a keen interest in DeFi, the ever-expanding possibilities of blockchain technology, as well as the political impact they would have.
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