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Ethereum: Investors, their steady support post-Merge, and what it means for ETH

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  • A new survey suggested most most addresses plan to hold on to their ETH reserves despite post-Merge FUD
  • Large investors start showing interest in Ethereum as well
  • Network growth and velocity decline 

Bonus Insider, an online platform that reviews betting bonuses, revealed a new survey on Ethereum [ETH]. The survey focused on the behavior of Ethereum [ETH] users who were planning to hold the altcoin.

The above-mentioned survey also showed that despite the FUD post the Merge, a large majority of  ETH holders showed faith in Ethereum’s long-term prospects.


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A deep dive in the pool of numbers

The survey, which was conducted for 1,225 ETH adopters, suggested that 41.2% of the overall participants made less than 10 transactions in a month. Furthermore, 31.8% ETH adopters made 0 transactions. This indicated that ETH proponents planned to hold on to ETH. 

Source: Bonus Insider

Upon considering people that made transactions using their ETH holdings, it was seen that 26.9% used ETH to speculate the crypto markets. Furthermore, 18.9% people used their ETH for shopping and buying services. The number of users buying NFTs was relatively low (7.8%). This could be attributed to the high gas fees with minting or buying ETH-based NFTs.

Source: Bonus Insider

Data from the survey also revealed a positive sentiment among retail investors towards ETH considering investors plans to hold on to ETH.

Deep pockets with deeper interests

The given statistics were not limited to individual investors. Whale interest also witnessed a spiked throughout October. According to Glassnode, the number of Ethereum addresses with more than 100 coins had reached a one-month high of 45,480.

Other indicators that signified interest from large investors would be the growth in the supply from top addresses. As can be seen from the image below, the supply of ETH held by top addresses witnessed growth in October. 

However, during the same time period, Ethereum’s network growth continued to decline. This indicated that the number of new addresses that transferred Ethereum for the first time depreciated. 

Coupled with that, there was a decline in velocity in the last few days. This showed that that the frequency at which ETH was being exchanged among addresses had declined.

Source: Santiment

At the time of writing, ETH was trading at $1,296.39 and had depreciated by 12.65% over the last 24 hours, according to CoinMarketCap.


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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