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Ethereum: Whales switch >100K ETH but will it help regain $1,200

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  • About $139 million worth of ETH got transferred among several wallets
  • Investors did not have any particular viewpoint towards Ethereum as price action showed indecision 

Whales holding Ethereum [ETH] transferred over 100,000 worth of the altcoin to separate wallets in the last 24 hours, Whale Alert revealed. According to the real-time large capital movement provider, the transactions amounted to $139.80 million in approximate terms.

However, there was a prominent part of these wallet exchanges that could not be overlooked – most transfers left centralized exchanges to “unknown wallets.”

Read Ethereum’s [ETH] Price Prediction for 2023-24

The action could serve as testament to investors’ resolve to play it safer by being custodians of their assets following the FTX collapse. Recent Binance audit problems that saw massive outflows from the exchange might have also played a part.

Outmatch the king coin? Not for long

According to Santiment, the action did not have a significant effect on ETH’s value. The price, at press time, was $1,186. The altcoin king, however, climbed slightly against Bitcoin [BTC] at 0.071 BTC. This translated to a little outmatching as opposed to the number one cryptocurrency in market value. 

Ethereum price and price agisn

Source: Santiment

Per its Relative Strength Index (RSI), the four-hour chart against the U.S. Dollar showed that ETH was enduring an extraordinary choir period. At the time of writing, the RSI displayed its value at 33.46. This indicated a huge momentum drop in the oversold region. And since it was trending lower, it was unlikely to experience a price reversal away from the bears in the near term.

Still on the price outlook, ETH’s 6.76% seven-day loss was not enough to prevent it from exhibiting utmost volatility. As displayed by the Bollinger Bands (BB), ETH’s apparent low volatility between 11 – 13 December was short-lived.

Since the bands were separated by an unusually large amount, ETH had a tendency to follow any of the existing trends. But with the price approaching a move out of the BB, the altcoin could continue strongly with its bearish momentum, meaning it could take farther for it to reach $1,200.

Ethereum price action

Source: TradingView

ETH: The state on-chain 

The price action was not solo in remaining in a quiet condition. Ethereum’s on-chain activity also acted as a companion. According to Santiment, the ETH positive sentiment displayed inconsistency in investor perception. 

The on-chain analytic platform showed that the metric had receded to 408. Currently low, it meant low excitement about Ethereum on the crypto community part. Similarly, the negative sentiment was hardly any better.

Sitting at 247, it indicated that the optimism about the altcoin outweighed the fears. Nevertheless, it, in no way, guaranteed a recovery towards or above $1,200.

Ethereum positive negative sentiment

Source: Santiment


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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