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How has The Sandbox [SAND] fared a week after unlock? Unravelling…

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How has The Sandbox [SAND] fared a week after unlock? Unravelling…

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  • SAND has witnessed a minimal decline in price after its unlock events.
  • It has, however, been witnessing increased whale activity in recent days.

Under the scrutiny of traders and onlookers, the unlock for The Sandbox [SAND] token occurred a week ago today, on 14 February. The general status of the market and the expected effect of more token supply on the price of SAND contributed to the heightened expectation of the event.

Read The Sandbox’s [SAND] Price Prediction 2023-24

14 February saw the release of 12% of the overall supply of SAND, the same percentage as the previous unlock in August. Around 50% of the aforementioned 12% was allocated to investors, a sizeable portion compared to previous unlocks.

Many significant SAND sell orders for its most liquid USDT pairings were seen in the days following the unlock. For example, on 15 February, 55% of all orders were to sell, adding an extra $7 million in selling pressure to the USDT pair.

The Sandbox (SAND) price move

Source: TradingView

SAND saw a price increase from 17 – 20 February, adding 14.77% to its worth, according to a daily timeframe analysis. There has, however, been a strong sell push and a value decline as of this writing. A drop of about 8% was seen, trading at about $0.76.

In addition, the Relative Strength Index provided evidence that the bullish momentum was diminishing. As of this writing, the RSI line was above the neutral line, but it was more likely to go below it shortly.

“Having a whale time”

Also, a review of the whale’s transaction activity revealed that whales were having a go at SAND. A closer look at the graph revealed a substantial amount of activity. However, a more thorough examination of the whale transactions revealed a significant increase on 20 February.

The increase was the second-highest for the asset in more than four months. The spike added it to the list of coins that, according to Santiment‘s analysis, were experiencing notable whale moves.

The Sandbox (SAND) whale transactions

Source: Santiment

Volume picks up with holders holding in profit for now

The volume metric that was noticed also indicated that there had been a recent flurry of activity in the vicinity of The Sandbox. The statistic revealed that January experienced an upswing in activity following what appeared to be a low level of activity leading up to the end of 2022.

February continued the pattern, with the volume rising, particularly following the unlocks event.

The Sandbox (SAND) volume

Source: Santiment

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

Holders of SAND tokens, who bought them during the last 30 days, were still in the black. The Market Value to Realized Value Ratio for SAND was 1.75%, showing some profit for its holders. Yet, as of this writing, it was slipping much further.

The Sandbox (SAND) MVRV

Source: Santiment

After the token unlock event on 14 February, SAND’s price has been broadly stable. Even if the price falls further as more investors liquidate their holdings, the market should return to a more stable state once the current flurry of activity subsides.


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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