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Maker: Can a surge of interest from these holders have MKR aiming for the stars 

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Whales showed massive interest in MKR. Coinciding with that, MakerDAO’s team decided to invest $50 million in US government bond ETF’s. MakerDAO’s fees and revenue collected also witnessed a decline along with its weighted sentiment. MKR token’s volume and velocity also showed depreciation.

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MakerDAO has been on the radar of large investors and whales for quite some time now. One of the reasons for the renewed interest from whales could be MakerDAO’s foray into short term bond investments.

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Here’s AMBCrypto’s Price Prediction for MakerDAO [MKR] for 2022-2023

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Swimming with the whales

WhaleStats, a crypto whales tracking platform, tweeted that MKR was on top 10 purchased tokens amongst the 5000 biggest Ethereum whales in the last 24 hours. Furthermore, at press time, the top 100 whales were holding $63 million worth of MKR.

Coinciding with this development was MakerDAO’s $50 million investment in the US government bond ETFs. Additionally, 60% of that investment would be going in 0-1 year bonds and 40% of it would be going towards 1-3 year bonds.

From this development, it appears that the team at MakerDAO was constantly taking decisions to improve and strengthen the position of MakerDAO. Furthermore, MakerDAO also managed to perform well in the DeFi space. MakerDAO’s TVL at the time of writing, was around $8.35 billion according to data provided by DeFiLama.

However, the overall fees and revenue collected by MakerDAO continued to decline as can be seen from the image below. Furthermore, the overall revenue collected by MakerDAO also witnessed a decline over the past month.

Source: DeFiLlama

Moreover, MakerDAO observed a massive spike in terms of social mentions and social engagements. According to social media analytics website LunarCrush, the number of social engagements of MakerDAO grew by 88% over the last week. The number of social mentions, on the other hand, increased by 46.59% as well.

However, its weighted sentiment continued to decline, as evidenced by the chart below. The weighted sentiment remained negative throughout the last month for MakerDAO. This indicated that the crypto community had more negative than positive things to say about MakerDAO over the past 30 days.

Source: Santiment

Some more declines to follow

Along with the declining sentiment, MakerDAO’s volume depreciated as well. The volume went from 50 million to 36 million in the last two weeks. Coupled with that, MKR’s velocity declined as well. This implied that the frequency at which the number of addresses were exchanging MKR had reduced.

Source: Santiment

At the time of writing, MKR was trading at $918 and had depreciated by 6.87% in the last seven days. Its volume had also depreciated by 31% in the last 24 hours. Despite its declining prices, MKR had managed to capture 0.1% of the total crypto market.

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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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