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Maker co-founder dumps MKR worth $4.5 mln: What’s going on?

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Over $4 million worth of Maker has been sold in the last two days, but MKR continues to maintain positive trends for now.

MKR on the move: A closer look at Maker's recent $4 Million token sale and ongoing price trends

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  • Maker co-founder sold over half of his holdings.
  • MKR has continued to trend positively despite declines.

Maker [MKR] started the year on a positive note, maintaining its position above crucial levels despite encountering a sequence of downward trends.

However, recent activity involving a prominent wallet has sparked interest, as assets valued in the millions have been transferred to exchanges.

Over $4 million MKR sold off

Data from Spot on Chain showed a noteworthy development for Maker, but one that other holders may not welcome.

Notably, a well-known wallet, associated with the co-founder of MakerDao, sold 2,235 MKR in the last two days, amounting to over $4.5 million as of press time.

This recent sale attracted attention due to the wallet owner’s identity and the appearance of a potential dump.

Maker volume and exchange flow show mixed signals

An examination of Maker’s volume over the past few days showed a decline. After reaching $84 million on the 25th of January, the volume has gradually decreased.

This represented the highest volume observed for MKR in the last ten days. As of press time, the volume was around $43 million, with a noticeable decline.

Maker volume

Source: Santiment

However, some relief can be found when analyzing the exchange netflow. The chart showed that the last significant flow for MKR occurred on the 25th of January, and it was an outflow.

On that day, over 2,600 MKR left various exchanges, coinciding with the last major volume spike seen on the Santiment volume chart. This suggests that more assets were withdrawn from exchanges than were sold.

Although inflows have dominated recent activity, they have not matched the volume of the previous outflow.

Maker Exchange netflow

Source: CryptoQuant

MKR remains positive despite challenges

AMBCrypto’s examination of Maker on the daily timeframe chart showed a recent downtrend in the past few days.

Following a significant uptrend on the 24th of January, gaining over 10%, prices reversed into a downtrend.

At the close of trading on the 27th of January, MKR had incurred a loss of over 3%, marking the highest decline since the downtrend commenced two days ago. 

The potential for continued decline exists if the sales from the identified wallet persist.

It’s important to note that the decline is not solely attributed to the volume sold by the wallet but also to the identity of the wallet’s owner.

MKR/USDT price trend

Source: Trading View

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

Despite the recent declines, MKR trended above its short and long-moving averages (yellow and blue lines). It also maintained a position above the neutral line on its Relative Strength Index (RSI) as of this writing.

This suggested that the overall price trend remained positive, even in the face of recent declines.


Adewale is a full-time journalist at AMBCrypto. While he is increasingly fascinating by the world of blockchain and cryptocurrencies, Adewale holds a degree in International Relations. Besides working on insightful articles that touch upon the crypto-space's hottest issues, he finds joy in supporting Manchester United and Afrobeat music.
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