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Trader Joe seeks 1.83 million ARB from Arbitrum: Unveiling the motive

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Trader Joe, Avalanche’s largest DEX, reportedly submitted a new grant proposal to Arbitrum DAO. If approved, Arbitrum will receive 1.83 billion ARB (worth just over $1.5 billion at current market value).

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  • TraderJoe submits a bid for a grant that will allow it to attract more users to Arbitrum.
  • Arbitrum growth prospects improve and the same applies to ARB.

Arbitrum might be about to unlock a new level of growth thanks to TraderJoe, Avalanche’s largest decentralized exchange (DeX). However, that will depend on whether the Arbitrum DAO will approve TraderJoe’s new grant proposal.

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Trader Joe reportedly submitted a new grant proposal to Arbitrum DAO. If approved, Arbitrum will receive 1.83 billion ARB (worth just over $1.5 billion at current market value). The Avalanche DEX will reportedly use the grant to create more incentives aimed at attracting more users to the Arbitrum network.

So, why is Trader Joe pushing toward Arbitrum? Well, it turns out that Arbitrum is one of the fastest-growing Ethereum layer 2 networks. This is because many people use the network for its more cost-effective nature as compared to the Ethereum mainnet. As such, Trader Joe could benefit from access to Arbitrum’s growing user base.

The announcement about TraderJoe’s grant application proposal came at a time when Arbitrum was seen enhancing its focus toward growth. Arbitrum recently disclosed that it is working on interesting projects during its latest ecosystem development update.

Will ARB benefit as the network ramps up its development efforts?

While TraderJoe’s application has not yet been approved, it underscores more potential opportunities to expand Arbitrum’s user base. This could in turn generate more value for both the network and the DEX. But where does this leave the ARB token?

Well, here’s some interesting outcome that we observed recently. ARB’s supply distribution recently registered a substantial dip in whale balances. Addresses holding between 1,000 and 1 billion ARB recently registered substantial outflows between 24 and 25 September.

ARB supply distribution

Source: Santiment

Despite the observed dip in most whale addresses, the supply held by whales with over 1 billion coins (the pink line) grew substantially. This suggested that the top whales have been taking advantage of discounted prices to accumulate more.

This could explain why the weighted sentiment recently achieved its highest spike in the last four weeks.

ARB volume and weighted sentiment

Source: Santiment

ARB’s on-chain volume remained low despite the sentiment spike. Perhaps a sign that the optimism has not yet yielded a significant outcome in terms of demand.

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An assessment of ARB’s price action revealed that it did not dip as much as one would expect despite the recent sell pressure. This is because the accumulation by top whales may have prevented more downside. ARB exchanged hands at $0.82 at press time.

ARB price action

Source: TradingView

Furthermore, ARB’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) indicated that the bulls have been gaining strength and might be keen on maintaining the status quo. The Money Flow Index (MFI) confirmed that liquidity has overall been flowing into the ARB token.


Michael is a full-time journalist at AMBCrypto. He has 5 years of experience in finance and forex and more than two years as a writer in the crypto and blockchain segments. Michael's writing at AMBCrypto is primarily focused on cryptocurrency market news and technical analysis. His interests include motorcycles and exotic cars.
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