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What next for Ethereum after whales do this

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Ethereum addresses with more than 10,000 ETH recently reached a six-month low. However, other metrics showed that investors were accumulating ETH.

What next for Ethereum as whales begin to stockpile the altcoin

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  • Ethereum’s supply held by top addresses spiked substantially over the last 30 days. 
  • Market indicators were bullish, but a few metrics suggested otherwise.

Like most cryptos, Ethereum’s [ETH] price action also went sideways for quite a few weeks recently. As per CoinMarketCap, ETH’s price declined by over 1% in the last 24 hours. 

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At the time of writing, it was trading at $1,825.01 with a market capitalization of more than $219 billion. The recent price action did not seem to have pleased the whales, as Glassnode’s data suggested that the big players were selling their assets.

Are whales on a selling spree? 

As per Glassnode’s tweet posted on 23 May 2023, the number of addresses with more than 10,000 ETH reached a six-month low of 1,156. This looked concerning, as it hinted that the token was under selling pressure. 

Here is the twist…

However, that was not the exact case, as other datasets suggested otherwise. For instance, the number of non-zero addresses reached an ATH of 99,597,841.

In addition to that, Santiment’s data actually revealed that investors were not selling but rather accumulating ETH. The supply held by top addresses increased considerably in the last 30 days.

Moreover, Ethereum supply on exchanges registered a sharp decline, while supply outside of exchanges increased. This further proved that investors were actually accumulating the token. 

Source: Santiment

Does Ethereum accumulation mean a price uptick?

As high accumulation suggests investors’ confidence in ETH, a price hike in the short term could be possible. ETH’s MACD displayed a bullish crossover.

The Money Flow Index (MFI) shot up considerably, further increasing the chances of a northbound price movement in the coming days.

However, the Relative Strength Index (RSI) remained in the bears’ favor as it registered a downtick and was heeded below the neutral mark of 50. 

Source: TradingView

This is what metrics have to say

Though a few market indicators suggested a price uptrend, the metrics told a different story. As per CryptoQuant, Ethereum’s exchange reserve was increasing. A rise in exchange reserves means that the token is under selling pressure.

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Its taker buy/sell ratio was red, suggesting that selling pressure was dominant in the market. However, things in the derivatives market looked bullish.

According to Coinglass, ETH’s open interest has declined over the past few weeks, suggesting that the prevailing price trend might come to an end soon. 

Source: Coinglass


Dipayan is a full-time journalist at AMBCrypto. He has 2 years of experience in the content creation industry. A graduate in journalism, Dipayan has a keen interest in keeping himself updated with the latest developments in the crypto-space. He is a singer and a guitarist who also enjoys going on long bike rides.
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