August 30, 2022
The much anticipated Crypto Merge is less than a month away – by far one of most important events if not the most important event to take place in the cryptocurrency space over the last couple of years. Analyzing WhaleStats we’ve come to the conclusion that the Merge is in fact affecting Whale activity in the space:
- Overall, there is new activity but it still remains low. There are only the top seven tokens sold, and their collective dollar amount is less than $1M. These are Whale accounts and clearly they should be over the $1M threshold.
- We’re seeing more activity in DEX’s specifically Aave and Compound. Whales are probably testing out these interest bearing coins (aUSDT for example). This could be a wealth preservation mechanism to ride out the crypto bear market while simultaneously testing out some of the most solid platforms in the ETH network.
- All in all we’re still seeing risk off for the Whales. Their accounts remain largely untouched with low dollar amounts in transactions.
The Crypto Merge is less than a month away, one concern is whether or not all wrapped tokens will work post Merge. We know the ETH stuff will work but what about the rest of the stuff built on top of ETH? These low trade volumes on behalf of Whales are merely tests – they are testing various DEX’s before they commit serious dollar amounts into these protocols. It looks like everyone is holding their breath before the Merge and strategizing their next steps. It will be an interesting month indeed!
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