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Trade Activity Shows Ethereum Whales Are Seeking Refuge In Stablecoins

For a while now, Ethereum whales have been moving their coins around. This has been a direct result of the bear market that has caused investors to lose a significant amount of their portfolios. Even now, the crypto market is still being ravaged by declining prices. The result of this has been investors seeking refuge in tokens that do not see a lot of volatility, and Ethereum whales have not been left out of this flight to safety. Stablecoins Gain Favor Over the last 24 hours, the trade activity of the top Ethereum whales has shown a big shift towards stablecoins. These whales, who have usually been known to trade across a number of digital assets regardless of their volatility, are taking less risk during this time. The USDT stablecoin has been the number 1 token by trade volume for these top Ethereum whales. The average volume transacted by the whales came out to $267,328, even higher than the volume for ETH, which was the second-highest by trading volume. USDC featured in third place on this list, with an average amount of $89,180 over this time.  Related Reading: Bitcoin Sees Massive Decline In On-Chain Activity In the same vein, the stablecoins were at the top of the most purchased tokens over this time. USDT naturally led the list, while USDC was in second place. Interestedly, ETH did not take 3rd place as expected because Ethereum whales bought more SRM than ETH over this time period.  ETH price settles above $1,300 | Source: ETHUSD on TradingView.com On the topic of sales, the whales continued the trend of moving toward stablecoins. ETH was the most sold token over the last 24 hours, most of which had gone to converting ETH holdings into the more stable USDT and USDC. Ethereum Whales Want Stability Over the course of 2022, Ethereum whales have moved towards more stable options. While ETH continues to top their holdings, the change in their token holdings shows that these whales are getting ready to weather another bear storm. The start of the year had seen tokens such as Shiba Inu and FTX Token topping the holdings of these large investors. However, the tide has shifted so much in this regard that the largest token holdings of these whales are now in stablecoins. Related Reading: Why Most Public Bitcoin Miners Have Performed Terribly In Their Lifetimes Presently, USDC is the largest token holder of the top 100 Ethereum whales at $653.3 million (26.09%). It is then followed by USDT with a cumulative holding value of $575.14 million (22.96%). Shiba Inu still features highly on this list but is a long way from being the largest token held by these large investors. Given that analysts continue to warn investors that the bottom of the crypto bear market is not in, it is no surprise that these investors are looking for safety. If the bottom happens to be lower than already recorded cycle lows, then there is more pain to come. Featured image from CryptoSlate, chart from TradingView.com Follow Best Owie on Twitter for market insights, updates, and the occasional funny tweet…

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Uniswap Could Slide Below Support Zone – No Demand For UNI This Week?

On Thursday, the $6.7 price range of Uniswap was rebuffed once again. The momentum has slowed on the shorter time frames, which is a bearish indicator for traders and investors. It’s possible that the recent decline in Bitcoin’s value is responsible for UNI’s lag. Statistics show that there is a moderately high relationship between UNI and Bitcoin. Recent price changes for both coins show a strong correlation between them. UNI has been closely following Bitcoin’s price action. As the bearish slump in Uniswap continues into its second day, the currency pair may be retracing its recent gains. As of this writing, UNI is trading at $6.45, up 12% in the last seven days, data from Coingecko show, Friday. Related Reading: ApeCoin Performance Could Attract The Whales – How About The Bulls? Uniswap Indicator: Bearish UNI fell to a closing price of $6.379 yesterday, 7.62% lower than its September 28 closing price of $6.555. Price action in the past is also suggestive of a developing bearish momentum. The momentum indicator is at a bearish low at the moment. Daily and 4-hourly trends tell the same pattern as well. The amount of UNI currency on hand is at an all-time high, per CryptoQuant statistics. Foreign exchange reserves on the rise portend worse conditions. As of this writing, daily UNI transaction volume in the shorter time frames from September 27 to now has been volatile. During this time range on September 27, UNI rallied and tested the $6.7 resistance level. This price trend mirrored that of Bitcoin. Although demand for UNI is not very great, both BTC and UNI are currently exhibiting indications of recovery. A Retreat, Or Advance? A recent research predicted that UNI would decline to $5.50, a volatile region that might spark a bigger sell-off in the crypto. A decline of this nature could prompt investors and purchasers to acquire a position inside the aforementioned price range, restoring the currency to its current value. However, UNI’s technological aspects are relatively neutral. On the charts, this appears as a near-stabilization of the price, which is supported by the 38.20 Fibonacci level. This neutrality of the technical indicators and the relatively stable price range can assist the bulls in gaining strength for a breakout. However, UNI has struggled to surpass the $6.49 level of resistance. A breach of this resistance might initiate a gradual rally toward the $6.7 price level. As the price trend wanes, UNI has a same chance of falling to $5.5 or rising to $6.7. Related Reading: QUANT Basks In Green As QNT Coin Surges 35% On 7-Day Rally UNI total market cap at $4.95 billion on the daily chart | Source: TradingView.com Featured image from Brightnode, Chart: TradingView.com

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Second Largest Stablecoin by Market Cap Expands to Cosmos (ATOM), Polkadot (DOT) and These Three ETH Rivals

USD Coin (USDC) issuer Circle says it intends to make the second largest stablecoin by market cap available on five additional blockchain ecosystems. The digital financial technology firm says that USDC will be available on layer-1 blockchains Arbitrum One, NEAR Protocol (NEAR), Optimism (OP) and Polkadot (DOT) by the end of the year. The stablecoin will […]

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