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$1.45 Billion in LINK Bought by Chainlink Whales, Holding 1 to 10 Million Coins, in Single Week

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Tue, 09/28/2021 - 08:09
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Yuri Molchan
Recent analytics data shows that large Chainlink whales have purchased 3.4% of the total LINK supply on the dip
$1.45 Billion in LINK Bought by Chainlink Whales, Holding 1 to 10 Million Coins, in Single Week
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According to a tweet posted by on-chain analytics data vendor Santiment, large crypto investors acquired a massive amount of Chainlink (LINK) from "weak hands" last week. They added 3.4% of the total LINK supply to their crypto storage vaults.

"Whales have accumulated a ton of LINK supply"

Santiment has spread the word that, after short-term investors began selling off their LINK holdings after the market plunged—thus, turning into "weak hands"—cryptocurrency whales, who store from 1-10 million LINK in their wallets, took the coins off their hands last week.

Overall, whales have purchased a staggering 62.02 million LINK on this market-wide dip. This is 3.4% of the total Chainlink supply and is the equivalent of $1.45 billion in fiat.

Whales are not eager to hold their LINK: Santiment

Back in August, Santiment also noticed a trend of whales being unwilling to hold their LINK for a long time as they kept redistributing their supply among smaller investors.

A possible reason for that was a natural market response to the coin's volatile price action. LINK reached an all-time high of $52.88 on May 10 and, since then, it managed to drop to a low of $13.97 on July 20 and has been rising again since then. On Sept. 6, LINK managed to rise to the $35.58 level but has been moving downward since.

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Cardano Partners with Chainlink to Integrate Oracles for Advanced Smart Contracts

Chainlink's recent partnership with Cardano

Chainlink keeps scoring new partnerships with other blockchain platforms, providing its oracles to them. Among the recent ones are official collaborations with Avalanche and Cardano. On the latter, Chainlink oracles will be used for the creation of advanced smart contracts.

Cardano announced the news on Saturday, Sept. 25, during Cardano Summit 2021.

This announcement, however, does not seem to have been bullish for the LINK price; after rising to the $25.39 level on Sept. 27, LINK has been dropping.

At press time, the coin is changing hands at $22.80, according to data provided by CoinMarketCap analytics data website.

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About the author

Yuri is a crypto journalist interested in technology and technical innovations. He has been in crypto since 2017. Believes that blockchain and cryptocurrencies have a potential to transform the world in the future in many of its aspects. ‘Hodls’ major cryptocurrencies and has written for multiple crypto media outlets. 

His articles have been quoted by such crypto influencers as Tyler Winklevoss, John McAfee, CZ Binance, Max Keiser, etc.

Currently Yuri is a news writer at U.Today and can be contacted at yuri.molchan@u.today.