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3 Reasons Why Some Ethereum Whales Constantly Buy Shiba Inu Tokens

Thu, 04/21/2022 - 08:49
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Arman Shirinyan
Another 50 billion purchase has been made, here's why whales are buying
3 Reasons Why Some Ethereum Whales Constantly Buy Shiba Inu Tokens
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Following another large purchase of 50 billion Shiba Inu tokens, it is important to break down why exactly Ethereum whales or simply large cryptocurrency market participants are constantly buying up to trillions of SHIB tokens worth millions of dollars.

Whales are trying to take control over the token

According to WhaleStats, Shiba Inu remains the biggest USD-valued position among Ethereum whales with large wallets holding approximately $1.3 billion worth of SHIB. The desire of whales to take control over the asset's circulation on the market explains such strong dominance.

Shiba Inu Data
Source: WhaleStats

Usually, a high concentration of supply in the hands of whales is considered "bullish" by crypto enthusiasts, as they prefer accumulating assets over redistributing them. With a high percentage of the supply being held by retail traders and investors, the market usually sees more selling pressure than in the other case.

A massive discount

While taking control of the circulating supply, whales would not have been actively buying an asset with such a large discount as  the one we see on Shiba Inu. According to TradingView data, SHIB lost more than 70% of its value since the ATH, which makes the Risk/Reward ratio in case of another rally appealing for investors.

50.3 Billion SHIB Bought by This Whale as SHIB Becomes Most Used Smart Contract

Shiba has the "meme potential"

The meme's potential term was brought up on the market after Dogecoin's massive run in 2021, which usually means that the asset has the potential for a strong rally with no fundamental reasons behind it.

"Meme rallies" are usually fueled by retail traders and last only a couple of weeks in the best-case scenario. While this kind of rally bring hundreds of percent to investors and traders, they tend to quickly fade out and usually lose up to 90% of their value.

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About the author

Arman Shirinyan is a trader, crypto enthusiast and SMM expert with more than four years of experience.

Arman strongly believes that cryptocurrencies and the blockchain will be of constant use in the future. Currently, he focuses on news, articles with deep analysis of crypto projects and technical analysis of cryptocurrency trading pairs.