Billions of SHIB being shoveled
To execute such a large order, largest wallets on Ethereum blockchain had to separate their purchases into several transactions. The first whale who purchased 420 billion SHIB made two large transactions. The first transaction was worth $4 million three hours before the second one of $7.3 million.
The second whale, who purchased a smaller amount of Shiba Inu tokens, made one transaction worth approximately $1.3 million. The whale could make a transaction without splitting his orders, showing there was enough liquidity on the market.
Last 24hrs, a whale names "Gimli" just bought 421,370,420,624 $SHIB worths $11,313,795 in two transactions:— WhaleStats - BabyWhale ($BBW) (@WhaleStats) March 30, 2022
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It is not clear which exchange they used for the transaction, nor is it clear if whales used OTC trading platforms.
The total value of funds held by both Shiba Inu wallets stays at almost $40 million, or 1.3 trillion SHIB tokens.
SHIB market performance
The last days of March were considerably positive for all Shiba Inu holders as the token started rapidly gaining value and social attention. Since bottoming out in March, Shiba Inu has gained over 25% to its value at press time and 38% at the local peak.
We could explain the strong performance of Shiba Inu on the market by both sentiment change and demand increase for alternative cryptocurrency exposure solutions. Historically, once coins like Cardano, Solana or Ethereum grow, memecoins and tokens like Shiba Inu or Dogecoin also receive some of their retail interest and gain value.
In March, Dogecoin gained almost 30% to its value, while Shiba Inu currently trades at $0.000027.