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Whale Alert spreads the word that, in the past 10 hours, a mind-blowing amount of Ethereum—worth almost $2 billion USD—has been wired by several major exchanges and anonymous whales.
598,174 ETH on the move, part of it goes to Arbitrum
According to the aforementioned blockchain sleuth that tracks large transactions of cryptocurrencies, over the past 10 hours, $1,861,378,457 worth of Ethereum has been shifted by major players of the crypto market.
Twenty-two massive transactions, with the smallest one carrying 10,000 ETH ($31,000,000), have been spotted by Whale Alert. Most of them were made consecutively.
About half of them were made to the Arbitrum crypto platform from Binance and anonymous wallets. Overall, 598,174 ETH have been transferred, which is the equivalent of $1,861,378,457 in fiat.
Is Arbitrum a potential rival to ETH 2.0 and Alonzo?
Arbitrum is a new open-source cryptocurrency platform being created by Offchain Labs. It is compatible with Ethereum and runs on top of it. Some now view the platform as a potential competitor of Ethereum 2.0 and Cardano's smart contracts feature launched in the Alonzo hard fork on Sept. 12. Arbitrum has not launched its native token yet.
The largest Ethereum transactions among the ones mentioned above carried 120,699 ETH (371,690,396 USD) to Binance and 50,806 ETH (160,018,010 USD). Some of these transfers, though, were made without Arbitrum as a receiver and were sent by crypto exchanges to anonymous wallets or simply between anonymous crypto addresses.