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Here's What One of Biggest Ethereum Whales Is Buying and Holding Right Now

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Tue, 01/18/2022 - 09:29
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Arman Shirinyan
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Here's What One of Biggest Ethereum Whales Is Buying and Holding Right Now
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One of the largest addresses on the Ethereum chain, tagged as "Light" on WhaleStats blockchain tracking service, has recently made another large purchase. During correction periods, whales become more active because of the opportunity to purchase assets at a significant discount.

Third biggest Ethereum wallet holdings

Light's total value of holdings is currently approximately $2.9 billion, with only three significant holdings. The largest holding of the whale is RON token, with only 300 holders and no tracked market data.

WhaleStats holdings
Source: WhaleStats

It is hard to determine the real value of holdings that are not listed on official centralized exchanges; hence, there is no way to determine the real liquidity behind it or its real value. Shiba Inua token is in second place of whale's holdings, worth approximately $1 billion.

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Additionally, the whale holds wrapped Bitcoin, USDC stablecoin and CRO tokens. Since the beginning of the month, the whale has lost almost $600 million of its portfolio. The largest part of the sale is more likely tied to Shiba Inu token, which has lost 12% of its value since the beginning of the year.

First and second largest whales are out

While the third largest whale on the Ethereum network holds at least two significant token positions, the first and second biggest wallets on the network hold almost no coins at all.

Ethereum chart
Source: TradingView

Both "Itachi" and "Naruto's" portfolios are 99% Ethereum, which indicates that the biggest players on the market prefer de-risking during the crypto market correction. While Ether itself remains volatile compared to traditional financial assets, it still shows more stability compared to smaller altcoins like Shiba Inu.

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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.