Popular analytics platform Santiment has shared in a recent Twitter post that whales have become a lot more active recently, shoveling transactions worth more than $100,000 in MATIC.
Besides, recently, Polygon blockchain was engaged by a major banking giant in the U.S. for its first DeFi transaction. The price of the coin has jumped by more than 17% in the past 24 hours.
Whales' transfers hit peak since February
Santiment reported that it has registered a peak of transactions carrying a $100,000+ worth of MATIC since February. Also, in the middle of October, the balance of MATIC held by whales in their wallets surged to over 10 million; this fact may have foreshadowed the peak in transactions, the analytics team of the company believes.
📈 Do you believe in $MATIC? Today marked the highest amount of $100k+ whale transactions since February for the 11th ranked market cap #crypto asset. A mid-October spike in #Polygon holdings by 10m+ $MATIC whales may have foreshadowed this. https://t.co/LDWRvaJzPT pic.twitter.com/akJhLTXahq— Santiment (@santimentfeed) November 3, 2022
Overall, as for the 100 largest whales on Ethereum chain, they now hold $37,377,294 in Polygon's native token, according to data shared by WhaleStats.
JP Morgan picks Polygon for its first DeFi transfer
Two days ago, U.S. banking behemoth JP Morgan Chase executed its first ever DeFi transfer using the infrastructure based on Polygon chain, using a modified version of Aave token.
The transfer made by the bank was not about trading crypto; the bank was making its first attempt to explore decentralized finance. It tokenized $71,000 and traded it as an experiment for tokenized yen provided by Japan's SBI Digital Asset Holdings. This pilot was also joined by DBS Bank Ltd., Standard Chartered Plc and HSBC Holdings Plc.
Instagram is also making a push into NFTs, using Polygon. Co-founder of the platform Sandeep Nailwal stated, in a recent tweet, that he will not rest until MATIC becomes one of the top three cryptos, sitting next to Bitcoin and Ethereum.