Recent on-chain data provided by WhaleStats blockchain service shows that a new Shiba Inu whale has emerged, holding a staggering amount of SHIB, which is a huge number in USD equivalent as well.
Besides, SHIB has clinched FTT as the biggest holding among ETH whales.
New whale buys 3.4 trillion SHIB
According to WhaleStats, as a result of two transactions performed several hours ago, a new whale wallet has emerged in the Shiba Inu community. This wallet now holds a whopping 3,457,477,154,937 SHIB tokens, which is worth a "decent" amount of USD as well: $115,998,358.
?? New #SHIB whale was born!!!— WhaleStats - the top 1000 Ethereum richlist (@WhaleStats) February 8, 2022
Holds 3,457,477,154,937 $SHIB ($115,998,358)
Welcome to the #ShibArmy Family! pic.twitter.com/TkejUCImgb
SHIB becomes the biggest holding by USD value for ETH whales
Another tweet shared by WhaleStats shows that SHIB has been reaching other milestones as well. At the moment, the second largest meme cryptocurrency is the biggest coin by USD value among the top 1,000 ETH whales.
Besides, SHIB has clinched FTT and made it into the largest ERC-20 holding for the aforementioned ETH whales; SHIB now comes second after ETH on the top 10 list of ETH whales' crypto holdings.
The meme token now constitutes 16.85% of their portfolios. That is $1,822,731,714 in fiat. The ETH whales also hold $1,738,099,872 worth of FTT, or 16.07% of their portfolios.
MATIC concludes this list, sitting in the last spot (2.71%, worth $293,883,954), with MANA just holding just one higher position.
? #ShibArmy Congrats! The King is coming back!— WhaleStats - the top 1000 Ethereum richlist (@WhaleStats) February 8, 2022
? #SHIB flipped #FTX to become biggest ERC-20 hodling (16.85%) among the top 1000 ETH whale wallets with total value of $1,822,731,714
Source: https://t.co/3eZErgUKI5 pic.twitter.com/6pNaGDT4o4
Whales keep buying MATIC and LINK as their price shoots up
WhaleStats has also shown that large ETH holders continue to acquire Chainlink and Polygon (MATIC) tokens, while the price of these assets has been on the rise over the past 24 hours.
Overall, several whales have purchased 14,853,654 MATIC tokens. This amount of crypto equals $29,120,876. Polygon's native crypto has been up 11.20%, trading at $1.99 at the moment.
This is down 33.16% from its historic peak of $2.92, reached by the coin on Dec. 27.
Whales have also bought 429,990 LINK, worth $8,173,410. LINK has been up slightly over 1% in the past 24 hours, according to CoinMarketCap.
Ten hours ago, MATIC pushed SHIB from the position of most traded token by the top 1,000 Ethereum whales. Now, it has been moved by LINK from that honorable spot.