Ethereum whales and sharks are accumulating ether (ETH) at record rates since the FTX crash, Santiment reported Nov. 30.
🐳🦈 #ethereumThe large key address of #FTX Bankruptcy in early November. Photographs are key moments when shark and whale addresses are accumulated and dumped. number between 100 and 100k $ETH Addresses are at a 20-month high. https://t.co/beawFcBRvi pic.twitter.com/dR8zEqurZQ
— Santiment (@santimentfeed) November 30, 2022
A market intelligence platform has revealed that wallets holding between 100 and 100,000 ETH have hit a 20-month high. According to his Nov. 23 tweet from the company, the last time these wallets accumulated so aggressively was: ETH rose by up to 50%.
🐳🦈 #ethereumof active shark and whale addresses continue to accumulate at less than a quarter of their price #AllTimeHigh level of a year ago. In October/November 2020, these 100-100k $ETH Address to help push $ETH +50% price increase in 5 weeks. https://t.co/v8gh4RfV7z pic.twitter.com/Oe3lTo12uj
— Santiment (@santimentfeed) November 23, 2022
Using Glassnode data, CryptoSlate has seen an increase in the accumulation of ETH addresses above 1000ETH.
ETH Whale and Shark Accumulation Patterns
Santiment highlighted the accumulation pattern leading to the Ethereum Merge. According to charts, Ethereum whales and sharks gained more ETH in the weeks before the merge, boosting the value of the asset, but were dumped shortly after the merge.
A blockchain analytics firm noted that the addresses were dumped during October-November when the ETH vs BTC price rebounded slightly.
However, ETH whales and sharks began accumulating again shortly after the FTX implosion as the value of most digital currencies crashed.
Acquiring ETH shrimp
Grassnode data showed that shrimp also acquire large amounts of ether. Shrimp is an address that holds less than 1 ETH.
According to the chart below, ETH addresses with non-zero balances and addresses holding up to 1 ETH all hit all-time highs.
Meanwhile, the number of active Ethereum addresses also reached its highest level in over six weeks on November 28.
📈 #Ethereumof active addresses surged to its highest level in over six weeks yesterday. On October 15th, the last time addresses spiked at this level, $ETH A +30% jump over the next 3 weeks. https://t.co/8LFsUn6THz pic.twitter.com/hDekw9Em51
— Santiment (@santimentfeed) November 29, 2022
Santimento wrote The last time ETH active addresses hit this level was on October 15th, after which Ether’s price surged by more than 30% over the next three weeks.
ETH price rises 4%
The recent surge in ETH accumulation has had a positive impact on its price. According to CryptoSlate data, the asset has risen more than 4% to $1,265 in the last 24 hours.
The second-largest digital asset by market capitalization has grown by more than 11% over the past seven days.