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On-chain data suggests that Ethereum whales have recently shown a surge in activity. This is what these titans did.

Transactions on Ethereum Whale are the highest since March

In Recent post on Platform X, market intelligence platform IntoTheBlock discussed how ETH whales have become dynamic recently.

An captivating on-chain metric is “Number of Large Transactions,” which tracks the total number of Ethereum transactions on the network worth over $100,000, according to the analytics firm.

Generally, only whalers can make such vast single transaction moves, so such vast transfers are associated with these huge investors.

Therefore, the vast deal rate can tell us whether a particular cohort is currently dynamic. The chart below shows the latest trend in this Ethereum metric.

The value of this indicator seems to have increased in recent days | Source: IntoTheBlock on X

The chart shows that the number of vast transactions on Ethereum has increased dramatically in recent times. This suggests that the whales have increased their activity.

The whales came to life when news came to delicate that spot ETFs (ETFs) could raise their chances of approval. The market noise caused ETH to rise rapidly, keeping its price back around the $3,800 level.

Considering everything that is happening on the market, it is natural that these huge entities will change their position. Because the scale of this cohort’s transactions is quite vast, the vast number of them occurring together could be sturdy enough to cause confusion in the market. So ETH is likely to see volatility soon if the current high whale activity continues.

However, the direction this volatility might take in Ethereum depends on whether these investors are buying or selling together. IntoTheBlock data also provided clues on this topic, as the chart below shows for “Large Holder Network Flow.”

Ethereum whale flow
It appears that the metric value was recently positive | Source: IntoTheBlock on X

This metric measures the net amount of Ethereum going into or out of the wallets of “large holders”. The analyst firm defines vast holders as owning at least 0.1% of the total supply of assets in circulation.

The chart shows that Vast Holders have recently participated in accumulation as the net flow for them has been positive. Recent whale activity therefore appears to have involved net purchases.

Time will tell whether these huge entities will continue to display this trend in the coming days, potentially helping to fuel the rally.

ETH price

At the time of writing, Ethereum is trading at around $3,750, up over 26% over the past week.

Ethereum price chart
The asset price appears to have seen a piercing raise over the last two days | Source: ETHUSD on TradingView

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