HomeBitcoinHave Arbitrum Investors Continued Offloading? Price Surges by 5.2%

Have Arbitrum Investors Continued Offloading? Price Surges by 5.2%


Arbitrum (ARB), the Ethereum Layer 2 (L2) scaling solution, recently went through an unlocking event as part of its 2024 roadmap. However, the event raised concerns about how the token’s price would react amid the market slowdown. 

It’s been a week since Bitcoin’s price started to dip. Despite BTC’s recovery, the market still exhibits red numbers. Crypto analysts remain optimistic about ARB and the market’s bullish run. 

Are Arbitrum Whales Still Dumping On Exchanges? 

The event on March 16 unlocked 1.1 billion ARB tokens. These tokens were distributed among the team, advisors, and investors, who received 438.25 million ARB, approximately 40% of the total tokens unlocked. 

Since then, Arbitrum whales have dumped millions of ARB on exchanges. As reported by NewsBTC, eleven whales recently sent over $58 million worth of the token to different trading venues. 

Yesterday, the trend continued as two ARB whales sent around $12.72 million worth of ARB to the Binance exchange. These whales are seemingly investors who received around 28.43 million ARB tokens during the unlock.

As reported by an X user, the first wallet received 19.845 million ARB on March 16. This whale sent 3 ARB to Binance as a test before offloading 3.9 million tokens worth $6.9 million.

The second whale sent 3.424 million ARB tokens to Binance yesterday in two transactions, accounting for $5.79 million. Out of the 28 million tokens these investors received during Arbitrum’s unlock, the wallets now only hold 804,000 ARB, worth around $1.42 million. 

Analysts Foresee Leg Up For ARB

Arbitrum’s most recent downward trajectory started right before the unlocking event. After ARB’s price failed to maintain the $2 support level, the token dropped over 30% to trade around $1.48 on March 19. 

Since then, ARB has started to rise and retest its resistance levels again. According to crypto analyst World Of Charts, ARB broke a bullish flag on March 20. 

ARB’s retest above the suggested price range succeeded in the following hours. The token rose to the $1.8 mark in the early hours of today before returning to the $1.75 price range.  

Crypto analyst Bluntz projected a leg up for Arbitrum after the price neared the $1.8 resistance level. As the analyst highlighted, ARB’s price performance shows an a,b, and c zigzag pattern that could suggest an upward trajectory for the token. Additionally, he expressed optimism about the market’s health based on the token’s performance.

ARB is trading at $1.76 at writing time, representing a 5.2% increase in the last 24 hours. Although it shows a 14% and 12% decrease in the weekly and monthly timeframes, its current price still represents a 29.4% surge since the year began.

ARB's price trends to the upside on the hourly chart. Source: ARBUSDT on Trading.view.com 

Featured Image from Unsplash.com, Chart from TradingView.com

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