Ethereum (ETH) Top Ten Largest Addresses Control 35% of the Supply, Is It Concerning?

Amid the crypto market FUD, smaller players have been selling their Ethereum and big players are accumulating simultaneously.
By Bhushan Akolkar
August 26, 2023 Updated August 26, 2023
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The world’s second-largest cryptocurrency Ethereum (ETH) has been trading around the $1,650 levels, however, the network activity has been showing some interesting developments.

Ami the recent price crash, while the small traders have been trying to offload their supply, their big players have been accumulating. This has led to the ETH supply concentration with the ETH top 10 addresses now controlling 35% of the total supply. However, don’t think of it as the centralization of ETH here.

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On-chain data provider Santiment explains: “The top 10 addresses within the Ethereum network now possess more than 35% of the total available supply. While this doesn’t indicate a sudden shift to centralization for the 2 cryptocurrency asset in the crypto space, it does highlight how smaller traders are succumbing to fear, uncertainty, and doubt (FUD) during this market dip”.

Courtesy: Santiment

Amid the recent price volatility, the ETH whale transactions have also grown over the last three months. Since the beginning of June, more than 1788 10-10K ETH wallets have been added to their bags.

Santiment explains: “Amidst Ethereum’s decline below $1,650 and its notably volatile price environment, there has been a notable increase in significant address activity on its network. The number of wallets holding between 10 and 10,000 $ETH has rebounded to 355,000, while transactions of $100,000 or more have experienced a surge”.

Courtesy: Santiment

Ethereum (ETH) Price Action Ahead

After a strong correction last week, the world’s second-largest crypto Ethereum (ETH) has managed to hold above the $1,650 levels.

Ether is currently below both the $1,680 mark and the 100-hourly Simple Moving Average. Furthermore, an important bearish trend line is taking shape with resistance around $1,665 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD.

Should Ethereum be unable to surpass the resistance at $1,665, it might initiate a new decline. The initial support to watch on the downside is around the $1,600 level. The first significant support lies near the $1,580 region.

If the price falls below $1,580, further losses might occur. The subsequent crucial support rests near the $1,550 level. Additional losses could potentially lead the price to approach the $1,520 level, or even decline to a fresh low below $1,500.

Bhushan is a FinTech enthusiast and holds a good flair in understanding financial markets. His interest in economics and finance draw his attention towards the new emerging Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrency markets. He is continuously in a learning process and keeps himself motivated by sharing his acquired knowledge. In free time he reads thriller fictions novels and sometimes explore his culinary skills.
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