The on-chain analytics firm Santiment has revealed some altcoins currently witnessing high interest from the whales. Whale Transactions Have Spiked For These Altcoins Recently In a new post on X, Santiment has discussed how several altcoins have been showing interest from the whales. The on-chain indicator of relevance here is the “Whale Transaction Count,” which keeps track of the total number of transfers carrying a value of at least $100,000 taking place every day on the blockchain for any given cryptocurrency. Such large transfers are generally assumed to be coming from the whale entities, as they can only move around amounts this large with single transactions. Related Reading: Litecoin Whale Deposits Big To Binance, LTC’s 3% Drop To Extend? When the metric’s value is high, the whales make many transfers. This trend implies that these humongous investors are highly interested in trading around the asset in question. On the other hand, the low indicator suggests the whales may not be paying attention to the cryptocurrency as they aren’t making that many moves on the network. Now, here is the chart shared by the analytics firm that shows the trend in the Whale Transaction Count for some altcoins over the past month: The value of the metric appears to have been quite high in recent days | Source: Santiment on X As displayed in the above graph, these five altcoins have all seen some boost in their Whale Transaction Counts recently: Injective (INJ), Rocket Pool (RPL), PlayDapp (PLA), STP (STPT), and Basic Attention Token (BAT). Given this close surge in the indicator for all of these assets, it would appear possible that the whales have now started playing around with alts after gaining confidence from the sharp rally that Bitcoin has enjoyed. Now, what does this fresh whale interest mean for these altcoins? Usually, a high value of the Whale Transaction count is a predictor of volatility for any cryptocurrency. This is because the whales’ transfers carry a significant value. Of course, any single transaction will likely not be big enough to move the market appreciably on its own, but if many such transfers occur at once, the asset could feel some turbulence. Related Reading: Extreme Greed Is Back For Bitcoin, Is It Time To Sell? However, any such volatility that may arise out of this high whale trading activity can theoretically go in either direction. The Whale Transaction Count only measures the pure number of large transfers happening on the network and doesn’t provide any information about whether these are buying or selling moves. As such, the only thing that can be said about these altcoins observing high interest from these humongous holders is that they are now more likely to display some volatility, the direction of which is uncertain. INJ Price The 31st-placed coin in the market cap list, Injective, is trading around $35 after going up more than 4% in the past week. Looks like the price of the asset has been consolidating recently | Source: INJUSD on TradingView Featured image from Vivek Kumar on Unsplash.com, Santiment.net, chart from TradingView.com
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