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Ethereum whale transfers over $46 million in ETH across major exchanges

Ethereum Whale's $46 Million Moves Raise Eyebrows Amid Market Volatility

An Ethereum (ETH) whale has completed a series of transactions, orchestrating a significant transfer of funds across multiple platforms.

These transactions, highlighted by the blockchain analytics platform Spot On Chain, involve a significant $46.02 million in ETH tokens, adding intrigue to the evolving dynamics of the crypto market.

The ETH whale, using a network of eight wallets, began the movement of funds by withdrawing from major exchanges, including Binance and Bitfinex.

With an average price of around $2,419 per ETH, the withdrawals signaled the start of a complex series of transactions.

Following the withdrawals, the whale connected with Lido, a popular liquid staking solution in the Ethereum ecosystem.

This intricate transaction involved withdrawing 50.15 million USDT from Aave, a well-known decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol. The USDT was then exchanged for 19,021 ETH worth $46.02 million.

Spot On Chain’s findings also revealed that three wallets still hold approximately 30 million USDT in Aave, indicating potential future moves.

The context of these whale movements is particularly important given Ethereum’s current market conditions. Ethereum’s price has dropped 12.3% in the last 7 days, and it is currently trading at $2,238.

The whale’s strategic maneuvers pique interest, particularly the potential transfer of the remaining USDT balance to a centralized exchange (CEX) for further Ethereum acquisition.

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Mohammad Ali is a fintech and cryptocurrency writer who has been covering the intersection of finance and technology for several years. Ali has a deep understanding of the financial industry and the ways in which technology is changing it, with a special focus on the rise of digital currencies and blockchain technology.