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Ethereum Price Recovers 11% As ETH Whales Step In Keeping Price Above $3K

Published April 15, 2024 11:54 AM
Nikola Lazic
Published April 15, 2024 11:54 AM
By Nikola Lazic
Verified by Peter Henn

Key Takeaways

  • Ethereum price drops; whales seize buying opportunity.
  • Whale purchases hint at potential trend reversal.
  • Recent recovery suggests possible upward movement.

The recent market downturn saw significant price drops across cryptocurrencies, including Ethereum (ETH).  With its price already in a downtrend from April 9, this market-wide crash accentuated the drop, leading to a low of $2,852 on Saturday. 

Despite the decline in their values, large-scale investors or “whales” seized the opportunity to expand their holdings. This may be why ETH recovered by 11% on April 15, coming to $3,284. 

Could this accumulation by whales potentially catalyze a trend reversal for ETH? 

Ethereum Whales Step Up Their Game

Lookonchain  tweeted about a whale purchasing approximately 23,790 ETH for 70 million USDC at $2,942, marking a potential buying opportunity at lower prices. Historically, such purchases have been followed by increased Ethereum’s value which was also the case in this instance. 

Data from Santiment showed a notable rise in whale transactions, suggesting a strong buying sentiment among these large-scale holders. The supply of Ethereum held by top addresses also increased, indicating active acquisition by whales.

Santiment data

Such substantial accumulation by whales could signal a positive outlook for Ethereum, potentially leading to a large price recovery.

Ethereum (ETH) Price Analysis 

On March 11, Ethereum breached the $4,000 mark, peaking around $4,100, marking the high point of its last uptrend. Since then, it has entered a decline, falling to $3,062 by March 20 at first. A subsequent recovery saw Ethereum’s price climb to $3,730 by April 8.

Daily chart

There was a possibility of further upward movement, but since April 8, we have seen a sharp downturn, confirming the assumption that Ethereum is in its corrective stage. On Saturday, April 13, ETH fell to a low of $2,840, the same length as the previous downtrend. 

As it did, it could mean that the ABC correction ended, with the price recovery of April 15 signaling the start of a new upward advance. Alternatively, the rise coule be a temporary reaction to the oversold conditions signaled by the daily chart Relative Strength Index and the large wick on the candle close. 

This possibility would be high if we see the recovery taking place, with Ethereum regaining momentum. However, if the price gets rejected below $3,300, it could fall to $2,400. 


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