Ethereum’s Price Drop Possibly Due To Large ETH Sell-Off By EOS, Report Says
The price of Ethereum (ETH) has fallen today, May 28, with tech site TrustNodes blaming the drop on a large sale of ETH on crypto exchange Bitfinex that they attribute to EOS.
Crypto Twitter persona WhalePanda also weighed in with a similar opinion about EOS’s role in today’s ETH sell-off:
Wondering who just ragedumped $ETH on @bitfinex. Didn't $EOS still have a lot of ETH and they were using Finex before. pic.twitter.com/l1Hps2jloJ
— WhalePanda (@WhalePanda) May 28, 2018
Ethereum is currently trading around $515, down 8.49 percent over a 24 hour period at press time.
Earlier this month, TrustNodes reported that EOS spent around $950 mln in ETH over the previous 30 days, according to a third party analysis of data from crypto data feed Santiment. Today, TrustNodes writes that around 180,000 ETH was traded in one hour on Bitfinex, as opposed to the 20,000 ETH per hour usually recorded by Bitfinex and exchanges GDAX and OKEx.
TrustNodes suggests that EOS is the party trading the large amount of ETH, as they note that EOS has spent $1 mln in ETH four days ago, and today the number is raised to around $1.4 mln.
Etherscan shows that wallet address marked as EOSCrowdsale still has around 200,000 ETH, and wallet address marked EOS-Owner around 916,000, together equaling over 1.1 mln ETH.
According to data from CoinMarketCap, Bitfinex has traded in around $238 mln in ETH over a 24 hour period at press time, while OKEx is less than half of that at around $104 mln, and Huobi at around $98 mln.
EOS, which will launch their mainnet on June 2, is currently trading for around $12, down by over 4 percent over a 24 hour period at press time.