Ethereum is seeing significant accumulation, but is it enough to cause a significant move?

Holders of ETH who purchased the dip last week may have seen some upside, but it has been quite limited. This is because the crisis last week made investors more frightened, and risk appetite was muted.

While there hasn’t been much movement in terms of price, investors should expect more volatility and a bullish comeback as ETH accumulation grows.


According to Glassnode researchers, the number of ETH addresses holding more than 0.1 ETH was at a three-month high. This meant that there was significant retail accumulation taking place after the recent dip. Retail buyers have less of an impact on the price than whales. Fortunately, the analysis also revealed that whales were also buying.

📈 #Ethereum $ETH Number of Addresses Holding 100+ Coins just reached a 20-month high of 46,579

Previous 20-month high of 46,563 was observed on 15 September 2022

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— glassnode alerts (@glassnodealerts) November 14, 2022

This meant that whales with over $100,000 worth of ETH have been scooping up the cryptocurrency at discounted prices. But can this demand continue or is this another case of accumulation at support levels? A look at exchange flows revealed that receiving addresses have increased in the last two days. This confirmed the possibility that investors were buying ETH.

ETH address flows

Source: Glassnode

Sending addresses dropped in the last two days. This confirmed a drop in sell pressure, which may pave the way for bullish pressure. Also worth noting was that open interest dropped back down slightly in the last four days. This indicated that the derivatives market was yet to recover.

ETH’s supply distribution confirmed that sell pressure witnessed a drop. The largest whales holding over 1 million ETH reduced their balances in the last five days. However, those outflows were now tapering off.

ETH supply distribution

Source: Santiment

Despite the above observation, there was still a significant amount of sell pressure. Mostly from addresses holding between 100,000 and 1 million ETH. Note that addresses holding between 10,000 and 100,000 control the lion’s share of ETH in circulation. This whale category has been buying especially in the last 2 days.

ETH price action

The above observations confirm that a drop in ETH sell pressure and an increase in buying pressure. However, any incoming buy pressure was limited by the remaining sell pressure. Nevertheless, these observations suggested an increased probability of a recovery back above $1,300.

ETH price action

Source: TradingView

ETH’s $1261 press time price reflected a 35 rally in the last 24 hours and an increase in relative strength.

The return of bullish pressure could be expected especially after the price’s recent dip into oversold territory. Nevertheless, this does not necessarily mean that the bottom was in. It suggested that buying pressure was building up and may trigger more upside in the next few days.

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