Why did the number of Ethereum addresses holding more than 100 ETH suddenly increase?

During the last few months, the price of Ethereum [ETH] has fluctuated between extreme highs and lows, making investors less eager to invest in the coin. Despite the apparent price drop, some specific groups of Ethereum holders appeared to be increasing their holdings.

HODLers have acquired over 100 ETH in the last few days, according to Glassnode data. This was demonstrated by the uptrend following a decrease. The fact that it appeared to have restarted indicates that more users were stockpiling more than 100 ETH.


Source: Glassnode

Some possible reasons for the increased accumulation

Before switching to the Proof of Stake network, Ethereum was the second-largest Proof-of-Work network after Bitcoin. The transition created a way for ETH holders to get rewards because it meant that stakers would protect the network. According to CryptoQuant’s Staking Inflow analytics, November saw a steady inflow, even though there were few spikes.

Source: CryptoQuant

Additionally, ETH’s value decreased due to the price volatility it experienced over the previous several months. The token was trading at roughly $1,200, at the time of this writing.

ETH was trading above $3,000 until April this year. However, from that time till today, it has plummeted and lost over 50% of its worth, similar to other coins in the market.

ETH in a daily timeframe

In the daily timeframe, the short (yellow line) and long (blue line) Moving Averages were visible above the price fluctuation. At various levels, these lines were acting as the asset’s resistance. The yellow line was acting as resistance around $1,300, and the blue line was acting as resistance around $1,500.

Source: TradingView

Thus, ETH may test both resistance levels and surpass them during an extended rally. Additionally, it could continue to climb and possibly retake the $2,2000 area. If investors were to accumulate at the current level, they would benefit by over 50% if the price rises past the existing resistance levels.

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