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Whales Shuffle 59M MATIC As Polygon Overthrows Solana


thecryptobasic.com 11 November 2022 15:41, UTC
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MATIC rallied back to its previous price before FTX collapsed.

After plummeting over 20% earlier this week, Polygon (MATIC) has recovered from the devastating FTX collapse, which spread across the entire crypto market. Before the collapse of FTX, MATIC was changing hands around $1.10 across major exchanges.

However, following the FTX debacle, MATIC slumped alongside other cryptocurrencies in the market. According to data on Coingecko, Polygon’s native cryptocurrency slumped to a low of $0.78 in the late hours of Wednesday.

MATIC Overthrows Solana From the 10th Position

Interestingly, MATIC made a sharp recovery after the market settled from FTX’s woes, as the cryptocurrency rallied to its previous price before the unfortunate incident occurred. Yesterday, MATIC usurped Solana (SOL) to become the 10th-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization.

Recall that SOL dipped over 40% after reports emerged that Alameda Research, the parent company of FTX, might liquidate its position in Solana to save FTX. This gave MATIC the perfect opportunity to overthrow Solana from the 10th spot.

Increased Whale Interest In MATIC

Several factors contributed to the massive rally of Polygon. Over the past few days, MATIC has attracted the interest of cryptocurrency whales, with these high-net-worth investors moving huge volumes of the coin.

According to Whale Alert, a leading cryptocurrency whale tracking service, Polygon whales have moved a whopping 59,809,478 MATIC worth $60.4 million in the past 24 hours.

Eighteen hours ago, an anonymous whale transferred 26,649,286 (26.64 million) MATIC coins to an unknown wallet. The coins were worth approximately $29.67 million at the time of the transaction.

🚨 26,649,286 #MATIC (29,665,857 USD) transferred from unknown wallet to unknown wallethttps://t.co/gzSwI6cuYy

— Whale Alert (@whale_alert) November 10, 2022

5 million units of MATIC ($5.62 million) were withdrawn from a Bitfinex address to an unknown wallet.

🚨 5,000,000 #MATIC (5,624,925 USD) transferred from #Bitfinex to unknown wallethttps://t.co/t1KpnO1btZ

— Whale Alert (@whale_alert) November 10, 2022

Three hours ago, 8,160,192 MATIC coins were transferred from Binance to a Crypto.com address. Whale Alert said the fund was worth $8.8 million at the time.

🚨 8,160,192 #MATIC (8,806,469 USD) transferred from #Binance to #CryptoComhttps://t.co/hC5DOI1a31

— Whale Alert (@whale_alert) November 11, 2022

An anonymous whale withdrew 10 million MATIC ($10.79 million) from Binance. Furthermore, an anonymous Polygon whale moved 10 million MATIC coins worth $10.83 million through the Polygon Plasma Bridge.

🚨 10,000,000 #MATIC (10,839,313 USD) transferred from unknown wallet to Polygon Plasma Bridgehttps://t.co/G7jftz3r28

— Whale Alert (@whale_alert) November 11, 2022

When writing this line, MATIC is trading at $1.03, down 6.2% in the last 24 hours, as FTX filing bankruptcy is taking the market down again.

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