According to EmberCN, the primary source of on-chain information, a user withdrew 4700 ETH, or $7.66 million, from the Korean alternative Bithumb. The whale who made the withdrawal converted the ETH to WETH and sent it to a multisig wallet where it was utilised to purchase PERP.
EmberCN further stated in the post on X (formerly Twitter) that the same whale later paid $7.06 million using 4509 WETH to purchase 6.8 million PERP, valued at $1.08 per PERP on average. According to EmberCN, the recently purchased PERP accounts for 10% of the total PERP now in circulation.
Colin Wu, a well-known Chinese language crypto reporter, posted that the whale offered all of the purchased PERP for five.02 million USDT two days after EmberCN revealed the whale transaction. According to Wu, the whale offered the PERP tokens at a median price of $0.74 per PERP, resulting in a loss of $2.04 million, or 29% of the transaction’s value.
PERP has recently experienced significant volatility, which coincided with the time frame of the observed whale activities. On Tuesday, September 5, PERP surged again for almost five days before breaking over a local barrier at $0.4618. approximately the course of, PERP increased by approximately 185%, reaching $1.3300.
A quick turnaround caused PERP to lose a sizable portion of the recent favorable developments. PERP lost half of its value in less than three days and is currently trading at $0.6721. The present cycle of events is characterized by an extended period of unusual volatility in a slowing Bitcoin market.
The Perpetual Protocol, a decentralized marketplace for perpetual contracts, is powered by PERP, an Ethereum-based cryptocurrency token. The protocol enables cryptocurrency users to open leveraged positions for various types of digital property.