A number of large Shiba Inu transactions were highlighted by the popular whale tracking account on X (formerly Twitter) called Whale Alert. The first transaction took place on Saturday, September 2, a couple of days after the Shibarium blockchain went public and started growing.
This is because when crypto users move tokens toward centralized exchanges, it is often to sell due to the deep liquidity. While moving tokens from centralized exchanges to private wallets is often for holding while investors wait for the market to recover.
Another similar transaction was then flagged on Monday, September 4, carrying almost the same number of SHIB. The 4.615 trillion SHIB worth $35.69 million was also moved from the Bitvavo exchange to an unknown wallet, presumably for safekeeping.
This was brought about by high activity in decentralized finance (DeFi) protocols such as DogSwap and MARSWAP. The former currently boasts over 50% of Shibarium’s TVL with the latter not too far behind at 26%.
While the figures may be slowing for Shibarium, it may not mean a total lack of interest. Shibarium was launched in a deep bear market climate, which is one factor that could now be limiting its growth as prices fall.