Curve (CRV) Price Slides after Founder Reportedly Gets Liquidated, Binance Sees Large Deposits

UTC by Mayowa Adebajo · 2 min read
Curve (CRV) Price Slides after Founder Reportedly Gets Liquidated, Binance Sees Large Deposits
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For now, the exact reasons behind the whale’s actions can not be placed. However, speculations are that it could be a fire sale triggered by concerns over Egorov’s liquidation and its potential impact on the CRV ecosystem.

The price of Curve (CRV), a decentralized exchange (DEX) token focused on stablecoin trading, saw a significant drop of up to 34% within a three-hour window on June 13, 2024. This sudden price movement comes shortly after reports about the liquidation of Curve Finance founder Michael Egorov filtered through.

On-chain data analysis reveals several interesting developments around this event. According to online tracker SpotOnChain, Egorov now holds collateral of approximately 139 million CRV tokens (roughly $37 million) across three different platforms or wallets, while his debt currently sits at around $27 million. This suggests a potential vulnerability that might have triggered the liquidation.

Whale Movements Spark Speculation after Curve Finance Founder’s Liquidation

Further adding to the speculation, an on-chain whale address, identified as “0xF07”, deposited a huge amount of CRV tokens, totaling 29.62 million ($7.68 million), onto the Binance exchange within the same timeframe. That is according to an X post by The Data Nerd. This deposit, along with another earlier deposit of 24.2 million CRV ($6.936 million), raises questions about the whale’s intentions and their potential impact on the CRV market.

For now, the exact reasons behind the whale’s actions can not be placed. However, speculations are that it could be a fire sale triggered by concerns over Egorov’s liquidation and its potential impact on the CRV ecosystem. For others, the whale deposit was probably a strategic move to capitalize on the current dip in CRV price.

The situation remains fluid, and market sentiment surrounding CRV is cautious. With the founder’s liquidation and these large whale deposits, the price of CRV will likely continue to experience volatility in the coming days.

CRV Price Dips

As of publication, CRV was down 27.96% in the past 24 hours, trading at $0.2589. On the weekly chart, however, it has lost 43.86% of its value.

CRV is the governance token in CurveDAO, the decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) behind Curve Finance. However, the recent large deposits of the coins to Binance is a vote of no confidence for CRV.

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