Ethereum ICO Pioneer Golem Transferred $100M ETH to Exchanges in Past 1 Month

UTC by Leon Okwatch · 3 min read
Ethereum ICO Pioneer Golem Transferred $100M ETH to Exchanges in Past 1 Month
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Golem’s ETH liquidations have the potential to significantly impact the market.

Golem, an initial coin offering (ICO) pioneer in Ethereum’s early days, has moved over $100 million worth of Ether (ETH) to various cryptocurrency exchanges within the last month. These substantial figures involved are expected to increase selling pressure on ETH prices in the short term, potentially influencing market sentiment and trading volumes.

Asset Liquidation Looming

Data from Arkham shows Golem’s main wallet has been actively transferring ETH to platforms like Binance, Coinbase, and Bitfinex. These transactions, mostly under $10 million each, suggest a deliberate effort to liquidate the assets assets.

Earlier today, popular crypto tracker Lookonchain revealed that Golem sold 24,400 ETH ($72 million) on major exchanges within the past three days. Currently, Golem’s remaining holdings stand at 127,634 ETH ($372 million).

Golem’s ETH liquidations have the potential to significantly impact the market. The price of ETH is yet to fully recover from the recent market downturn, currently trading at around $3,000. Despite rumors of a looming exchange-traded fund (ETF)  approval, Ethereum has struggled with massive volatility, failing to cross the $4,000 mark as anticipated.

Investors and analysts are closely monitoring these developments to gauge how Golem’s liquidation strategy will affect broader market dynamics, particularly amidst ongoing volatility in the crypto space.

ICO Origins and Recent Developments

Golem was founded during the 2016 ICO boom. ICOs emerged as a popular fundraising method in the cryptocurrency space from 2016 to 2019. They allowed blockchain projects to raise capital by issuing tokens to investors in exchange for cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin or Ethereum.

Golem raised 820,000 ETH in November 2016, when the price of ETH was only $10.2. The project set out to build one of the first decentralized computing marketplaces. Despite its innovative goals, such as enabling AI computations through its network, Golem’s token, GLM, has faced challenges in maintaining market value. The platform has recently embarked on a bid to diversify its operations.

In June, Golem announced plans to start staking its ETH reserves. This move aims to generate yields to support operations, foster ecosystem growth, and enhance decentralization efforts across the Ethereum network.

In addition, Golem’s latest roadmap update revealed its intensified focus on developing AI tools and optimizing (Graphics Processing Unit) GPU utilization. Teaming up with partners like GamerHash AI, Golem aims to harness the computing power of gamers’ PCs for AI computations. This initiative allows gamers to monetize their GPU resources by renting them out to customers in need of GPU processing power.

By diversifying its product offerings, Golem aims to revive interest in its decentralized computing platform. Recent token liquidations are seen as a strategic move to double down on investments in this evolving sector.

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