- Vitalik Buterin transferred 600 ETH worth $1 million to the exchange in mid-August as well.
- Buterin has deposited 3,700 ETH worth $6.12 million to Coinbase, Bitstamp, Paxos since 17 September.
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Given ETH’s price at the time of writing, Buterin’s latest ETH transfer stood at $180,500. At press time, ETH was trading at $1,805—a rise of nearly 18% over a fortnight.
Since Buterin’s token transfers have always generated a lot of noise, it was no different this time too.
A crypto enthusiast on X speculated that Buterin might use these funds to hold RATIO tokens.
1. Coinbase is surely listing $RATIO after launch
2. Vitalik Buterin will bag hold $RATIO with these deposited funds.
Are you still sleeping on $RATIO?
— CryptoDoc ❤️ Memecoin (@Cry3ptoDoc) November 1, 2023
This isn’t the first time the Ethereum co-founder has made a transfer to Coinbase. In mid-August, Buterin transferred 600 ETH worth $1 million to the exchange.
As for Coinbase, it was facing regulatory scrutiny in the US at the hands of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In early June, the regulator sued the exchange for allegedly violating securities laws. On Nasdaq, it was trading at $76.62.
So far, Buterin has deposited 3,700 ETH worth $6.12 million to Coinbase, Bitstamp, and Paxos since 17 September.
Transfers only for donations?
While we are yet to know the exact reason behind the latest transfer, there is a possibility of Buterin committing to another selloff. But, there is again the possibility of him making the transfer for a single-time sale only.
Buterin claimed last month that he hasn’t sold any of his ETH holdings for personal gain since 2018.
“It’s almost always me donating to some charity or nonprofit or other project, and the recipient selling because, well, they have to cover expenses.”
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In April 2022, Buterin donated $5 million in ETH donations as humanitarian aid to Ukraine.
— Aid For Ukraine 🇺🇦 (@_AidForUkraine) April 6, 2022
It will be interesting to observe if the latest ETH transfer has any implications for the crypto market amid a bull run.