‘FTX drainer’ moves $200 million in ether, some analysts expect selling to start

The s0-called “FTX Drainer,” the individual or entity behind suspicious withdrawals from embattled crypto exchange FTX, has transferred approximately $200 million worth of ether (ETH) to 12 different crypto wallets.

The moves came shortly after the entity transferred $72 million to Bitcoin from Ethereum this morning and followed similar actions that began on Sunday when it exchanged 50,000 ether for renBTC.

The ETH transfers began around 11 a.m. EST. In the span of six minutes, the wallet made 12 transactions, each sending 15,000 ether to different crypto wallet addresses. None of the 12 new wallet addresses have yet done anything with the funds.

The previously mentioned transfers of ether for renBTC have put negative sell pressure on ether, with the price on Sunday dropping almost 5%. Avi Feldman, head of digital asset trading at GoldenTree Asset Management, tweeted the movement could signify that “he is getting ready to sell.”

The “FTX drainer” wallet has slowly dropped in the rankings of top ether holders. It originally was in the top 30, but fell to 36th place after the selling this morning. The identity of the wallet holder is unknown. 

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