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3 cryptocurrencies to avoid amid $130 million in token unlocks

3 cryptocurrencies to avoid amid $130 million in token unlocks

Three cryptocurrencies will unlock over $130 million in tokens this week, which cryptocurrency traders should avoid having substantial exposure to. These unlocks have the potential to flood the market, leading to increased selling pressure and significant price fluctuations.

On June 26, Finbold retrieved data from the TokenUnlocks.app, which shows $198.42 million in the seven-day cliff unlocks. Notably, this week’s three leading protocols will release $137.02 million in tokens, accounting for 69% of the total. Fifteen projects make up the “next seven days cliff unlocks.”

Cliff Unlocks Next 7D. Source: TokenUnlocks.app

Moreover, Ripple will unlock 1 billion XRP on July 1, worth $470 million, as it does monthly. Finbold already covered Ripple‘s unlock in a unique report published today.

Optimism’s (OP) $55M token unlock

First, investors should avoid trading Optimism (OP), the popular second layer for Ethereum (ETH), amid a potential sell-off incoming.

On June 30, the protocol will unlock 31.34 million OP tokens currently worth $55.16 million.  Interestingly, the network unlocked the same amount of tokens on May 31, worth $80.23 million, as Finbold reported.

Optimism’s unlock represents a nearly 3% supply inflation that repeats every month with slight variations. Core protocol contributors will receive 16.54 million OP worth $29.11 million, while private investors will get $26.05 million to realize their monthly profits over retail buyers. 

The nominal values of the received amounts were $42.35 million and $37.89 million, respectively, last month.

OP token unlocks on June 30. Source: TokenUnlocks.App

Sui Network’s (SUI) $54.6M token unlock

Another cryptocurrency to avoid trading due to recurrent monthly token unlocks is Sui Network (SUI). The competing layer-1 blockchain developed by former Meta Platforms (NASDAQ: META) engineers will inflate its supply by 2.7% this month.

On July 1, the protocol will unlock 64.20 million SUI for private investors, the development team, and the Mysten Labs treasury. Notably, private investors will receive 39.16 million SUI for over 60% of the total $54.63 million worth of unlocks.

Notably, this same amount of tokens was worth $70 million last month, evidencing the loss of purchasing power resulting from inflation.

SUI token unlocks on June 1. Source: TokenUnlocks.App

In closing, the last significant unlock is from io.net (IO), with a community release of 7.5 million tokens worth $27.23 million and a nearly 8% supply inflation.

IO token unlocks on June 1. Source: TokenUnlocks.App

Cryptocurrency traders will try to speculate on the economic effects of these unlocks and sell-offs on price, which could increase volatility and worsen the potential risk-reward ratio. The market is uncertain and influenced by multiple factors, requiring proper risk management and learning when to avoid trading specific cryptocurrencies.

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