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Massive sell-off alert: Arbitrum to unlock $2 billion worth of ARB

Massive sell-off alert: Arbitrum to unlock $2 billion worth of ARB

Arbitrum (ARB) investors have a challenging week ahead with a possible sell-off of over $2 billion in its token. This is part of Arbitrum’s unlocks from the Genesis distribution, summing up to the usual proof-of-stake (PoS) issuance.

On March 16, vesting contracts will release 1.11 billion ARB worth $2.06 billion at press time prices. Finbold retrieved this data from TokenUnlocksApp on March 15.

Notably, this is one of the platform’s largest single unlocks ever registered. Arbitrum also dominates the total cliff unlocks of $2.39 billion for the next seven days by over 86%.

Cliff unlocks next 7D: Arbitrum (ARB). Source: TokenUnlocksApp

In particular, this massive unlock amounts to 87% of Arbitrum’s current circulating supply of 1.275 billion ARB. Effectively, it will nearly double ARB’s capitalization of $2.38 billion, according to CoinMarketCap.

Arbitrum (ARB) market data. Source: CoinMarketCap

Arbitrum token sell-off distribution

As for the distribution, the ‘Team,’ the ‘Future Team,’ and ‘Advisors’ will receive 60.5% of this year’s half unlock. After March 16, these entities will be able to liquidate 673.5 million ARB, currently worth $1.25 billion.

Furthermore, ‘Investors’ will receive 438.25 million ARB, worth $810.76 million, according to Token Unlocks.

March 16, ARB unlock distribution. Source: TokenUnlocksApp

ARB price analysis

In the meantime, ARB is trading at $1.89 per token, as per TradingView’s crypto index by press time. Arbitrum has seen increased demand due to the popularization of layer-2 solutions for the Ethereum Web3 ecosystem. Now, it trades in a consolidation range in the daily chart.

Nevertheless, such a massive token unlock and possible sell-off could deeply impact its performance. Thus, testing the $1.0 psychological resistance is possible in the next week as things develop for Arbitrum.

ARB/USD daily chart. Source: TradingView

ARB investors and cryptocurrency traders must speculate with caution in the following days. The crypto market is volatile and unpredictable, moved by whales and market makers looking for the highest possible profits.

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