Mysterious ‘whale’ holds about 36.7 billion Dogecoins worth nearly $15 billion

The largest Dogecoin holder in the world is a whale, and it has further expanded its portfolio in the crypto crash last week.

Data from Bitinfocharts shows that a Dogecoin address overall holdings to whopping 36.7 billion Dogecoins which are nearly worth $15 billion.

The valuation was once close to $22 billion but has decreased due to the recent crypto crash.

The mysterious whale has added 36.7 billion Dogecoins to its portfolio since 2019 and now holds around 28 percent of the total coins in circulation.

The value of one Dogecoin is $0.393 which has taken this mysterious whale’s total holdings to $14.7 billion.

There is a lot of speculation around who could be behind this Doge wallet. Crypto experts believe that the address could belong to an individual, a market maker, or an exchange.

However, the holder has used numbers like ‘420’ in the address which suggests that it might just be a person too much into the joke.

There were reports suggesting that Robinhood might be hoarding these coins but its CEO Vlad Tenev clarified that earlier this month. Others suggested Elon Musk’s name. This is because three separate transactions in the whale’s wallet added coins masked Musk’s date of birth June 28, 1971.

The idea of a secret whale holding on to this huge wealth might sound fascinating, but it isn’t good for the crypto market.

All cryptocurrencies, including Dogecoin, get their value from the network of people. More holders allow these coins to grow and exchange. If a large part of any crypto is in the hands of an individual, it is not good for the financial health of that coin.

Even Dogefather Elon Musk had warned about the same. “If major Dogecoin holders sell most of their coins, it will get my full support,” Musk said in a tweet in February.

“Too much concentration is the only real issue imo. I will literally pay actual $ if they just void their accounts.”

The top 100 dogecoin addresses own 67 per cent of the total dogecoin supply.