01 Jun

A crypto trader has gained attention in the cryptocurrency market for their significant gains within the decentralized finance (DeFi) sector. This trader managed to accumulate over $1.4 million in unrealized profits by trading the meme coin PEW on the Ethereum (ETH) network.

The trader, identified by their address starting with '0x8EF73', initially bought 27.05 billion PEW tokens for 3.2 ETH, valued at $12,300. This activity was reported by Lookonchain on May 31. Shortly after, they sold 8.05 billion PEW tokens for 83.5 ETH, realizing a profit of over $300,000. Presently, the trader holds 1 billion PEW tokens worth $61,000.

Interestingly, Lookonchain noted that this trader holds an additional 18 billion PEW tokens spread across 15 other addresses. These holdings trace back to the initial purchase made just three minutes after PEW began trading on Uniswap, 

Ethereum's primary decentralized exchange (DEX).
Overall, this trader has amassed a $1.42 million stash of the meme coin within four days of its launch.

Liquidity concerns could prevent the cryptocurrency dealer from reaching the $1.4 million profit

It's interesting to note that the total value locked (TVL) of the meme coin known as "pepe in a memes world" (PEW) on Uniswap is just $7.5 million. The liquidity that is accessible on the platform to exchange PEW for other ERC-20 tokens is represented by this indicator.

Consequently, it may be challenging to make profits because any attempt to sell off a greater portion of this trader's assets could have a negative effect on PEW's price.

Memes and the larger fallacy theory

It is impossible to overestimate the dangers of trading these extremely speculative and volatile cryptocurrencies.

Memes, like PEW, frequently have no intrinsic worth; instead, their price action is driven by social media chatter and excitement.

Purchasing these coins is effectively a gamble on the part of traders who think someone else will purchase them for a better price.

This kind of thinking is consistent with the "Greater Fool Theory," which holds that investing in overpriced assets and then selling them to a "greater fool" is a profitable strategy.

But this idea also emphasizes the danger that comes with making these kinds of investments since eventually there aren't enough customers on the market. Traders may find themselves holding worthless assets as the initial excitement fades and demand declines, which might result in significant losses.

June 2024, Cryptoniteuae

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