Scheduled Unlocks for LDO, AVAX, YGG Tokens Promise Busy Week Ahead

By August 21, 2023 In Avalanche, Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies, Lido DAO Token, Staking, Yield Guild Games

All 8.5 million tokens will be distributed to investors, who are already holding more than 300 million tokens coins, according to TokenUnlocks.

Lido’s LDO token has declined 8.5% during the last week, and has been relatively stable in the last 24 hours, according to CoinDesk data.

Avalanche Token (AVAX) Unlock

AVAX, the native crypto of the Avalanche blockchain, has an unlock scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 26, where it will release 9.54 million AVAX tokens worth $102.86 million, amounting to 2.77% of the total circulating supply.



The last unlock AVAX went through in May was relatively well received by the market.

“Token unlocks freak people out in general, but the upcoming Avalanche unlock has been mapped out for a while now and most sophisticated actors have adjusted for it,” Lindsey Winder, CEO of token infrastructure firm Hedgey Finance said to CoinDesk in May.

AVAX’s unlock will be split between the strategic partners, who get 2.25 million, or $24.21 million worth, the Foundation, which gets 1.67 million tokens, the team, which is allocated 4.5 million tokens, or $48.42 million, and airdrop participants which get 1.13 million tokens.0

AVAX is down 13% during the last week, according to CoinDesk market data, and is down 1.8% on-day.

Yield Guild Games (YGG) Token Unlock

Blockchain-based gaming has been struggling to catch on with mainstream audiences, and Yield Guild Games, a key investor in GameFi’s, DAO token has certainly been reflecting this.

Market data shows that YGG’s token is down nearly 59% in the last year, despite a rally in the last month which temporarily brought it up 49%. During the last week it lost an additional 30% of its value, and is down 2% on-day.

YGG is scheduled to release 12.2 million YGG ($2.87 million) on Sunday, totalling 6.6% of the cryptocurrency’s circulating supply. Currently, about 30% of the token’s supply has been unlocked.

Token Unlocks and Market Prices

Just how much do unlocks impact market prices?

The answer is complicated.

Although often considered bearish, the effect of token unlocks on market trends is nuanced, as CoinDesk reported in July.

Analytics firm The Tie studied over 350,000 unlock events and found that on average, coins declined in the lead-up to the event.

However, when the liquidity freed up was more than 100% of the average daily volume, prices quickly rebounded before falling again within two weeks.

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This pattern suggests that holders might wait before selling into the market, possibly in response to initial relief that the market was not flooded with new tokens.

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