Eight unlocks down, could this be the key to CVX’s price action

It hasn’t been a good time for CVX holders lately, with the altcoin falling by a significant margin on the charts lately.

Convex Finance is a DeFi protocol housed within Curve Finance. It commenced the weekly unlocking of vote-locked CVX tokens on 30 June to fight the liquidity problems faced by its liquidity pool. At the start of the unlocking,  investors feared that the series of unlocks (16 unlocks) might negatively impact the price of CVX. By the fifth unlock, however, the price per CVX token rallied by over 100%. 

Now, reeling under the impact of the downturn that has plagued the general cryptocurrency market, investors’ initial concerns might become a reality soon. In fact, CVX has depreciated by 32% over the last 21 days.

So far this month, the protocol has implemented three unlocks, according to data from Dune Analytics. With eight more unlocks to go, what should holders know about the altcoin’s performance?

Hear ye, CVX holders

Trading around its June price level at press time, CVX has dropped by 91.89% from its all-time high of $62.69. Propped up by the bull run in July, holders’ interest in Convex Finance’s native token appeared to have declined. 

On the daily chart, buying pressure has dropped since the month started. Courtesy of its positive correlation with Bitcoin, the sustained decline in CVX has led investors to salvage their investments by exiting their trade positions to take a profit. As a result, with less money being channeled towards accumulating CVX over the last three weeks, its Chaikin Money Flow (CMF) posted a negative value of -0.32.

In addition, the altcoin’s Money Flow Index was pegged at 36, with the same pictured within a downtrend.

Source: TradingView

Look here as well

While the index for total addresses with balance on the CVX network has grown by 3% so far this month, active addresses on the network declined steadily with the token’s price.

According to data from IntoTheBlock, with 463 active addresses on the network, a 19% drop was seen over the last 21 days. In the last 30 days, the same had fallen by -32.80%.

In fact, the ratio of active addresses on the network, at press time, stood at 3.63%.

Source: IntoTheBlock

Furthermore, the sustained decline in the price of CVX has forced retail traders to gradually exit the market to protect their investments.

Towards the beginning of the month, retail addresses held 4.97 million CVXs. At the time of writing, this category of addresses held 4.56M CVX tokens – A 7% drop in just 21 days.

Source: IntoTheBlock

Conversely, the five whales that hold 90.84% of CVX’s entire supply increased their holdings amid the general market’s bearishness.

Source: IntoTheBlock

Finally, looking to trade against the market, the token’s weighted sentiment had a reading of -0.488 at press time.

Source: Santiment