The Decentraland (MANA) price has seen a significant increase since the beginning of the year, indicating its potential for further growth. The price had been heavily trading within a descending trend since the market collapsed in May 2020.
However, after reaching a bottom below $0.3 just before the end of 2022, the MANA price broke through the crucial resistance at $0.6 and reached yearly highs around $0.758.
The upward trend was initially fueled by bullish market sentiment as the Bitcoin price rebounded, along with a significant increase in GitHub activity. Additionally, a major boost came from the announcement of a collaboration between the “Australian Open” tennis tournament and Decentraland.
With the current upward trend in the Decentraland price, the question remains whether the bullish momentum will be sustained and reach the next target of above $1.
The price has broken above the descending trend line it had been following throughout the second half of 2022 and is currently trading within these gained levels, leaving little room for bearish actions.
The bullish pressure has accumulated heavily due to which the price may maintain a notable upswing to reach the initial target close to $1 very soon.
In the meantime, the whale accumulation has intensified which had dropped heavily soon after the collapse of the FTX exchange. Whales holding tokens in the range of 100 million to 1 billion have become active.
However, it should be noted that a significant portion of the supply, around 50% around 1.23 billion, is held by whales who have been accumulating since December 2022. These whales hold nearly 1% of the entire circulating supply and may have a major impact on the upcoming MANA price rally.
This means that a pullback may be expected if these large holders begin to liquidate their holdings, as they did following the collapse of the FTX exchange. Therefore, the possibility of a short-term bounce appears high, which may trap bulls for a longer period in the coming days.