Does Tron’s latest plan safeguard the market or is TRX at the center of it all

  • Tron experienced a sharp crash in the last eight days, with the price dropping to a new 2022 low
  • Investor sentiment towards TRX seemed positive over the last few days

Tron’s native cryptocurrency TRX took a hit in the last few days, as did many top cryptocurrencies. Interestingly, the Tron DAO Reserve just announced a plan to purchase TRX worth roughly $10 million from the market.

To safeguard the overall blockchain industry and crypto market, TRON DAO Reserve will buy $10,000,000 #TRX from market.

— TRON DAO Reserve (@trondaoreserve) November 14, 2022

Read Tron’s [TRX] price prediction 2023-2024

Speculation around Tron suggested that the decision may be aimed at reigniting demand for TRX since it has been on a bearish trajectory. According to the official announcement, the move aimed at creating a safety net for the cryptocurrency industry.

The announcement did not disclose how exactly this was going to safeguard the crypto market. It seemed unlikely to be the reason for the purchase considering that TRX operates across over 10 exchanges. At first glance, the idea that it might have been to reignite bullish demand also seemed unlikely. This was because the amount purchased represented just 0.002% of TRX’s market cap.

TRX experienced a sharp crash in the last eight days, with the price dropping to a new 2022 low ($0.0452) on 14 November. The last time it traded at that price range was in March 2021.

TRX price action

Source: TradingView

Could it be a mere coincidence that the Tron DAO reserve just decided to buy back TRX when it was deeply oversold?

There was no denying that the announcement may have curtailed the downside. Nevertheless, the weighted sentiment metric indicated that investor sentiment improved in favor of the bulls in the last three days.

TRX sentiment and volume changes

Source: Santiment

Furthermore, the shift in weighted sentiment meant that investors were already buying in anticipation of a pivot. The volume increase in the last two also suggested that incoming buying pressure had been building up and the Tron DAO Reserve announcement was made at the opportune time.

It may have contributed to a stronger sentiment shift since investors are likely to be more confidence if Tron itself is buying TRX from the market. Tron’s market cap bounced by as much as $360 million as of 14 November.

TX market cap

Source: Santiment

Are TRX bulls really back?

The sentiment shift and the strong market cap increase indicated a strong demand near the recent bottom. It will also be interesting to see if TRX can manifest enough bullish demand to recover from the oversold zone.

Furthermore, it was also possible that we could see price suppression in the event that it fails to secure enough bullish demand. Both the FTX and Binance funding rates dropped significantly in the last few days courtesy of the market headwinds.

TRX funding rates

Source: Santiment

The fact that the funding rates have not recovered yet, might be a sign of low demand from the derivatives market. Investors should thus, keep an eye out for changes that may clear up the prevailing uncertainty in the next few days.

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