BLUR’s market index underperforms ahead of $62M token unlock.

BLUR, the native token for the non-fungible token exchange with the same name, has experienced a 4% drop in the past 24 hours to 31 cents ahead of its token unlock this week. This performance is worse than the rest of the market as shown by the blockchain Market Index. The token unlock will take place on Wednesday and will release almost 196 million tokens, which represents nearly 40% of the currently circulating supply. CoinGecko and Token Unlocks data show that when the $62 million worth of tokens are released, BLUR owners will get greater autonomy over their holdings and be able to sell or swap. Economics suggests that releasing that much new supply could push prices down if demand stays constant. However, the unlock comes after a wide sell-off this past weekend that drove down the price of tokens. BLUR dropped more than 20% this past weekend, even though the US Securities and Exchange Commission did not mention it. About 83% of all BLUR tokens remain locked, according to Token Unlocks. BLUR’s liquidity stands at roughly $2.39 million in its top five pools on Uniswap V3. On MEXC, a $473,000 sell order can cause the price of BLUR to drop 2%, while a $394,000 buy order can cause BLUR to jump 2%, according to CoinGecko. Blur representatives did not respond to a request for comment by press time. Edited by Nick Baker.