Shiba Inu the new cryptocurrencie is Skyrocketing
SHIBA INU (SHIB), a meme coin, has soared over 760% so far on a seven-day trailing basis — emerging as the cryptocurrency with the highest gains in the period, according to CoinMarketCap data.
What Happened: SHIB has skyrocketed 768.91% in a seven-day period and was trading 1.01% over 24 hours higher at $0.00001525 at press time on Sunday night.
SHIB claims it has been nicknamed “Dogecoin Killer.” In terms of weekly gains, it left behind Dogecoin (DOGE), which rose 46.92% in the period and was trading 15.4% lower at $0.56 at press time.
DOGE is the fourth-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, while SHIB, a new coin, has already reached the no. 30 spot in the list of cryptocurrencies by market capitalization as arranged by CoinMarketCap.
On Sunday, Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO Elon Musk joked in a “Saturday Night Live” skit that DOGE was a “hustle.”
The apex cryptocurrency, Bitcoin (BTC), traded 0.003% lower at $58,716.04 at press time.
Why It Matters: SHIB, an ERC-20 token, has locked 50% of its total supply to Uniswap (UNI) and the remaining 50% was burned to Ethereum (ETH) founder Vitalik Buterin, according to the project’s website.
ETH traded 1.88% higher at $3,911.36 at press time. The coin hit a new all-time high of $3,981.26 on Sunday.