The top whales on Ethereum’s (ETH) blockchain are aggressively stocking up on popular meme coin Shiba Inu (SHIB). The 580% daily increase suggests ETH whales favor the memecoin its rival Dogecoin (DOGE).
🐋 ETH whale "Gimli" just bought 199,999,999,999 $shib ($2,075,999 USD).— WhaleStats (free data on crypto whales) (@WhaleStats) July 26, 2022
Ranked #246 on WhaleStats: https://t.co/3bvrsUeq69
Transaction: https://t.co/wxkX18c60b#SHIB #ShibArmy
From Less Than $1M to $5M in 24 Hours
The rapid spike could be a direct result of the recent developments in Shiba Inu’s (SHIB) ecosystem. Of particular interest was the announcement by Shiba Inu’s lead developers that The Third Floor (TTF) would joining the project. The team hopes that the expertise brought by the visual studio should be enough to get ‘SHIB: The Metaverse’ going.
Former Sony Tech Artist David Kern was also hired by Shiba Inu (SHIB) just two weeks ago to advise on the SHIB: The Metaverse, which will be the “culmination of SHIB ecosystem”, according to lead developer Shytoshi Kusama.
Another aspect of the project’s successes lies in the retail adoption of the popular meme coin. Over the last month, two of the most popular food delivery services in the United States, Uber Eats US and DoorDash, started accepting SHIB as payment.
Shiba Inu can now be used to pay for the services of the food delivery companies Uber Eats and DooDash.— Shib 2022 (@SuhelMemon4) July 2, 2022
The payment is made possible for SHIB holders via the companies’ partnership with the leading crypto payment processor BitPay. pic.twitter.com/VYi5qa5qYe
For those looking forward to more exotic experiences, there is some great news from the French Riviera. Highly-regarded luxury yacht charterers Camper & Nicholsons and YachtZoo in Monaco decided to adopt Shiba Inu (SHIB) as a payment method.
Following the news, payment processor NOWPayments indicated a rising demand for SHIB acceptance among business. The company released a step-by-step guide in relation to this, making it easy for any entrepreneur to implement SHIB payments in a swift, automated process. Some employees have even indicated their preference to be paid in cryptocurrency, simply because it makes them the sole owners of their hard-earned money.
Shiba Inu (SHIB) Is Enjoying a Walk in the Greenery
While SHIB Army is waits with bated breath for the official SHIB clothing line and the mysterious Shiba Inu (SHIB) card game, the meme coin has finally clawed its way back into the green. At press time, Shiba Inu (SHIB) trades at $0.00001194, according to CoinGecko. That sums up to an increase of 4.5% for the day, and a 20.2% gain over the last 30 days. Most importantly, Shiba Inu (SHIB) is favored by long-term investors—and for good reason, as the dog-themed coin is maintaining a comfortable 93.9% year-to-date profit.
Why You Should Care
The Shiba Inu (SHIB) community is among the fastest-growing in the crypto world, and the size of the community itself has been a key factor in the success of the project.