SHIB & DOGE Face Unexpected Competition as PEPE Grows 399.9%

The memecoin frenzy continues with the frogs taking over, but for how long?

Tired Shiba Inu is resting in the desert as weirdly smiling half-naked Pepe The Frog approaches.
  • Pepe the Frog-themed crypto inks 399.9%, leading the memecoin rally.
  • Shiba Inu and Dogecoin both slipped by 6% while Bonk gathered comeback efforts.
  • David Gokhshtein argues that PEPE is following the pattern of another memecoin.

Pepe the Frog is no longer under the radar. The iconic meme has become a cryptocurrency soaring in triple digits. PEPE entered the TOP 300 by global market cap after a day of being tracked on CoinGecko.

On top of that, the independent crypto market price aggregator also shows Wojak (WOJAK), a token based on another famous internet meme, surging 158.7% in the last 24 hours. 


Accompanied by Kermit the Frog (KERMIT), these three new coins based on popular memes overshadowed the recent dog-themed memecoin rally as neither DOGE, SHIB, nor FLOKI reached triple-digit gains during the run.

Gokhshtein: Some Coins Are Irreplaceable

Memecoin-focused emerging crypto entrepreneur David Gokhshtein took to Twitter to assure his audience that Pepe (PEPE) is not a suitable replacement for Dogecoin (DOGE). While doubling down with claims that Pepe is unlikely to grow into a popular project like Shiba Inu (SHIB), Mr. Gokhshtein sees much resemblance between PEPE and BONK.

Indeed, the Solana-based Bonk outpaced both Dogecoin and Shiba Inu during its first two weeks. During the wild bull run for BONK in early 2023, Bonk inked 4,424% in the green, while SHIB reached the same milestone in 141 days.

However, the supersonic first-week bull run doesn’t necessarily mean the crypto project is destined for long-term success. In many cases, it means quite the contrary; as investors lose interest, the price movement calms down. 


Indeed, Bonk’s success quickly faded, almost falling out of the TOP 1000 by global market capitalization. It recently returned with 50% gains in a day, as the canine crypto is still constantly used as a tipping coin in the SOL community.

On the Flipside

  • The recently emerged PEPE is in danger of a lawsuit for copyright infringement, as the creator of the original Pepe meme has a troubled relationship with crypto and hasn’t given his consent to use the intellectual property.

Why You Should Care

Memecoins often spark altcoin rallies and generate social mentions for crypto.

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Tadas Klimasevskis

Tadas Klimaševskis is a Lithuanian journalist at DailyCoin, specializing in covering the lighter side of the crypto industry such as memecoins and pop culture in the metaverse. He has experience as a music artist, English language teacher, and freelance writer, and uses his creative writing skills to summarize valuable information in his work. He is also a strong believer in the potential of blockchain and spends his free time listening to music, traveling, and watching basketball games.