Shiba Inu Monthly Burns Shoot Up 2,330%, But There’s a Catch

Uncovering the mystery behind Shiba Inu’s 2,330% monthly burn hike: who contributed the most?

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  • SHIB Army torches over 15B SHIB in March, converting to over half a million.
  • 13.4B of the SHIB burns come from fees collected on Shibarium’s Layer-2.
  • The community awaits the deployment of Shibarium’s auto-burn apparatus.

The crypto realm has met April with a whopping increase in Shiba Inu’s (SHIB) cumulative monthly burns. This was revealed after Shibburn, the official Shiba Inu burning tracker, calculated the result for March. 

Accounting for over 15 billion monthly burns, the Shiba Inu community, popularly known as SHIB Army, took it upon themselves to incinerate 15,644,329,668 SHIB tokens in 217 transfers to dead on-chain wallets. Converting to fiat, this encircles $547,216, significantly more than February’s SHIB burns, limited to 643,656,418 SHIB tokens.

The largest SHIB burns occurred on March 9, 2024, when SHIB Token’s executive team burned cumulative Shibarium gas fees in a bulk transaction of 13.4 billion SHIB. The Shibarium team’s initiative to execute these cumulative SHIB burns in March rather than February could have significantly contributed to the 2,330% Shibburn spike.

SHIB Army Awaits Auto Burn Mechanism

Meanwhile, the Good Shibarians have contributed towards incinerating SHIB from thousands to tens of millions of coins in separate transactions. SHIB Token’s executive team and the crypto enthusiast community had blazed 26.22 billion SHIB in the first three months of 2024.


However, the SHIB Army is getting restless on social media due to the delayed arrival of Shibarium’s automatic on-chain burns. A group of SHIB Army members have approached Shiba Inu’s team for an update on Shibarium’s automatic burning system but have received no response.

According to the developer team, the automatic burning consensus has already been deployed on Shibarium’s testnet ‘Puppynet’ and should arrive on Shibarium’s mainnet soon. Ultimately, the 2,330% hike in burns in March paved the way for SHIB’s 145% price increase.


However, the coin faces a double-digit market correction coming into April. Currently, the #13 seated SHIB is exchanging hands at $0.00002677, according to independent crypto price aggregator CoinGecko.

On the Flipside

  • While originally planned for January 2024, the Shiba Inu automatic burning system aims to accelerate the Shiba Inu burns, but there are other factors to be considered.
  • To illustrate, Shibarium’s team emphasized the need to foster Shibarium’s on-chain liquidity and dev activity, as the cumulative fees heavily contribute towards burning SHIB.

Why This Matters

Tokenomics is driven by community engagement and developer team accountability to ensure a sustainable crypto ecosystem.

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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.