Shiba Inu [SHIB], the renowned ‘meme-token’ has witnessed significant support from all over the crypto community. Owing to this, various dominant buyers have flocked in to buy the token. And, SHIB’s burning mechanism continues to impress them.
Binance, the largest crypto exchange continues to show support to the SHIB community despite hiccups. This time Binance Card holders, launched in Argentina, could use SHIB to make their purchases and pay bills at over 90 million Mastercard merchants worldwide, both in-store and online.
Binance Card pilot starting in Argentina. Details here: https://t.co/UbAONYcJ3j
— Michael Miebach (he/him/his) (@MiebachMichael) August 23, 2022
Following the collaboration, the flagship token did witness some unprecedented traction across the entire crypto network. Especially, the dominant buyers, whales, as they flocked back to acquire the token.
According to data shared by the WhaleStats wallet tracker on its website, the top 100 whales on Ethereum acquired $157,326,168 worth of Shiba Inu. This was equivalent of 11,909,626,646,479 canine tokens. Herein, SHIB comprised around 5% of whales’ holdings.
Connecting the dots
Needless to say, the said increase in demand also led to an intense SHIB burning procedure to potentially aid its price to register new heights. This case was no different. Especially, now that the community released a new website (ShIB Superstore portal) that burnt Shiba Inu.
At the time of writing, roughly 390 million SHIB moved from circulation over the past 48 hours. Part of it was wired with help of Amazon giant and the new SHIB burn website.
Furthermore, as of 24 August, a total of 213,067,021 SHIB were removed from the supply of the second most popular canine token in circulation. The same occurred in 14 transactions as seen in the tweet below.
In the past 24 hours, there have been a total of 213,067,021 $SHIB tokens burned and 14 transactions. Visit https://t.co/t0eRMnhnPL to view the overall total of #SHIB tokens burned, circulating supply, and more. #shibarmy
— Shibburn (@shibburn) August 24, 2022
The aforementioned development on the network saw Shiba Inu’s burn rate surge by 100%, as per data from the token burn tracking portal Shibburn.
At press time, the burn rate had registered a fresh 87% uptick.
Having said that, one should always maintain caution as things could change anytime here. Consider this, just 48 hours ago, SHIB dropped in whale ranking as 1.4 trillion SHIB was dumped in the market.
Did the price alter by much? Well, a mere 3% hike in five days. In fact, at press time, SHIB traded at the $0.000013 mark after recording a 0.23% hike.