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Bonjour Shiba Inu [SHIB] holders, you should be on cloud nine because…

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With no known catalyst, the price of the popular meme coin, Shiba Inu [SHIB], went up by over 30% during the trading session of 14 August.

SHIB went as high as $0.00017, the highest price level since 10 May. In addition, the trading volume during yesterday’s (14 August) session went up by over 700%, the most SHIB has logged since 12 April.

According to the analytics firm Santiment, the SHIB network saw a significant uptick in whale transactions above $100,000 during yesterday’s intraday trading session.

Over 400 whale transactions were completed. Thus, making the record as the most transactions valued at $100k+ that SHIB has logged in the past four months. 

Ready, steady, go?

A look at SHIB’s movements on the daily chart revealed that a conclusion- yesterday’s rally marked the commencement of a bull run for the meme coin- might be misconceived. 

While the token’s key indicators, Relative Strength Index (RSI) and Money Flow Index (MFI) are in overbought regions, the position of the MACD showed no imminent bull run. The MACD and trend lines, at press time, were far apart, with no upward intersection in sight. 

Source: TradingView

As of this writing, the meme token traded at $0.00001558, per data from CoinMarketCap. This represented a 9% drop from the intraday high of $0.000017 logged yesterday. 

Furthermore, despite the significant price uptick in the last 24 hours, the MVRV (1D) posted a negative -7.498%. Thereby, hinting that not many investors saw profit during yesterday’s price rally.

On a 30D window, however, the token logged a positive MVRV of +28.32%.

Source: Santiment

Before investors ape into buying this meme coin, another on-chain metric worthy of note is the Mean Dollar Invested Age (MDIA).

According to Santiment, it is described as the average age of all coins/tokens on the blockchain weighted by the purchase price.

When a token’s MDIA rises, it means that the tokens remain dormant in wallet addresses. A prolonged stretch of the MDIA in an uptrend sends a note of warning as it means there is stagnancy on the token’s network, making it hard for its price to continue growing.

A look at SHIB’s MDIA revealed that it has been in a long upward stretch in the past six months.

Hence, caution is required while taking trading positions based on yesterday’s rally, as the stagnancy on the SHIB network indicates that its price will still fall. 

Source: Santiment

That being said, Dogecoin [DOGE] was another meme coin that saw notable gains during yesterday’s trading session.

The Elon-backed coin rose by nearly 8% as its price grew from $0.0771 to $0.0838, according to CoinMarketCap.


Abiodun is a full-time journalist working with AMBCrypto. He is also a lawyer with over 2 years of experience. With a keen interest in blockchain technology and its limitless possibilities, Abiodun spends his time understanding the technology, building projects, and educating people about it.
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