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SHIB adds $1.4b to its market cap but can it reclaim its near-term supply zone

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Shiba Inu community was in celebratory mode on 21 June after the dog-themed memecoin pumped back above the $0.00000965 price level. Most of the hype was because it managed to drop a zero, a move that has historically been considered a great win for the community.

SHIB not only managed to climb to a new price level, but also it also climbed up the crypto rankings by market cap to secure the #14 spot. Its strong uptrend was characterized by a significant increase in its 24-hour trading volume by more than 200%.

Can SHIB maintain the upside?

Shiba Inu traded at $0.0000119 on 21 June after a 45% rally. The strong uptrend had pushed its price back to May’s support levels. This coincided with an RSI run-up to the 50% level, which resulted in a significant increase in friction.

The same level which acted as support turned into resistance, resulting in a significant pullback at press-time.

Source: TradingView, SHIB/USD

SHIB’s bulls launched their assault at a time when the bearish trend exhibited a significant loss of momentum. This was highlighted by the drop in the -DI since 13 June. The uptick in the +DI was delayed until 20 June.  Shiba Inu had already registered a significant downtrend after reversing from the support-turned-resistance line.

It also dropped below the $0.00001 price level and was down to $0.0000095 at press time. Moreover, it also dropped ranks in the crypto market from #14 to #16 largest by market cap.

SHIB’s price uptick on 21 June (Tuesday) coincided with an increase in the number of daily active addresses by almost 1,000 addresses. While this highlights increased demand, on-chain metrics paint a different picture.

The supply on exchanges metric shows an increase from 14 June to 21 June. Meanwhile, the supply held by top addresses shows a continuous downtrend during the same time.

Source: Santiment

This confirms that there was not enough volume to sustain a continuous uptrend at least for a few days. The MVRV ratio has, however, improved from -27.3% on 13 June to 3.83% on 21 June, meaning most addresses that bought the recent dip are in profit.

Shiba Inu’s supply distribution by balance of addresses shows a consistent increase in balances. Addresses holding between 100,000 and 10 million coins have been steadily accumulating in the last 30 days.

Source: Santiment

The last time Shiba Inu crossed above the $0.00001 price level, was in 2021 and it was backed by strong buying pressure. This time the volume was limited by the prevailing market conditions which have forced investors to tread cautiously.


Michael is a full-time journalist at AMBCrypto. He has 5 years of experience in finance and forex and more than two years as a writer in the crypto and blockchain segments. Michael's writing at AMBCrypto is primarily focused on cryptocurrency market news and technical analysis. His interests include motorcycles and exotic cars.
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