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Shiba Inu: Traders bet against price rise

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Shiba Inu (SHIB) faces a challenging week as its burn rate slows, Shibarium’s testnet scanner encounters mysterious downtime, and traders anticipate a price decline.

Shiba Inu (SHIB) Struggles to Gain Momentum as Traders Bet Against Price Rise

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  • Shiba Inu experienced a significant decline in burn rate.
  • The unresponsiveness of Shibarium’s testnet scanner raised concerns.

Shiba Inu [SHIB] had a rough time with its price performance this week, with its latest burn statistics showing the impact. The unfortunate downward trend in price persisted despite the exciting news of zero trading fees introduced by a prominent exchange.

Nevertheless, the emergence of an intriguing development related to Shibarium could also have a significant influence.

Shiba Inu sees slowdown in burn rate

A 4 June update from Shibburn revealed that Shiba Inu’s burn rate experienced a significant decline of nearly 40% over the past seven days. According to Shibburn’s post, over 4.1 billion SHIB tokens were burned during this period.

This decrease in burn rate, which amounted to 39.7%, indicated a slowdown in the frequency and volume of SHIB tokens being destroyed in recent days. 

As of this writing, approximately 123 million SHIB tokens have been burned within 24 hours. The 24-hour burn rate also observed a decline of over 22%. While it is normal for the burn rate to decrease over time, this particular decline could be partly attributed to various reasons.

Shibarium testnet scanner experiences downtime

In a post dated 24 May by LucieSHIB, it was revealed that the anticipated launch of the Shibarium mainnet was scheduled for Q2-Q3 2023, generating considerable excitement for the memecoin. 

However, there was an intriguing situation regarding the unresponsiveness of the PuppyNet scanner, which happens to be the primary scanner for the Shibarium testnet. This unexpected occurrence has piqued curiosity among observers.

While activities on Shibarium appear to be ongoing, with the addition of new blocks, the inaccessibility of the scanner has raised some concerns and questions.

Shiba Inu PuppyNet scanner

Source: puppynetscanner

SHIB sees respite

As of this writing, SHIB experienced a minor increase of less than 1% in its daily trading value. This uptick marked only the second positive movement in the past seven days, as a decline in value had characterized the overall trend. 

Shiba Inu price move

Source: TradingView

On 1 June, Kraken announced the future listing of SHIB, introducing 0% taker and maker fees. This news resulted in a 1.65% increase in value on 2 June, which, unfortunately, quickly reverted on 3 June.

Before these modest gains, SHIB had been trading at a loss since 29 May. As of this writing, SHIB was following a bearish trend at press time, according to its Relative Strength Index (RSI).


Read Shiba Inu’s [SHIB] Price Prediction 2023-24


Is SHIB going down?

According to data from CoinGlass, traders have been predominantly speculating on a price decrease for Shiba Inu. The funding rate chart analysis revealed a consistent pattern of negative funding rates since 2 June.

As of this writing, most exchanges’ funding rates remained negative. This suggested that traders were actively wagering on a continued downward trend in the price of SHIB.  It also indicated a prevailing bearish sentiment in the market.

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Saman Waris works as a News Editor at AMBCrypto. She has always been fascinated by how the tides of finance and technology shape communities across demographics. Cryptocurrencies are of particular interest to Saman, with much of her writing centered around understanding how ideas like Momentum and Greater Fool theories apply to altcoins, specifically, memecoins. A graduate in history, Saman worked the sports beat before diving into crypto. Prior to joining AMBCrypto 2 years ago, Saman was a News Editor at Sportskeeda. This was preceded by her stint as Editor-in-Chief at EssentiallySports.
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