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This is why Dogecoin and Shiba Inu are not what they used to be anymore

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With the market currently engrossed in mapping the Bitcoin and Ethereum price movements, some altcoins such as Dogecoin also made stellar gains. However, since these gains have begun to recede of late, investors may be seeking a way out. 

Dogecoin and Shiba Inu

For these puppy-faced altcoins, tremendous support usually comes in from their trend-drunk communities. But not anymore. In the last 11 days, both DOGE and SHIB were down by 21% and 22% respectively. And this fall took a toll on their investors.

Shiba Inu price action | Source: TradingView – AMBCrypto

Since this fall began, the profitable addresses were declining and it affected the altcoins’ markets significantly. Shiba Inu holders somehow managed to rise from 15% profitability to 50%. However, at press time, they slid back down to losses with 61% addresses having lost profits. DOGE isn’t far from this either, as 300,000 profitable addresses were lost in the same duration.

Shiba Inu profitable addresses falling | Source: Intotheblock – AMBCrypto

But this doesn’t come as a surprise, since the on-chain metrics for the most part happen to be bearish presently.

Dogecoin on-chain metrics | Source: Intotheblock – AMBCrypto

Is either coin worth it?

This part is a little tricky to answer. For both meme coins, the community’s support is still high. The sentiment is positive and people continue to be invested (though not as much financially). However, that did not stop DOGE holders from panicking as selling has been taking precedence over the market.

Currently, order books show higher numbers for selling Dogecoin rather than buying it, by a factor of 70 million DOGE (worth $17.5 million).

Dogecoin buy and sell orders | Source: Intotheblock – AMBCrypto

On the other hand, Shiba Inu is being bought more than sold. A huge driving force behind this buying is the recent announcement by OpenSea. The largest NFT marketplace has now begun accepting SHIB as valid payment options. This could be responsible for the bullishness observed among investors.

Summing up, the market is not good for the abovementioned meme-coins, but Shiba Inu may just have found a way to make a return. 


Aaryamann is a freelance crypto journalist working with AMBCrypto. He is currently investing his time in the crypto-space. He has a keen interest in DeFi, the ever-expanding possibilities of blockchain technology, as well as the political impact they would have.
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