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Millions of SHIB Set Ablaze, Will Price Recover?

Fri, 08/25/2023 - 08:25
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Godfrey Benjamin
About 80 million SHIB tokens have been sent to dead wallets overnight
Millions of SHIB Set Ablaze, Will Price Recover?
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The erratic nature of the digital currency ecosystem is impacting negatively the Shiba Inu (SHIB) ecosystem as a price drop has rocked most of the meme coin's associated tokens. One thing has, however, sustained its bullish momentum, and that is the SHIB token burn rate, which has grown by approximately 80% in the past 24 hours, per data from

Mind-Blowing 800% Shiba Inu (SHIB) Burn Rate Surge Led to 1 Billion Burn

Based on the current statistics, a total of 85,194,367 SHIB tokens have been set ablaze and sent to dead wallets to tighten the deflationary grip of the meme coin. An intriguing disposition to this token-burning event is that a dominant address has been quite committed to the burn-off in the past 24 hours as tranches of tokens are inflamed.

Shiba Inu Burn Chart
SHIB Burn Chart. Source:

Besides this highly tracked deflationary metric, Shiba Inu is currently succumbing to bearish pressure, which has seen its price drop as much as 3.06% in the past 24 hours to $0.000008071. The meme coin was on a recovery path earlier as news of the impending relaunch of the Shibarium Layer 2 protocol filled the community.

With the burn rate now emphatic and reducing the amount of SHIB tokens in circulation, there is a brewing expectation that the price of the coin will record a bullish reversal in the near term.

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Everything depends on Shibarium

Shiba Inu's growth outlook is now highly synonymous with the performance of Shibarium, whose future at this time remains highly uncertain. With the core team led by Shytoshi Kusama taking their time to properly test the Shibarium blockchain before it is relaunched on the mainnet, the second chance being given to the protocol after its initial failed launch might be its make-or-break moment.

The success of Shiba Inu in the long term is likely connected to Shibarium, and expectations remain high as to how events will shape up in the near future.

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About the author

Godfrey Benjamin is an experienced crypto journalist whose main goal is to educate everyone around him about the prospects of Web 3.0. His love for crypto was birthed when, as a former banker, he discovered the obvious advantages of decentralized money over traditional payments. With his vast experience covering various aspects of Web3, Godfrey's articles has been featured on, Cryptonews and Coingape, among others.