In recent updates shared by the official SHIB Twitter handle, the SHIB: The Metaverse land bid event has now launched.
A Twitter user dedicated to the Shiba Inu community, @shibainuart, has also shared details of a new utility for SHIB in SHIB: The Metaverse as the bid event starts. SHIB will be used to add pictures, and logos, to the land plots. The feature will also burn SHIB each time pictures are changed.
SHIB can be used to name or rename land plots, while also burning SHIB every time it is done, thus promoting a SHIB identity to the environment. SHIB will also be used to lease HUBS. HUBS are the highest valued lands (blocked/reserved spaces) in the entire space.
SHIB burns and renaming will also be available during the public sale stage, after both the bid and holder event stages have ended. The Shiba Inu team states it will notify the community when the feature is available.
During the introductory phase for SHIB: The Metaverse, 36,431 plots of land will become unlocked while revealing portions of four different districts: Growth District, Defense District, Technology District and Currencies District. In total, SHIB: The Metaverse will consist of 100,595 plots of land.
Shiba Inu rose more than 20% following the Robinhood listing news and is trading at $0.0000274 at press time. According to WhaleStats, the 12th largest Ethereum whale on the Ethereum network has purchased 775 billion tokens, which is one of the largest Shiba Inu purchases in the last few days.
Previously, the biggest whale on the Ethereum network, who holds a record-breaking amount of Shiba Inu tokens, purchased a moderate amount of tokens worth $6 million. In addition to a whale named "Light," other large investors were actively purchasing the token before the listing.
As covered by U.Today, Ubersmith, a New York-based subscription management software company, now accepts Shiba Inu via BitPay support.
BitPay officially began supporting the Shiba Inu coin in late 2021, which allowed spending SHIB at hundreds of BitPay merchants where Shiba Inu is accepted. SlingTV, American Cancer Society, Newegg, Menufy, Carolina Hurricanes and Twitch are among the major companies accepting SHIB via BitPay at the moment.