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SHIB Loses Top 10 Position for Whales: Is Total Dump Coming?

Mon, 12/05/2022 - 12:55
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Yuri Molchan
Largest Ethereum whales no longer hold Shiba Inu coins among their top 10 assets, suddenly switching to other coins
SHIB Loses Top 10 Position for Whales: Is Total Dump Coming?
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According to major wallet tracker WhaleStats, the top 100 whales on Ethereum's chain no longer favor SHIB meme coin, as they have dropped it from their top 10 holdings' list over the weekend.

Whales dump their SHIB, but there's a catch

WhaleStats has reported that, over the weekend, second most popular meme coin by market cap Shiba Inu has disappeared from the list of the top 10 assets held by these whales.

The diagram below also shows that whales have been switching their focus to other altcoins, such as MANA and stETH. These two are the biggest and the first coins on the top 10 list of holdings at the moment.

They are followed by ANT, ENJ, UTK, CVC, TKN, DAWN and SNT. Beyond that top 10 list, like at least the top 20, SHIB cannot be found either.

However, the top rich list on the same platform shows that the largest Ethereum investors are still holding SHIB. The largest wallet on this list now contains quite an impressive amount of this meme token — 18,113,302,000,496 worth $178,053,759. Other whales own $100 million in this coin or less, but they still hold it.

The first 10 wallets on the list after the address that we mentioned above contain $98 million to $100 million in SHIB each. This is the equivalent of 10,000,000,000,008 meme coins.

The number of total SHIB holders, according to WhaleStats, now stands at 1,255,976.

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SHIB Burn Rate Jumps 353% as Price Gains in Last 24 Hours

SHIB surged 6% today

Earlier today, Shiba Inu token demonstrated a rise by 5.94%, jumping from the $0.00000935 to the $0.00000990 level after SHIB printed a big long green hourly candle followed by a smaller one.

This is in total a substantial surge in the coin's price since Nov. 22 (when it was trading at $0.00000821) as SHIB has gone up, adding around 20% to its price.

Over the past seven days, the asset has shown a rise by 8.38%. Still, the current price of SHIB on charts is 88.91% below the historic peak reached by the meme coin in late October last year.

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Yuri is a crypto journalist interested in technology and technical innovations. He has been in crypto since 2017. Believes that blockchain and cryptocurrencies have a potential to transform the world in the future in many of its aspects. ‘Hodls’ major cryptocurrencies and has written for multiple crypto media outlets. 

His articles have been quoted by such crypto influencers as Tyler Winklevoss, John McAfee, CZ Binance, Max Keiser, etc.

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