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Shiba Inu Breaks Into Top 20 Amid Explosive Price Rally

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Wed, 10/06/2021 - 07:33
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Alex Dovbnya
The Shiba Inu-inspired cryptocurrency is inching closer to a new all-time high
Shiba Inu Breaks Into Top 20 Amid Explosive Price Rally
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Dogecoin offshoot Shiba Inu has once again entered into the list of the top 20 biggest cryptocurrencies by market capitalization, according to data provided by coin tracking website CoinGecko.

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The cryptocurrency is currently valued at $11 billion, and it’s a hair's breadth away from catching up with Bitcoin Cash, the largest hard fork of Bitcoin.

The meme coin is up almost 200 percent over the past three days alone, vastly outperforming the rest of the cryptocurrency market.

As reported by U.Today, Shiba Inu recently surpassed Bitcoin in terms of trading volume on Coinbase, America’s leading exchange.

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It is unclear what caused the sudden run-up, but some speculate that it might have been fueled by Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently posting another photo of his Shiba Inu dog.     

Dogecoin has also seen a significant price boost because of its canine rival, which allowed it to climb to eighth place on CoinGecko.

Earlier today, AMC CEO Adam Aron made an announcement about adding a Dogecoin payment option for purchasers of the cinema chain’s gift cards.

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Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets, can be contacted at alex.dovbnya@u.today.