Disclaimer: The opinions expressed by our writers are their own and do not represent the views of U.Today. The financial and market information provided on U.Today is intended for informational purposes only. U.Today is not liable for any financial losses incurred while trading cryptocurrencies. Conduct your own research by contacting financial experts before making any investment decisions. We believe that all content is accurate as of the date of publication, but certain offers mentioned may no longer be available.
Shiba Inu (SHIB), the second-largest meme cryptocurrency, has slipped below Polygon (MATIC) and Dai (DAI) on CoinMarketCap.
It is now in the 14th place by market capitalization after shedding almost 7% over the past week.
On Aug. 14, the price of the meme coin exploded by more than 30%, which allowed it to climb to the 12th spot by market cap. At that point, it seemed like the meme coin season was back since Dogecoin was also rallying hard. However, this bullish momentum quickly waned.
As reported by U.Today, veteran trader Peter Brandt recently opined that the SHIB token was a pivotal point after forming an inverse head-and-shoulders pattern.
The meme coin has been one of the biggest laggards of the year, crashing 64%.
As of now, the token is down 85.70% from its October. Dogecoin, for comparison, has performed even worse, erasing 91.27% of its gains since last May.
In spite of its underwhelming price performance, Shiba Inu has managed to maintain an active community that seemingly continues to grow. As reported by U.Today, the official account of the token recently surpassed Dogecoin, the original meme coin, by the number of followers.
The entire cryptocurrency market has succumbed to bearish pressure after U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell reaffirmed his bearish stance in Jackson Hole, Wyoming earlier this week.
Bitcoin dipped below the $20,000 level on Saturday, and it is still struggling to recover.