Someone bought $3,400 worth of SHIB last August. It’s now worth $1.55 billion
An address with the foresight to purchase $3,400 worth of Shiba Inu (SHIB) last August has seen the value of the coins grow to a whopping $1.55 billion today.
In total the unknown person has bought SHIB 44 times since August 2020 — with $3200 the largest purchase at any one time — and their total holding of 70,200,003,107,594 SHIB is now worth $5.63 billion.
After the wallet address was shared on Twitter, user “Untraceable” questioned whether the SHIB market was liquid enough to “absorb $5.7 billion if this wallet sells?”
According to Etherscan, the anonymous SHIB hodler purchased the dog-themed token on nine occasions in August 2020, spending a total of $3,400 worth of Wrapped Ethereum (WETH) that month.
As the price of SHIB has since gained more than 94,278,239.8%% over the past year to sit at $0.00008094 at the time of writing, the hodler has become a crypto billionaire from their August purchases alone.
According to data from CoinGecko, the total market cap of SHIB is now worth $40.3 billion. The asset’s mammoth 1063% gain in value over the past 30 days has seen SHIB oust the beloved Dogecoin (DOGE) it was modeled on as a top ten ranked coin.
By CoinGecko’s measurement, $SHIB has definitively flippened $DOGE. An absolutely historic day for memecoins https://t.co/z5GZ0w4X8c pic.twitter.com/ag55OqQMlK
— Joe Weisenthal (@TheStalwart) October 27, 2021
At the time of writing, SHIB is currently ranked ninth with, while DOGE is sitting at eleventh with a market cap of $31.6 billion. The flippening of DOGE has sparked a new meme online in which people are calling Dogecoin a “boomer meme coin.”
Is doge a boomer coin now?
— Mendo Midz (@MendoMidz) October 27, 2021
Earlier today Cointelegraph’s market team reported on three reasons behind the bullish momentum of SHIB, pointing towards an increase of user access via listings on multiple crypto exchanges, the launch of the Shiba Inu’s own NFT project dubbed “Shiboshi’s,” and surge in futures open interest (OI) on multiple exchanges including OKEx, FTX and Huobi.
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While SHIB has seen a meteoric rise of late, DOGE’s appreciation fails to match up in comparison, with the elder memecoin gaining a mere 18.5% over the past 30 days to sit at $0.23.