BONK Rallies 118%, Why Does It Outshine PEPE, SHIB and DOGE?

By Aaron Feuerstein December 11, 2023 In Dogecoin, Memecoins, Pepe, Shiba Inu
  • The Solana-based meme coin Bonk (BONK) continues its remarkable rally, achieving a 118% increase in the past week and outperforming most other coins.
  • Meme coins, despite lacking intrinsic value, derive their significance from strong community support and social media influence.
  • This is exemplified by Dogecoin’s price sensitivity to high-profile tweets and its involvement in unique projects like moon missions.

Meme Coin Continues Rally

Meme coin Bonk (BONK) continues its stellar performance with impressive gains. Currently only few outperform the Solana based meme coin on the seven-day time frame. BONK is up 118% in the past week and 9% in the past 24 hours alone. It has been a wild ride for BONK, which has shed two zeros from its value since October 20, transitioning from a trading volume of just US$2.87 million (AU$4.47 million) to the current US$171 million (AU$262 million).

Bonk (BONK) all time chart, source; CoinMarketCap

Bonk had been on an extended rally following the news of a listing on popular exchange KuCoin and on the back of an impressive performance by Solana (SOL). While the gains Bonk has made are very encouraging for holders, in comparison to the number one meme, Dogecoin (DOGE), Bonk is far behind.

For example, DOGE had US$829 million (AU$1.24 billion) in 24 trading volume and a market cap of US$14.9 billion (AU$22.7 billion). Bonk “only” has a market cap of US$748 million (AU$1.1 billion).

Meme Coin with Meaning?

While meme coins have no intrinsic value, many have argued that they are all about community and the social media influence they assert. Take DOGE for example, the impact of tweets from high-profile individuals like Elon Musk on Dogecoin’s price is a prime example. And it is impressive to say the least that meme coins, with no apparent value at all, reach market caps in their hundreds of millions. So, just how far can a meme go then?


Well, look at Dogecoin again, it is doing pretty well for itself, not only price wise. After all there are currently two moon missions DOGE is involved in, not something a lot of crypto projects can claim for themselves.

The strength, enthusiasm, and engagement level of the community can greatly influence the success and value of meme coins. However, it’s important for investors to be aware of the high risks and speculative nature of these assets.

Aaron Feuerstein

Aaron Feuerstein

Aaron Feuerstein is a freelance writer based in Melbourne. His focus is on decentralised finance and the regulatory space surrounding blockchain. He holds a Master's in Accounting. When he is not studying the latest legal case, he enjoys his time as a modest but eager hobby cook.

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