Shiba Inu Pumps 10% as Community Eyes ‘Eating Another Zero’ – Meme Kombat Attracts Investors
The meme coin Shiba Inu (SHIB) has seen renewed interest and upside price action over the past couple of days.
After consolidating under $0.000009 for most of November, SHIB finally broke out on Monday, pumping from $0.0000084 to over $0.0000095 for a gain of more than 10% before cooling off around $0.000009.
This pump seems to have reinvigorated the Shiba Inu community, with influential voices like SHIB KNIGHT, a Shiba Inu analyst with over 390k Twitter followers, tweeting:
“SHIB had a nice pump yesterday and still holding above the pump. Breaking a zero is imminent!”Advertisement
So, there appears to be growing conviction among SHIB holders that the next target is to “eat another zero” and break above the key $0.00001 level. SHIB did manage to briefly surge past $0.00001 back in August after the launch of the Layer 2 scaling solution Shibarium, but it has failed to retest that level since. With the renewed optimism, the community is now eyeing another test of $0.00001, which would require a roughly 10% gain from current levels.
This burgeoning bullishness seems to be validated by some large market flows detected by on-chain analyst LookOnChain, who tweeted to his 280k followers:
“A fresh whale wallet withdrew 600B SHIB($5.7M) from #Binance in the past 30 minutes. Another wallet of this whale also withdrew 250B SHIB($2.3M) from #Binance 9 days ago.”
When whales move large amounts of coins off exchanges, it often signals an expectation of rising prices in the near future. Exchanges inherently carry counterparty risk, so large holders often withdraw to self-custody when anticipating price rises in order to eliminate the risk of exchange hacks, outages, or other issues preventing them from selling at peak prices.
So this movement of large SHIB volumes off Binance points to building whale confidence in an imminent SHIB price surge.
Adding to the growing hype is recent data from the Shibarium analytics site revealing extraordinary growth in activity on Shibarium itself. Total transaction counts have soared above 28 million, with nearly 7.84 million transactions occurring just in the past day – likely an all-time high.
On-chain data also shows large SHIB whales have reentered the market, according to blockchain analytics platform . Over the past 24 hours, transactions valued at $100k or more spiked an astronomical 3,257%.
The total value of these large whale SHIB transactions surged from $1.11 million to $36.16 million as over four trillion SHIB tokens exchanged hands. This mimics a similar spike on Nov. 22 that saw whale transfer value hit $51.71 million.
Finally, the daily Relative Strength Index (RSI) for SHIB sits at 42. RSI is a momentum indicator that measures the speed and magnitude of recent price movements to determine whether an asset is overextended or oversold. An RSI reading near 30 generally indicates an oversold condition, signaling a price rebound could be imminent. So while not quite oversold yet, SHIB’s RSI shows gathering upside momentum that could foreshadow a larger breakout.
New Meme Coin Meme Kombat Emerges to Let Dog Coins Battle for Supremacy
Currently fundraising via presale, Meme Kombat lets popular dog-themed coins literally fight each other in AI-simulated matches. The decentralized oracle pits 10 combatants against each other across multiple tournaments to crown a “Meme Kombat Champion.”
Despite still being in presale, Meme Kombat has already raised over $2.4 million from excited investors. The MK token is currently offered at $0.225, although the price will increase in the next presale stage, beginning in just three days.
Led by founder Matt Whiteman, Meme Kombat has laid out plans to build a gaming ecosystem via new seasons featuring additional meme coin characters and games, plus exchange listings to boost MK liquidity. In fact, 10% of the total MK supply has already been set aside to provide Uniswap liquidity.
As meme coin mania endures, innovative projects like Meme Kombat demonstrate the genre’s lasting popularity.
The ongoing presale offers 50% of the total MK supply to early investors at discounts up to 23% below final pricing. Enthusiastic supporters have also heavily staked their MK allocations, with over $10.9 million.
Once launched, the ecosystem centers on Player vs. Player (PvP) and Player vs. Game (PvGame) modes. Both formats involve MK token staking and wagering, but work differently.
Peer-to-peer matches pit human opponents who stake tokens and battle directly, with winners claiming the rewards. PvGame mode matches individuals against automated odds set by the protocol.
Importantly, Meme Kombat records all gaming actions and wagers on Ethereum’s public ledger. This transparent record keeping ensures provably fair results.
The project relies on artificial intelligence and algorithms to render graphics and determine match decisions based on attributes and uncertainties baked into each character.
So as Shibarium accelerates meme coin adoption, Meme Kombat brings an entertaining new use case to the ecosystem that should excite speculators and gamblers alike heading into 2024.