Ethereum whales have proved their loyalty repeatedly when dealing with the memecoin, Shiba Inu. A week ago, SHIB was the second-largest holding of Ethereum whales, thus countering the “meme” fit here. Even today, whales continue to scoop up as much as possible.
SHIB was back on the top 10 purchased tokens; it was the most used smart contract by the 100 most giant ETH whales over the last 24 hours.
— WhaleStats – BabyWhale ($BBW) (@WhaleStats) March 19, 2022
Here was the latest acquisition from a dominant buyer. An Ethereum whale scooped up over 271 billion Shiba Inu ($SHIB) tokens amid an ongoing accumulation of the meme-inspired cryptocurrency. The whale purchased its tokens for a little over $6 million.
The popular meme coin increased the number of tokens burnt, which signified the sheer demand. According to data from burning tracker ShibBurn, the number of tokens burned saw the meme-inspired cryptocurrency’s burn rate jump 7000%.
The $SHIB burn rate is up 7000% in the last 24hrs. 🔥
— Shiba Inu (@ShibaArchives) March 15, 2022
Similarly, another SHIB community-related project shared data showing that they burned a total of 300 million Shiba Inu tokens over the past few days. At press time, burn rate jumped after over 745 million tokens burned in only 24 hours.
Still no interest?
Despite the fact that the number of Shiba Inu coin holders has been continuously expanding over the past three months, the token experienced a massive loss of more than 30,000 holders in a single day. The total number of unique addresses on the network holding the dog meme coin was on a steady climb over the last three months.
As per the graph above, until 17 March, it saw a major dip by 32,832 holders. Between 16 and 17 March, the number went from 1,199,453 to 1,166,621 – a 2.74% drop.
Furthermore, the interest in the keyword ‘Buy Shiba Inu coin’ on Google was also on a downtrend. The Google Trends score reduced from 100 on 30 November, 2021, to only three on 28 February. It represented a drop of a staggering 97% during this period.
What about its price action? The 15th largest coin did show some enthusiasm as SHIB saw a fresh 1.8% rise in the past 24 hours. At press time, it was trading at the $0.00002 mark.