- Shiba Inu price has yielded 10% gains for holders since February 3 and a broader crypto market downtrend after the US Nonfarm Payrolls data release.
- The Dogecoin-killer’s long-term holders refuse to shed their SHIB holdings, while short-term holders who held the token for four weeks or less are taking profits.
- Shiba Inu wallet addresses holding SHIB for one year or longer have climbed consistently over the past year, fueling a bullish narrative.
Shiba Inu, the second-largest meme coin in the crypto ecosystem, has witnessed a massive spike in its popularity among long-term holders. SHIB price bucked the market-wide downtrend and yielded 12% gains for holders since January 21.
Shiba Inu yields double-digit gains for holders
Shiba Inu, the largest meme coin competitor of Dogecoin, has witnessed a massive spike in the volume of SHIB held by wallet addresses for over a year. As seen in the chart below, the number of wallet addresses holding SHIB for over a year has climbed consistently over the past year. Cruisers, or the category of holders holding SHIB for less than 12 months, decreased.
As the Shiba Inu community awaits the launch of the layer-2 scaling solution Shibarium, the accumulation of SHIB by long-term holders has picked up the pace.
Shiba Inu addresses by time held
Shiba Inu was one of Friday’s biggest gainers; the Dogecoin-killer is trading close to its three-month high. Despite a decline in the global crypto market SHIB bucked the market-wide downtrend.
What to expect from Shiba Inu?
The Shiba-Inu-themed cryptocurrency continues to enjoy a high correlation with Bitcoin. According to data from crypto intelligence tracker CoinGecko, SHIB is currently 0.97 correlated with Bitcoin. The meme coin's correlation with BTC could negatively influence the meme coin's uptrend unless bulls push the meme coin higher.
After a massive retracement in Bitcoin in a knee-jerk reaction by crypto traders, BTC is back to the $23,300 level. Shiba Inu will likely sustain its uptrend if Bitcoin stays above the critical psychological level of $23,000.
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