Binance approving SHIB as a collateralized asset causes 10 billion in open interest as Shiba Inu price rises


  •  Binance exchange has approved the Shiba Inu token to serve as collateral, adding the meme coin to its Flexible and VIP Loan services.
  • The move sparked renewed optimism for the token, causing a 5% price surge alongside 10 billion in open interest positions.
  • With this many contracts still open, market participants will watch the market closely. 

Binance, the largest exchange by trading volume, has the ShibArmy elated after an announcement on Friday, August 4, clearing Shiba Inu token to serve as a collateralized asset alongside 22 other cryptocurrencies that will henceforth be loanable on its Flexible and VIP Loan services.

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Binance gives Shiba Inu price a bullish fundamental

Binance Exchange’s list of loanable assets has increased, with 22 new tokens coming in. Among them Shiba Inu, whose investors are activated by the news as indicated by the striking surge in open interest over the last 24 hours.

SHIB Open Interest

Based on the chart above, the overall SHIB positions among traders hit 10 billion, with the open interest comprising both short and long positions. With this many contracts still open, market participants will watch the market closely as capital inflow continues streaming.

Shiba Inu price is already up 5% on the day, as of press time, with a 24-hour trading volume surge of 70%, the SHIB market has turned active with prospects for more gains. Historically, an increase in open interest coupled with a sustained price surge confirms an uptrend. 

Shib Inu price forecast amid renewed focus on the SHIB market

Shiba Inu (SHIB) is auctioning at $0.00000877 at the time of writing, flaunting a long green bar as bulls lead the market. Increased buyer momentum above current levels could see SHIB tag the 200-day Exponential Moving Average (EMA) at $0.00000927 after a substantial breach of the 100-day EMA hurdle at $0.00000840.

In a highly bullish case, the current uptrend could see the meme coin tag at the $0.00000987 resistance level. Such a move would constitute a 12% rise above current levels.

The Relative Strength Index (RSI) is moving north, suggesting rising momentum, with the Awesome Oscillators (AO) bolstering the stance as the histograms are in the positive zone.

SHIB/USDT 1-day chart

On the flip side, the rally could be interrupted by profit taking as long positions become liquidated just below the 200-day EMA at $0.00000927. The ensuing selling pressure could see Shiba Inu price fall back below the 100-day EMA at $0.00000840.

A decisive break below the confluence support between the 50-day EMA at $0.00000800 and the uptrend line could invalidate the bullish outlook.

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