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Dogecoin jumps 44% in one day as traders rotate Shiba Inu profits into DOGE

The DOGE price rally appeared after Shiba Inu briefly flipped Dogecoin to become the ninth-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization.

Dogecoin (DOGE) soared on Oct. 28 amid massive capital rotations out of its top meme coin rival’s market, Shiba Inu (SHIB).

Notably, DOGE’s price rallied by a little over 44% to reach its intraday high of $0.3449. Its gains appeared in contrast to SHIB’s losses in the same period. On the other hand, the so-called “Dogecoin killer” dropped almost 28% to log an intraday low at around $0.000057; in the same hour, DOGE printed its daily top.

SHIB/USD vs. DOGE/USD daily price chart noting inverse correlation. Source: TradingView

The sudden price rally also pushed DOGE’s market capitalization to over $40 billion, a mettle that Shiba Inu achieved hours before, with the two cryptocurrencies now neck-and-neck and currently battling for the ninth place by market cap.

Traders started flocking into Dogecoin markets hours after Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, posted a new tweet about the meme cryptocurrency. 

Musk’s earlier supportive tweets prompted DOGE to climb by more than 1,500% in the first five months of 2021.

Long DOGE, short SHIB

Shiba Inu rallied exponentially heading into Q4, rising by around 1,200% in October on hopes that it would gain a listing on Robinhood, a United States-based zero-fee trading app, and its foray into the emerging decentralized finance and nonfungible token sectors with new product launches.

Nonetheless, SHIB’s supersonic bull run has also made it overvalued, based on some key metrics, notably the Relative Strength Index. Thus, it appears that spot and derivative traders have decided to secure and/or rotate their profits. 

Su Zhu, co-founder, CEO and chief information officer of fund management firm Three Arrows Capital, noted earlier on Thursday that traders rotated their easy-to-short Shiba Inu perpetual swap profits — as SHIB topped out at $0.00008854 — into the Dogecoin perpetual market.

The former Deutsche Bank trader suggested that DOGE can rally toward $0.88 next should traders rotate profits from SHIB to Dogecoin. 

Around $20.8 million DOGE rekt

Dogecoin’s price moves also caught derivatives traders off-guard as they lost about $20.8 million in total liquidations across the previous 24 hours. Around $18.17 million worth of those liquidations emerged out of leveraged long bets after DOGE’s price dropped to its weekly low of $0.2179 on Wednesday.

In contrast, the ongoing 12-hour timeframe saw bears taking more losses than bulls, with $8.9 million worth of bearish Dogecoin bets getting liquidated against $5.22 million worth of bullish bets concerning the same token.

DOGE total liquidations across all exchanges. Source: Bybt 

On the whole, however, Dogecoin traders were the majority short in the previous 24 hours, with FTX and OKEx users turning out to be exceptionally bullish, with 58% and 77% of their net positions skewed long, respectively.

A sudden bearish reversal in the Shiba Inu market also led to SHIB liquidations worth $31.41 million, the third-highest among all cryptocurrencies in the previous 24 hours.

Related: Shiba Inu risks drop with SHIB's 574% October's price rally near exhaustion

PostyXBT, an independent market analyst, warned about excessive leverages in both SHIB and DOGE markets. 

“Play spot and not leverage,” he said, adding, “The volatility could quite easily wipe out before a big move in intended direction.”

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision.

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Someone bought $3,400 worth of SHIB last August. It’s now worth $1.55 billion

A SHIB hodler who spent $3,400 on the memecoin last August is now a crypto billionaire from that purchase alone, with the asset gaining 94278239.8%% over the past year.

An address with the foresight to purchase $3,400 worth of Shiba Inu (SHIB) last August has seen the value of the coins grow to a whopping $1.55 billion today.

In total the unknown person has bought SHIB 44 times since August 2020 — with $3200 the largest purchase at any one time — and their total holding of 70,200,003,107,594 SHIB is now worth $5.63 billion.

After the wallet address was shared on Twitter, user “Untraceable” questioned whether the SHIB market was liquid enough to “absorb $5.7 billion if this wallet sells?”

According to Etherscan, the anonymous SHIB hodler purchased the dog-themed token on nine occasions in August 2020, spending a total of $3,400 worth of Wrapped Ethereum (WETH) that month.

As the price of SHIB has since gained more than 94,278,239.8%% over the past year to sit at $0.00008094 at the time of writing, the hodler has become a crypto billionaire from their August purchases alone.

According to data from CoinGecko, the total market cap of SHIB is now worth $40.3 billion. The asset’s mammoth 1063% gain in value over the past 30 days has seen SHIB oust the beloved Dogecoin (DOGE) it was modeled on as a top ten ranked coin.

At the time of writing, SHIB is currently ranked ninth with, while DOGE is sitting at eleventh with a market cap of $31.6 billion. The flippening of DOGE has sparked a new meme online in which people are calling Dogecoin a “boomer meme coin.”

Earlier today Cointelegraph’s market team reported on three reasons behind the bullish momentum of SHIB, pointing towards an increase of user access via listings on multiple crypto exchanges, the launch of the Shiba Inu’s own NFT project dubbed “Shiboshi’s,” and surge in futures open interest (OI) on multiple exchanges including OKEx, FTX and Huobi.

Related: Mask Network, 1inch and Shiba Inu ignore Bitcoin’s downtrend, posting 20% gains

While SHIB has seen a meteoric rise of late, DOGE’s appreciation fails to match up in comparison, with the elder memecoin gaining a mere 18.5% over the past 30 days to sit at $0.23.

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Price analysis 10/27: BTC, ETH, BNB, ADA, SOL, XRP, DOT, DOGE, SHIB, LUNA

Bitcoin and Ether may witness a deeper pullback over the coming days and this move could shake weaker hands out of altcoins and other high risk positions.

Bitcoin (BTC) has broken back below the psychological support at $60,000. While this seems to be negative in the short term, the price action has continued to mirror its movement in 2017. If the similarity continues for the remainder of the year, Bitcoin bulls may be in for a party.

PlanB, creator of the popular Bitcoin Stock-to-Flow (S2F) model, recently proclaimed in a tweet that the second leg of Bitcoin’s bull market has begun. If Bitcoin’s price action continues to follow the S2F model, the analyst believes a rally to $100,000 to $135,000 may be possible by the end of the year.

Daily cryptocurrency market performance. Source: Coin360

Although Bitcoin garners the lion’s share of attention, cryptocurrency exchange Okcoin said in a recent report that institutional investors’ appetite for non-Bitcoin crypto assets has been growing. The report said that 53% of the purchases by institutional investors in September were in altcoins.

Is the current fall in Bitcoin a buying opportunity or the start of a deeper correction? How are the altcoins expected to react? Let’s analyze the charts of the top 10 cryptocurrencies to find out.

BTC/USDT

Bitcoin failed to retest the overhead resistance zone at $64,854 to $67,000 on Oct. 25, which may have prompted short-term traders to book profits. That has pulled the price down to the strong support at the 20-day exponential moving average (EMA) ($58,948).

BTC/USDT daily chart. Source: TradingView

A break and close below the 20-day EMA will be the first sign that the bullish momentum may be weakening. If bulls fail to reclaim the level quickly, the selling could accelerate and the BTC/USDT pair could slide to $52,920.

The relative strength index (RSI) has dropped to the midpoint and the 20-day EMA is flattening out, suggesting a balance between supply and demand.

This advantage will tilt in favor of the bears if the pair slides and sustains below the 50-day simple moving average (SMA) ($51,556). On the other hand, a breakout to a new all-time high will indicate that bulls are back in command.

ETH/USDT

The bulls tried to resume the uptrend in Ether (ETH) on Oct. 26 and 27 but could not sustain the price above $4,200. This suggests that bears are active at higher levels.

ETH/USDT daily chart. Source: TradingView

The sellers have pulled the price to the 20-day EMA ($3,869), which is an important support to keep an eye on. A strong bounce off the 20-day EMA will suggest that the sentiment remains positive and traders are buying the dips. The bulls will then again try to resume the uptrend.

On the contrary, if the 20-day EMA cracks, it will signal that traders may be booking profits and supply exceeds demand. The bears will then try to pull the price to the 50-day SMA ($3,488).

BNB/USDT

Binance Coin (BNB) turned down from the overhead resistance and broke below the 20-day EMA ($462) today. This is the first sign that the bullish sentiment could be weakening.

BNB/USDT daily chart. Source: TradingView

The long tail on today’s candlestick shows that bulls are attempting to defend the neckline of the inverse head and shoulders pattern.

If they succeed, the BNB/USDT pair could again try to rally to the overhead resistance at $518.90. A break and close above this resistance could signal the resumption of the uptrend.

Conversely, a close below the neckline could pull the price to the 50-day SMA ($423). If this support is breached, the next stop could be $392.20. The flattish moving averages and the RSI near the midpoint do not indicate a clear advantage to either bulls or bears.

ADA/USDT

Cardano’s (ADA) tight range trading between the 20-day EMA ($2.15) and the support line of the symmetrical triangle resolved to the downside on Oct. 27. This suggests that bears have asserted their supremacy.

ADA/USDT daily chart. Source: TradingView

The sellers pulled the price below $1.87 on Oct. 27 but the long tail on the candlestick suggests that bulls are attempting to defend the support. The recovery attempt is likely to face strong resistance at the 20-day EMA.

If the price turns down from the 20-day EMA, the bears will again try to break the $1.87 support. If that happens, the ADA/USDT pair could resume the down move toward the pattern target at $1.58.

The bulls will have to push and sustain the price above the resistance line of the triangle to invalidate the negative view.

SOL/USDT

Solana (SOL) broke above the overhead resistance at $216 on Oct. 25 but the bulls could not sustain the breakout. This may have attracted profit-booking by short-term traders, pulling the price to the 20-day EMA ($177).

SOL/USDT daily chart. Source: TradingView

The long tail on Oct. 27’s candlestick suggests that sentiment remains positive and bulls are buying on dips to the 20-day EMA. The buyers will now again try to push the price above the overhead resistance.

If they succeed, the SOL/USDT pair could resume the uptrend with the next target objective at $239.83. Contrary to this assumption, if bears pull the price below $171.47, the pair could extend the drop to the trendline. A break below this support will signal a possible trend change.

XRP/USDT

The bulls pushed Ripple (XRP) above the downtrend line on Oct. 26 but could not sustain the higher levels as seen from the long wick on the day’s candlestick. This may have trapped the aggressive bulls, resulting in strong selling on Oct. 27.

XRP/USDT daily chart. Source: TradingView

A close below the $1 support will complete a descending triangle pattern that could pull the price down to the strong support zone at $0.88 to $0.85. If this zone fails to arrest the decline, the XRP/USDT pair could extend the slide to the pattern target at $0.77.

The 20-day EMA ($1.08) is flat but the RSI has dropped into the negative zone, indicating that the bears are attending a strong comeback. This negative view will invalidate if bulls push and sustain the price above the downtrend line. That could clear the path for a possible rally to $1.24.

DOT/USDT

Polkadot’s (DOT) failure to rise above the overhead resistance at $46.39 on Oct. 26 may have prompted selling by short-term traders. This pulled the price down to the strong support at $38.77 on Oct. 27.

DOT/USDT daily chart. Source: TradingView

The long tail on Oct. 27’s candlestick shows that bulls are defending the support with vigor. If buyers push the price above $46.39, the DOT/USDT pair could resume its up-move and challenge the all-time high at $49.78.

Alternatively, if bulls fail to clear the overhead hurdle, the pair may consolidate between $46.39 and $38.77 for a few days. A break and close below $38.77 could signal the start of a deeper correction to the 50-day SMA ($35.14).

Related: Shiba Inu could surpass Dogecoin after a 700% SHIB price rally in October

DOGE/USDT

Dogecoin (DOGE) turned down from $0.28 on Oct. 24, indicating that traders are liquidating positions on rallies. The bulls again tried to push the price above the $0.27 overhead resistance on Oct. 26 but failed.

DOGE/USDT daily chart. Source: TradingView

The selling accelerated on Oct. 27 after bears pulled the price below the 20-day EMA ($0.24). This resulted in a decline close to the strong support zone at $0.21 to $0.19. The long tail on the day’s candlestick suggests that traders continue to defend the support zone.

The 20-day EMA has flattened out and the RSI is just below the midpoint, suggesting a possible range-bound action in the near term. The next trending move could start on a break above $0.28 or a close below $0.19.

SHIB/USDT

SHIBA INU (SHIB) is in a strong uptrend. The long wick on the Oct. 24 candlestick shows that bears tried to stall the up-move at $0.00004465 but they could not sustain the selling pressure. Buying resumed on Oct. 25 and the meme coin resumed its northward march.

SHIB/USDT daily chart. Source: TradingView

The strong up-move has pushed the RSI near the 90 level, which suggests that the rally may be overextended in the short term. However, this does not guarantee the start of a correction because the RSI had reached above 93 on Oct. 6 before a pullback happened.

The bulls have pushed the SHIB/USDT pair above the 161.8% Fibonacci extension level at $0.00006531. If the price sustains above this level, the next stop could be the 200% extension level at $0.00007586.

Vertical rallies are rarely sustainable and they usually end with waterfall declines. Therefore, chasing prices higher after the recent rally may be risky.

LUNA/USDT

Terra protocol’s LUNA token broke above the overhead resistance at $45.01 on Oct. 26 but the bulls could not sustain the higher levels as seen from the long wick on the day’s candlestick.

LUNA/USDT daily chart. Source: TradingView

The bears sensed an opportunity and pulled the price below the $39.75 support on Oct. 27, but a minor positive is that bulls bought the dip to the 50-day SMA ($38.16). If the price sustains above $39.75, the bulls may again try to push the LUNA/USDT pair toward $45.01.

Conversely, if the price breaks below the 50-day SMA, the pair could drop to the strong support zone at $34.86 to $32.50. This is an important zone for the bulls to defend because a break below it could accelerate selling.

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph. Every investment and trading move involves risk. You should conduct your own research when making a decision.

Market data is provided by HitBTC exchange.

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Shiba Inu fetches a new ATH — 3 reasons why SHIB keeps jumping higher

SHIB keeps hitting new all-time highs, but what's really behind the altcoin's moon mission?

Meme coins burst onto the scene in early 2021 and helped kickstart the bull market after Dogecoin (DOGE) rallied above $0.01 to new highs while being shilled by the likes of Elon Musk and Mark Cuban.

Shortly afterwards, Dogecoin clones and other canine-themed tokens popped up to catch the wave of bullish momentum and Shiba Inu (SHIB) was one of the projects that quickly caught wind and sailed higher. 

Now that Bitcoin has hit a new all-time high again, it appears that the meme tokens are ready to continue their run and this time they're not waiting for the big-name influencers to get on board. In the last two weeks, SHIB has rocketed to new highs and befuddled cryptocurrency traders are scratching their heads as to what the exact cause is.

Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView shows that since trading at a low of $0.0000069 on Oct. 1, the price of SHIB has scorched 914% higher to a new record high at $0.0000699 on Oct. 27 as its 24-hour trading volume surged 137% to $24.67 billion.

SHIB/USD 4-hour chart. Source: TradingView

Three reasons for the surging price and trading volume for Shiba Inu include its listing on multiple exchanges, the launch of its own line of Shiboshi nonfungible tokens (NFT) and SHIB's surging open interest on derivative exchanges.

Exchange listings increase access to SHIB

One of the biggest factors helping to lift the price of SHIB over the past month has been the increase in user access to the token thanks to its listing on multiple cryptocurrency exchanges.

Some of the new listings for SHIB and the protocol's LEASH token include the BitKan exchange, AOFEX, StealthEx and CoinFlex. Change Now also launched a “flip DOGE for SHIB campaign” to celebrate its listing of LEASH.

The ecosystem also got a bump in momentum after it was announced that a partnership with the crypto payment provider NOWPayments made it so that SHIB and LEASH can be accepted as a form of payment, used for donations and is available to issue salaries in crypto via the mass payment feature.

As an added deflationary feature, 3% of the profit NOWPayments receives from all SHIB transactions will be burned.

Shiboshi NFTs

A second reason for the building strength of Shiba Inu was the launch of its own line of NFTs known as Shiboshi’s.

NFTs continue to be one of the most popular sectors of the cryptocurrency ecosystem and is a reliable way for projects to increase their community interaction and support.

The Shiboshi drop included 10,000 individual NFTs and community members had 24 hours to purchase them using the protocol’s LEASH token.

All Shiboshi’s have now been minted and have been listed on the OpenSea NFT marketplace.

Related: Shiba Inu could surpass Dogecoin after a 700% SHIB price rally in October

Surging open interest

A third reason for the rising strength of SHIB has been the surge in futures open interest (OI) on multiple exchanges including OKEx, FTX and Huobi.

Exchange futures open interest for SHIB. Source: Bybt

As seen in the chart above, the OI for SHIB has surged from $15.7 million on Oct. 3 to a record $178.95 million on Oct. 27 as the price of SHIB spiked to a new all-time high.

According to markets analyst and Cointelegraph contributor Marcel Pechman, “the open interest seems to be following the price pump instead of an actual increase.”

What is interesting to note is that while it’s “usually expected during bull runs for sellers to have their position liquidated,” that did not happen in this recent run-up which means traders either “doubled the short by adding more margin,” which Pechman sees as unlikely, or “those are market makers who are fully hedged and don’t care about the price.”

Pechman said,

“Longs are in huge profit, so it's easier for them to keep buying spot and pushing the price up. There seem to be no 'real' short-sellers, only market makers. Had there been huge liquidations, the open interest would have gone down.”

VORTECS™ data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro began to detect a bullish outlook for SHIB on Oct. 24, prior to the recent price rise.

The VORTECS™ Score, exclusive to Cointelegraph, is an algorithmic comparison of historical and current market conditions derived from a combination of data points including market sentiment, trading volume, recent price movements and Twitter activity.

VORTECS™ Score (green) vs. SHIB price. Source: Cointelegraph Markets Pro

As seen in the chart above, the VORTECS™ Score for SHIB began to pick up on Oct. 23 and climbed into the dark green zone for a high of 89 on Oct. 24, around seven hours before the price increased 119% over the next three days.

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision.

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Dogecoin Conference rebrands as Hodl Assets and gets into fashion NFTs

Jenny Ta said that HODL Assets chose to rebrand the Dogecoin Conference to Cryptotainment as part of the firm’s goals to make NFTs mainstream.

Jenny Ta, founder of CoinLinked and chief operating officer of nonfungbile token (NFT) platform developer Hodl Assets, believes that the fashion-based NFT market will be worth billions in the future.

Ta is a self-made millionaire who founded the crypto-powered social marketplace CoinLinked in May 2020. The firm was set to host a Dogecoin Conference in Las Vegas, but the event has since been rebranded to the “Cryptotainment Conference” following Hodl Assets’ acquisition of CoinLinked in August earlier this year.

Ta was on-boarded as the new chief operating officer of Hodl Assets as part of the deal, and the rebranded event will now shift its focus from Dogecoin (DOGE) to NFTs, fashion and entertainment.

In an exclusive interview with Cointelegraph, the veteran Wall Street trader turned crypto proponent spoke about the upcoming conference and also offered her take on the collision between the fashion world and NFTs.

Hodl Assets’ two-day Cryptotainment Conference is slated for the summer of 2022 in Las Vegas, and the firm is working to combine the world of crypto with fashion and entertainment.

Ta stated that the event shifted from Dogecoin to NFTs as part of Hodl Assets’ vision to spark widespread adoption of NFTs. She said that the team felt that fashion and NFTs made the “most sense” out of all other options due to the combined potential of the two sectors. 

Ta said that she will be inviting top figures in the crypto space to speak about NFTs, with the first day to be focused on NFT education, live music and entertainment.

The second day will be focused on fashion, with the main feature being the Global Couture gala event hosted by renowned designer and former model Linda Gray. The firm is touting the event as a chance to shed “light on the many possibilities of NFTs” in the fashion world.

“Bringing the best of all worlds together is an empowering prospect. Building cultural understanding is much like bringing the historically separate realms of finance, entertainment and fashion together to create something amazing,” Ta said in an announcement shared with Cointelegraph.

Related: Culture converges with blockchain as luxury fashion brands launch NFT collections

While there have been some movements in the fashion world to adopt NFTs, Ta argued that once two sectors fully “collide,” the market will produce “multi-billions” worth of sales.

Ta pointed to the example of fashion galas, in which nearly every aspect of the events — from the models to the showcased pieces — can be tokenized and sold on a blockchain:

“The gowns, the stilettos, the jewelry, the crowns that these beautiful women would be wearing as they walk out at the fashion show [...] All of that can be an NFT.”

“And if the bid is correct, the buyer of the NFTs can also receive the actual product that would be shown at the gala. I mean, it’s just crazy,” she added.

The Hodl Assets COO also stated that the hype around the burgeoning NFT sector has the power to turn any regular event into something that is widely captivating.

“Just because the term nonfungible token is attached to it, everybody now wants to be a part of it,” she said.

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Shiba Inu could surpass Dogecoin after a 700% SHIB price rally in October

In comparison, Dogecoin’s October gains so far have come out to be a little over 8%.

Shiba Inu (SHIB) continued its march upward on Oct. 27, with its price hitting a record high of nearly $0.000060 before correcting lower.

SHIB rallied by more than 25% to an all-time high of $0.00005959, crossing above its previous all-time high of 0.00005000, according to data from Binance. The latest move upside pushed the token’s month-to-date (MTD) returns to approximately 726%, making it the fifth-highest grossing cryptocurrency entering the final quarter of 2021.

SHIB’s October gains had slipped to near 606% following a price correction from its record high, still higher than the rest of the top-cap crypto rivals, including Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), Cardano (ADA) and Solana (SOL).

Top five cryptocurrencies ranked according to their October gains. Source: Messari

Still, SHIB’s superior performance particularly stands out against its meme coin rival, Dogecoin (DOGE), whose MTD gains are currently only about 8%. Moreover, Shiba Inu’s market capitalization has now reached $22.1 billion — the 11th-largest — putting it right behind Dogecoin’s $31.53 billion in 10th place.

SHIB copying DOGE bull run?

Shiba Inu was launched in 2020 after taking heavy inspiration from Dogecoin, a 2013-born joke cryptocurrency fashioned after the Japanese dog breed. Eight years since its introduction, Dogecoin’s popularity emerged with its use as payments by sports teams, AMC theaters and as a speculative investment vehicle thanks to Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s social media endorsements of the token.

DOGE’s price underwent an incredible upside boom in the first five months of 2021, rising more than 15,000% amid a retail-led frenzy. In doing so, the king meme token reached its record high of $0.76 on May 8, only to correct by over 68% to trade around $0.23 at press time.

DOGE/USD daily price chart. Source: TradingView

Overall, Dogecoin went through extreme trends in the previous 12 months, starting with a long period of consolidation, eventually following it up with an extended bullish breakout and further by a massive price correction.

It appears Shiba Inu’s price trends in recent months took cues from Dogecoin’s consolidation and breakout phases, as the SHIB/USDT chart shows below.

SHIB/USDT daily price chart featuring Dogecoin’s three phases. Source: TradingView

A Dogecoin-like 1,500% price boom in the Shiba Inu market puts its long-term profit target near $0.00013500. Nonetheless, the fractal also warns about massive, periodical price corrections toward the 20-day exponential moving average support (the green waves in the charts above) as the price increases.

The overall Shiba Inu dominance in the cryptocurrency market has surged from 0.16% to 0.91% MTD. On the other hand, Dogecoin’s control on the market has reduced from 1.5% to as low as 1.20% in the same period.

SHIB price macro fundamentals

Joe Wiesenthal, editor at Bloomberg Markets, noted that Shiba Inu has “advanced smart-contracting capabilities,” making it better than Dogecoin.

“You can check out Shibaswap, a Uniswap-like decentralized exchange for the SHIB community. It’s got NFT, liquidity mining. All of it. Meanwhile, Dogecoin doesn’t have any of this right now.”

As Cointelegraph covered, the recent SHIB price rally may have also taken cues from the Monday launch of the Shiboshis Social Club. This online community rewards exclusive perks to people who own exclusive Shiba Inu-generated nonfungible tokens (NFT), dubbed Shiboshis.

As a result, retail appears to have been tailing Shiba Inu’s speculative bull run, with a recent study by Bacancy Technology showing that it received 2.8 million Google searches on average in 2021, the third-highest after Bitcoin and Ethereum.

In comparison, search volume of Dogecoin came as the sixth-largest.

Meanwhile, a petition on Change.org pleading with Robinhood to list SHIB tokens on its zero-fee trading app garnered over 500,000 signatures. Robinhood CEO Vlad Tenev said during the company’s earnings call Tuesday that Robinhood is considering adding new coins to the service portfolio, albeit without mentioning their names.

That may have pushed Shiba Inu’s price to its record high Wednesday, further signaling booming retail interest in the meme crypto. 

“Memes have value and have been an investible thesis in 2021,” Jonathan Cheesman, head of over-the-counter and institutional sales at crypto-derivatives exchange FTX, told Bloomberg, adding:

“Lower dollar-price tokens are attractive to retail.”

Related: Shiba Inu risks drop with SHIB's 574% October's price rally near exhaustion

But according to Ben Caselin, head of research and strategy at crypto exchange AAX, SHIB traders should tread ahead carefully due to excessive speculation, citing prior patterns that indicate that the token would likely “shed much of its value” as it gets challenged by other meme projects.

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision.

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Shiba Inu risks drop with SHIB’s 574% October’s price rally near exhaustion

Shiba Inu's massive gains all across October may pare on potential bearish divergence signals and an overvalued relative strength index.

Shiba Inu (SHIB) may see a pullback by almost 25%-35% on fears that the cryptocurrency's excessive price rally in October has left it overvalued, a key indicator shows.

Dubbed Relative Strength Index (RSI), the indicator measures the magnitude of an instrument's recent price changes to evaluate its oversold and overbought conditions. The result can be anywhere between the number 0 and 100, with a reading below 30 showing the instrument's oversold and above 70 showing its overbought status.

SHIB crossed above 70 on Oct. 3 and peaked around 94 three days later. Ideally, its overbought reading could have resulted in price correction. But SHIB continued its rally as the monthly session progressed, eventually rising over 574% to its five-month high at $0.00004860 on Tuesday.

Bearish divergence

On the other hand, Shiba Inu's RSI slipped lower, thus creating a broad divergence between SHIB's price and momentum. That reflected an underlying weakness in the cryptocurrency's ongoing uptrend, raising possibilities of a pullback in the coming days.

SHIB/USDT daily price chart featuring divergence between the rising price and falling RSI. Source: TradingView

Additionally, the last three price candles on the Shiba Inu daily chart formed a sequence of higher highs at their close. But that coincided with declining trading volumes three days in a row, thus further validating the SHIB uptrend's underlying weakness.

That does not mean an immediate price correction. According to the breakout that followed the formation of a Bull Pennant indicator, SHIB bulls appeared to have been eyeing $0.00005222 as their next upside target.

25%-35% SHIB price pullback?

A Fibonacci Retracement graph between the Shiba Inu's swing high of $0.00003466 and the swing low of $0.00000621 presented a string of levels that earlier served as support and resistance.

For instance, the 1.618 Fib line of the graph coincided almost with the Shiba Inu's Bull Pennant target, just a two-notch upward at $0.00005224.

Thus, the resistance confluence of the 1.618 Fib line and Bull Pennant target raised SHIB's potential to test the $0.00005222-$0.00005224 price range before undergoing a strong price correction.

SHIB/USDT daily price chart featuring Fibonacci retracement levels. Source: TradingView

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In doing so, the cryptocurrency's next downside target is near the 1.0 Fib line of $0.00003466, almost 25%-35% below the current price and $0.00005224.

On the other hand, a break above the 1.0 Fib line risked invalidating the entire bearish setup temporarily. That said, a bullish move may still make SHIB excessively overvalued based on its RSI readings, raising the potential of a correction in future sessions.

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