Dogecoin rival Shiba Inu was the most discussed cryptocurrency on Twitter during the month of October, as per the data compiled by ICO Analytics. The analysis firm revealed the 20 most discussed cryptocurrencies on Twitter and Shiba Inu has emerged as a clear winner, receiving a 22 percent share of all crypto assets discussions on the platform, dwarfing Ethereum by 8.1 percent and Bitcoin by 7.2 percent.
Data for the month of October by the company shows that Ether, Bitcoin, and Dogecoin occupied the second, third, and fourth positions, respectively, in the Twitter popularity index.
Meanwhile, cryptocurrency Safemoon, Solana, Cardano, and Binance were among the ten most discussed crypto coins on Twitter, as per the graph shared by ICO Analytics. However, none of the cryptocurrencies came even close to the popularity of Shiba Inu (SHIB).
Top 20 most discussed cryptocurrencies on Twitter in October 2021. In the chart below you can find a share of mentions of each coin among top 150 coins by mcap.$shib $eth $btc $doge #safemoon $sol $ada $bnb $movr $dot $xrp $elon $luna $ftm $usdt $matic $cake $egld $avax $link pic.twitter.com/BEiufnqAUc
— ICO Analytics (@ICO_Analytics) November 6, 2021
SHIB supporters have been loudening their voices on microblogging site Twitter using hashtags such as— #SHIBARMY #ShibaSwap #shibainu #shibainucoin, and #SHIB — to rally support for the meme coin.
It is worth noting that the official Shiba Inu Twitter account has now surpassed 1.9 million followers. For comparison, the official account of the Ethereum network has 1.8 million followers, at the time of writing this article.
The rise of SHIB is speculated to be fuelled after tech billionaire Elon Musk, tweeted a photograph of the coin going to the Moon on October 18. At that time, the token was trading at $0.000026 (Rs. 0.0020). His tweet pushed the coin to nearly 50 percent to reach a high of $0.000044 (Rs. 0.0033), according to CoinMarket cap.
Another major reason is also rumours floating in the crypto world that the SHIB will soon be listed on the popular stock trading app, Robinhood. A petition on Change.org has also implored Robinhood to list the coin on its platform. It garnered almost 3 lakh signatures.
Interestingly, almost 70.52 percent of SHIB’s circulation is controlled by eight whale accounts, of which, one whale holds 41.03 percent. This means all of these whales have made at least 800 percent gains on their investments, last month.
According to Coinbase, the price of SHIB coin has fallen by 25.10 percent in the past 7 days. The price declined by 7.04 percent in the last 24 hours. In just the past hour, the price shrunk by 3.01 percent.
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