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Ethereum Researcher Says Shiba Inu Quality Overcomes Thousands of Meme Coins

Ethereum researcher Justin Drake highlights Shiba Inu market cap and quality, noting that it surpasses thousands of meme coins including those on Solana.

During a recent interview organized by Bankless, Ethereum researcher Justin Drake highlighted the exceptional position of Shiba Inu in the memecoin market. Joined by Anatoly Yakovenko, co-founder of Solana, and David Hoffman of Bankless, the discussion focused on the strengths and weaknesses of various blockchains.

The power of the #SHIBARMY shines through! 🌟

In a world full of memecoins, $SHIB rises above as a beacon of quality and unity.

We’re here to support all memecoin lovers and celebrate the diversity of our ecosystems.

Together, we build a future of innovation and prosperity.… pic.twitter.com/AEtIrcJOCW

— Shib (@Shibtoken) June 6, 2024

Drake underscored a critical distinction between Shiba Inu and other meme coins. While Solana host multiple meme coins collectively valued at around $10 billion, Shiba Inu alone commands a market cap of $15 billion. According to him, this comparison shows Shiba Inu’s superior quality and substantial market influence despite being a single token among many.

Battle for Memecoin Supremacy

Shiba Inu (SHIB) remains a dominant force in the meme coin market, second only to Dogecoin (DOGE). Despite recent declines of -0.43%, -1.68%, and -2.38% over the past hour, 24 hours, and 7 days respectively, SHIB holds a market cap of nearly $15 billion. Its historical performance, marked by growth and community support, sets it apart from newer entrants.

In comparison, Solana-based meme coins like Bonk (BONK) and Dogwifhat (WIF) are emerging players facing higher volatility. BONK, priced at $0.00003207, has seen declines over the past week, reflecting the instability common in newer meme coins.

Similarly, WIF, traded at a higher price of $3.31 per coin, shows negative trends but maintains a market cap of $3.3 billion. While these coins have garnered initial interest, they must establish consistent performance and utility to challenge SHIB’s dominance.

Shiba Inu vs. Solana Performance

Despite Shiba Inu witnessing declines in recent days, its long-term performance remains notable. Shiba Inu’s peak price of $0.00008616, recorded in October 2021, still serves as its all time high.

Shiba Inu vs Solana Price Action

However, a comparative analysis by CoinMarketCap over a one-week period from June 1 to June 7 revealed that Solana (SOL) generally outperformed Shiba Inu (SHIB). SOL consistently stayed above 0%, demonstrating a steadier upward trend with moderate fluctuations, and ended the period up by about 4%.

In contrast, SHIB exhibited more volatility, experiencing sharp declines and partial recoveries, and concluded the period down by around 2%.

Strong Investor Interest and Regulatory Resilience

Reports further indicate that Shiba Inu has garnered significant interest from American investors, towering over other major cryptocurrencies like Solana (SOL) and Cardano (ADA).

According to a ConsenSys survey reported by The Crypto Basic, 17% of American crypto investors have invested in Shiba Inu, ranking it sixth among the most popular crypto assets in the United States.

This trend is further reflected in Shiba Inu’s trading volume, which reached $13.4 billion in March, surpassing prominent competitors such as Dogecoin, Solana, XRP, and BNB.

In addition, despite regulatory uncertainties that led Bakkt to delist other high-value cryptos like Cardano, MATIC, and Solana, Shiba Inu survived the delisting. Bakkt’s general counsel, Marc D’Annunzio, explained the company’s conservative approach in reducing its token offerings. However, Shiba Inu secures a listing alongside Bitcoin and Ethereum.

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