SHIB Up 25% And FLOKI Up 3500% After Elon Musk Tweets About Naming His Dog

Cryptocurrency markets were trading lower today, but a tweet from Elon Musk did not fail to send the price of Shiba Inu SHIB/USD and Floki FLOKI/USD skyrocketing.

What Happened: Minutes after a tweet from the Tesla Inc TSLA CEO, popular Shiba Inu-themed currency SHIB surged by over 25% to trade at $0.00000827.

Musk tweeted that his Shiba Inu would be named Floki, which immediately led to some speculation that Musk has switched allegiances from Dogecoin DOGE/USD to Shiba Inu.

Why It Matters: While some wondered if the name ‘Floki’ was significant in any way, one user wasted no time in creating a new cryptocurrency token called Floki Inu.

The token had 1268 holders at the time of writing, according to data from Uniswap Pair Explorer.

Read also: 'Keep Dogecoin Absurd,' Dogecoin Creator Revisits His Message From 2014

Multiple copycat Floki tokens have since begun to emerge, and several crypto traders attempted to caution others against investing in the coin.

“FLOKI is a pump and dump! 95% in 10 wallets,” wrote one user on Twitter.

What Else: The past few weeks have demonstrated that dog tokens continue to be popular, even when the crypto market is on a downtrend.

Another Dogecoin-inspired cryptocurrency called Baby Doge (CRYPTO: BabyDoge) has been recently created by “fans of the Doge community.”

According to the team, the hyper deflationary token has passed 122,000 holders and $480 million in market cap in just two weeks.

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