Shiba Inu Billionaire Transfers 40 Trillion Tokens Worth $2.7B

The Shiba Inu SHIB/USD billionaire who famously turned an $8,000 SHIB investment into $5.7 billion has begun moving his funds across the blockchain.

What Happened: According to blockchain explorer Etherscan, the wallet in question transferred 40 trillion SHIB tokens worth $2.7 billion to four different wallets.

Whale transactions are often indicative of future price movement in coins like Shiba Inu that have a relatively concentrated distribution of tokens.

The price of Shiba Inu fell by 10% from a high of $0.00007295 to a low of $0.00006507 on Wednesday and its market cap dropped below its rival Dogecoin DOGE/USD.

The minor selloff was likely induced by retail holders in anticipation that larger holders or whales would soon send their coins to exchanges with the intention to sell.

In previous instances, large whale purchases have sent the price of Shiba Inu soaring to record highs. The immense buying pressure even helped offset comments by Tesla Inc TSLA CEO Elon Musk stating that he did not own SHIB, which would have ordinarily influenced market sentiment considerably.

In the same way that large-scale whale purchases sent the coin's price soaring, it is likely that large sell orders from whales will put significant downward pressure on Shiba Inu’s price.

Price Action: At press time, SHIB was trading at $0.00006308 with a trading volume of $5.4 billion. The meme-based cryptocurrency has rallied 103,000,000% in the last 12 months.

Photo by Pepi Stojanovski on Unsplash.

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