Pepe's $7B Milestone Hints At Trends To Watch In Digital Assets: Here's What A Whale's Holding Is Worth

Zinger Key Points
  • Pepe, a frog-themed meme coin, soared to a $7 billion market cap, outperforming Dogecoin and Shiba Inu.
  • Its rally has attracted wealthy investors and mirrors the last bull market, giving hope for a repeat.

Pepe PEPE/USD has soared to a $7 billion market capitalization, adding $4 billion in May alone.

Pepe has become the third meme coin, following Dogecoin DOGE/USD and Shiba Inu (SHIB/USD), to reach this significant milestone.

The frog-themed token outperformed its rivals and outshone the broader cryptocurrency market, touting a 135% increase over the month.

Year-to-date, the Ethereum-based ETH/USD cryptocurrency has delivered a 12-fold return to its holders.

Surge in Trading Volumes

The frenzied interest in PEPE is evident from its trading volumes, which approached $2.5 billion in the last 24 hours, making it the most-traded meme coin during this period. The rally has attracted wealthy investors, including a whale who withdrew 1.32 trillion PEPE tokens from Binance in the past five days.

According to Spot On Chain, this withdrawal was estimated to cost $18.2 million.

With the recent price surge, this whale's holdings are now worth $22.1 million, reflecting a 21% gain. In a post on X, the company noted the substantial movement of PEPE by large investors, highlighting the heightened market activity.

Bull Market Hopes

The coin’s exceptional performance coincides with an optimistic industry sentiment fueled by the approval of spot Ethereum ETFs. This period mirrors the last bull market, where meme coins, driven by internet humor, surged to multi-billion dollar valuations. Meme coin enthusiasts are hopeful for a repeat of this trend.

Recent data from IntoTheBlock indicates a 17% rise in PEPE’s daily active addresses earlier this month. Additionally, the supply held by long-term investors has increased by 0.53%, signaling ongoing accumulation.

At the time of writing, PEPE was trading at $0.00001672, experiencing a 12.29% increase in the past 24 hours, as reported by Benzinga Pro.

A Glimpse into the Future of Digital Assets

This surge in interest in digital assets like PEPE emphasizes the importance of staying informed about market trends and innovations. Events like Benzinga’s Future of Digital Assets conference, scheduled for Nov. 19, 2024, at Convene 225 Liberty Street in New York City, are pivotal for industry professionals.

This one-day gathering offers a deep dive into the state and future of money, providing a platform for networking and deal-making among the industry’s leading figures. Attendees can engage with institutional investors and innovative companies, exploring alternative asset classes and their potential for financial diversification and freedom.

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