Someone bought $3,400 worth of SHIB last August. It’s now worth $1.55 billion
After the wallet address was shared on Twitter, user “Untraceable” questioned whether the SHIB market was liquid enough to “absorb $5.7 billion if this wallet sells?”
An address with the foresight to purchase $3,400 worth of Shiba Inu (SHIB) last August has seen the value of the coins grow to a whopping $1.55 billion today.
In total the unknown person has bought SHIB 44 times since August 2020 — with $3200 the largest purchase at any one time — and their total holding of 70,200,003,107,594 SHIB is now worth $5.63 billion.
As the price of SHIB has since gained more than 94,278,239.8%% over the past year to sit at $0.00008094 at the time of writing, the hodler has become a crypto billionaire from their August purchases alone.
According to data from CoinGecko, the total market cap of SHIB is now worth $40.3 billion. The asset’s mammoth 1063% gain in value over the past 30 days has seen SHIB oust the beloved Dogecoin (DOGE) it was modeled on as a top ten ranked coin.
Earlier today Cointelegraph’s market team reported on three reasons behind the bullish momentum of SHIB, pointing towards an increase of user access via listings on multiple crypto exchanges, the launch of the Shiba Inu’s own NFT project dubbed “Shiboshi’s,” and surge in futures open interest (OI) on multiple exchanges including OKEx, FTX and Huobi.