Shiba Inu Burns 643M SHIB in February: Still Millions to Go Despite 30,187% Burn Rate Spike in 24 Hours

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Shiba Inu (SHIB), the popular canine-themed cryptocurrency, witnessed the burning of over 643 million tokens in February 2024, despite not benefiting from its upcoming Shibarium layer-2 solution.

While this might seem like a significant number, it represents a mere fraction of Shiba Inu’s massive circulating supply of nearly 590 trillion tokens. Notably, February’s burn activity falls considerably short compared to the previous two months.

January 2024 saw a staggering 9.93 billion SHIB tokens destroyed, while December 2023 witnessed a whopping 36 billion SHIB burned. The significant difference can be attributed to the inclusion of Shibarium-powered burns in those months.

Shibarium, Shiba Inu’s much-anticipated L2 solution, was expected to contribute to token burns through a portion of its network fees. However, February saw no Shibarium-powered burns, with the community and ecosystem projects taking sole responsibility for the 643.65 million SHIB burned.

Gearing up to resume automated Shibarium-powered burns.

Currently, a mechanism for automatic burning is undergoing rigorous testing on Shibarium’s testnet, Puppynet. Once deemed functional, it will be deployed on the mainnet, potentially leading to a more sustainable burn rate.

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Interestingly, Shiba Inu’s burn rate has recently experienced a surge of over 30,000% in the past 24 hours, likely due to the incineration of over 3.7 million SHIB tokens. Additionally, the token’s price has exhibited positive momentum, climbing over 46% in the past month and 35% in the weekly charts.

While the recent price increase can be partially attributed to the burn initiative, other factors like the broader market rally and new project updates likely played a role as well.

The Shiba Inu community’s dedication to burning tokens, coupled with the upcoming implementation of automated Shibarium burns, could potentially impact the token’s long-term value. However, it’s crucial to remember that the cryptocurrency market remains volatile, and investors should always conduct thorough research before making any investment decisions.

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