The Shiba Inu (SHIB) token, which was born as a joke, was one of the great highlights of 2021.
Inspired by a dog meme and self-titled a ‘Dogecoin killer’, SHIB was the most popular cryptoactive of the year, surpassing Bitcoin and Ethereum, in views.
According to cryptocurrency price tracking website CoinMarketCap, Shiba Inu has recorded over 188 million views over the past 12 months.
In addition, a total of more than 1.4 million CoinMarketCap users have added Shiba Inu to their watchlists.
It is worth noting that, currently, SHIB is the 13th largest cryptocurrency in the world, with a market value of over US$20 billion. Its current price is $0.00003861.
Bitcoin in second place in views
Meanwhile, the leading cryptocurrency in the market, Bitcoin, came in second. BTC had just over 145 million views in 2021.
Dogecoin (DOGE) took third place in the CoinMarketCap ranking in views this year. Altogether, there were more than 107 million views.
In fourth place was Cardano (ADA), which had about 86 million views. Finally, Ethereum (ETH) appears in fifth place with 81 million views.
— CoinMarketCap (@CoinMarketCap) December 24, 2021
Shiba Inu is featured in 2021
Shiba Inu is now listed on virtually every major exchange in the world, including Coinbase, Bitfinex, Kraken, Gemini and Bitcoin Market.
The year-to-date appreciation of the SHIB token helps explain its popularity.
In January, the token was worth next to nothing, trading at $0.00000008. In May, the cryptoactive reached a remarkable historic high when it cost US$ 0.00003389. Therefore, an appreciation of more than 40,000% in the period.
From the end of May until the beginning of October, the price of SHIB remained practically stable, with little fluctuations.
On October 2nd, Shiba Inu renewed its historic maximum by reaching US$ 0.00007847.
In late October, Shiba Inu reached the top 10 of cryptocurrencies by market value amidst the height of the “SHIB mania”. For a brief period, it managed to surpass Dogecoin in market value.
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