A crypto whale bought $136 million worth of Shiba Inu (SHIB), sending the dog-themed meme coin soaring by over 16% in just a single day.
According to the Whale Stats website—which tracks big value crypto purchases—the crypto whale purchased approximately 4 trillion SHIB tokens, with a value of about $136 million at the time.
SHIB opened the day with a price of $0.00003238, and, at the time of writing, is valued at $0.00003765, up 16% on the day.
Following their big buy, the unnamed crypto whale’s portfolio is now 25% SHIB. Elsewhere in their portfolio, the whale has purchased $88 million worth of Decentraland (MANA) tokens, and $42 million worth of the Tetherstablecoin.
MANA is the second biggest asset in the whale’s portfolio, making up nearly 16% of the entire portfolio itself.
Shiba Inu’s recent history
Today’s price surge is just the latest in a long line of recent booms for SHIB.
Late last month, SHIB burst up by over 30% after crypto exchange Kraken listed the meme cryptocurrency. Kraken was also not the only exchange to list SHIB in November—Gemini and Binance did too.
In the same month, SHIB saw an 18% price increase after the project registered a record 1 million holders.