Per data from Shibburn, the burn rate of the industry’s second largest meme coin has soared by 4,181% at the time of writing. This burn rate implies that over the past 24 hours, a total of 227,449,433 SHIB tokens have been sent to the dead wallet.
Shiba Inu burn chart. Source: Shiba Inu has seen a broad depression in its burn rate lately as investors conducted a lower number of transactions atop the broad uncertainty that the current crackdowns in the industry by the SEC are stirring. The lower burn rate has also translated to lower price growth, with the meme coin changing hands at a price of $0.000006233, down by 21% in the past 24 hours.
Despite the steady developments and from SHIB developers with respect to key innovations in the ecosystem like Shibarium, the assumption is that the Layer-2 protocol, irrespective of its utility, cannot drive immediate growth in the price of the meme coin.
Shiba Inu investors will have to take solace in the knowledge that the burn rate is introducing additional scarcity that will ultimately help propel growth in the long run.
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