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Shiba Inu Is the Pets.com of Crypto, Says Bedrock Founder Geoff Lewis

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In a recent tweet, Bedrock Capital founder Geoff Lewis has dismissed the Shiba Inu craze, comparing the popular meme coin to Pets.com, the now-defunct company whose name has become synonymous with the internet bubble in the late 1990s. 

Lewis, who was an early investor in ride-hailing company Uber, believes that SHIB is now exactly where the online pet store was in 2000 before its implosion. 

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Canine manias are not new

Pets.com, which is widely known as one of the biggest disasters of the dot-com bubble, became a huge success story just months after the company was incorporated in February 1999.

Online retail giant Amazon bought a 54% stake in the enterprise in March 1999. In late 1999, Pets.com ran a big advertising campaign, turning its sock puppet mascot into a national celebrity. 

The mascot even made an appearance at the 2000 Super Bowl. Pets.com’s $1.2 million commercial was viewed by roughly 80 million people. It showed various pets who were left alone so that their owners could buy them food at physical stores.

After Pets.com went public on Nasdaq in February, its sock puppet made an appearance on Good Morning America, further increasing the company’s brand awareness.

While the pet food retailer spent $11 million, it only managed to earn a pitiful $619,000 in revenue by selling pet accessories and supplies.

Due to the lack of a viable business model, Pets.com was liquidated just 268 days after it started trading on Nasdaq, becoming one of the most short-lived public companies. Its stock collapsed from the peak of $14 to just $0.19.

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Gnawing memories 

Cryptocurrency market observers frequently make trite analogies about the dot-com bubble and altcoins, and Shiba Inu has emerged as the most recent target of skeptics because of its eye-popping gains. 

As reported by U.Today, famous whistleblower Edward Snowden recently raised alarm over the Dogecoin knock-off, claiming that it won’t make retail investors rich.

Creative Planning CEO Peter Mallouk recently warned that the Shiba Inu price could crash to $0 after the market cap of the white-hot crypto surpassed that of Deutsche Bank.

Despite recently plunging 50% from its lifetime peak, Shiba Inu made a decent comeback over the past two days. It is currently trading at $0.00005672 on the Binance exchange.

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Premiere League Clubs Under Investigation Over Dubious Crypto Partnerships

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The English Premiere League is investigating questionable crypto deals.

The English Premier League will take a closer look at the increasing number of cryptocurrency deals signed by its clubs, The Times reports.

The top tier of the country’s football pyramid doesn’t regulate such partnerships.

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The news comes after Manchester City had to put a cryptocurrency deal on hold after it came to light that none of the executives mentioned in the press release had any sort of online presence. This gave ground to speculation about whether or not the company actually exists.

According to the Times, the EPL itself is mulling over forming a tie-up with a non-fungible token platform for issuing digital collectibles.

Strapped for cash, clubs view cryptocurrencies and NFTs as a viable source of revenue, but they are also concerned about their negative impact on fans.

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Shiba Inu Whales Gobble Up Billions Worth of SHIB Following Announcement of New Gaming Partnership

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Crypto whales are loading up on more Shiba Inu (SHIB) following news of the altcoin project’s potential expansion into the metaverse.

Whale-tracking platform WhaleStats reports that of the top 100 Ethereum wallets holding SHIB, the average balance increased by a whopping 42.7% to 2.523 billion in the past 24 hours alone.

The quick accumulation puts the average value of Shiba Inu sitting in each of these wallets at over $100 million at time of writing.

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Source: WhaleStats

The massive accumulation comes in the wake of the Shiba Inu team announcing that the company has hired gaming industry veteran William Volk to help guide its foray into the metaverse.

Volk brings decades of video game experience to his new role, including having previously served as vice president of technology for industry leader Activision.

In a blog post by SHIB developer Shytoshi Kusama, he explains that while the overall project remains decentralized, Shiba Inu Games will utilize skilled contractors to create a product compatible with the Apple and Android operating systems.

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“The only way to create a 7-figure game that is worthy of 1 million FriendShibs is to find a perfectly fitting AAA studio and build it with them. However, landing a great AAA game studio that has worked with the likes of Disney and Warner Bros. isn’t enough. To manage making a game, from concept to completion, requires dedication, experience, connections and wisdom that only a few people can provide.

I’m happy to announce that the consultant who will lead the charge for the Shiba Inu Games version of the Shiboshi game is none other than William David Volk. Will has seen the vision in full (and knows the AAA studio) so I’m actually excited to share his quote on working with on this unique project:

‘I am honored to be working with an amazing team on what will become one of the most significant games of all time.’”

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At time of writing, SHIB is up 4.78% on the day to $0.00004. It is one of the best-performing cryptos of the year, currently up over 73,000,000% since November of 2020.

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SHIB Price Analysis: Shiba Inu aims to break downtrend as meme coin steps into gaming

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  • SHIB price analysis turned bullish for today, rising by more than 5%
  • The volumes also rose by tremendous numbers
  • The daily high for the token reached $0.00004212

As per data from CoinMarketCap, the trading volume for the token rose by a whopping 6.47%, standing at $1.88 billion. The daily candle opened today at $0.00003911, reaching a daily high of $0.0004212 and a daily low of $0.00003830.

The coin claims the market position of 12 with a 6.74% rise in market capitalization, standing at $22.1 billion. In the past seven days, the token rose from $0.00003599 to $0.00004754 and is currently a 54.32% low from the all-time high of the token at $0.00008845.

SHIB prices rose by 830% in the month of October, starting at $0.00000721 and rising to the all-time high at $0.00008845. On the other hand, the token has dropped by more than $38% in the month of November.

The SHIB price analysis is currently experiencing a downtrend but, this seems to be a correction from the previous bullish phase. Recently, the lead developer of the SHIB team said that the team is looking to develop a Shiba Inu game. This seems to have affected the token’s price action.

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SHIB price analysis using indicators

The indicators are now turning bullish as the prices continue to move above the 100-day Moving Average. The 50-day Moving Average is currently above the price action, indicating that the bulls will try to reclaim the important zone in the near future.

The prices broke down from the lower end of the Bollinger Bands, but after the correction, they are trying to take over the 50-day Average and form an uptrend. Currently, they progress upwards from the bearish zone of the Bands.

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SHIB price analysis on chart by TradingView

The RSI levels indicate a surge in buying pressure as the gradient is positive and the RSI line is trying to enter the bullish region, i.e., above the 50-level. The accumulation of the Shiba Inu token is also rising, and it seems that holders are buying the token and holding on to it, expecting higher prices.

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SHIB price analysis on chart by TradingView

Conclusion

The SHIB price analysis can be concluded on a bearish sentiment for today as the token rose by around 6%. This bullish sentiment of the market was due to Bitcoin gaining the important support of $57,000, and now, we can expect an upwards rally towards $60,000 which will be the next target.

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