Theater giant AMC CEO Adam Aron confirmed that the company is integrating Shiba Inu ($SHIB) as a payment option for booking tickets and availing of other services. The news comes just a week after Aron conducted a Twitter poll asking whether they should add Shiba Inu along with Bitcoin ($BTC), Ether($ETH), Litecoin ($LTC), and Dogecoin ($DOGE). The poll saw a total of 153,100 votes, out of which 81% were cast in favor of adding $SHIB.
“I can confirm today that we have been exploring with third parties over the past few months both how we can accept cryptocurrency and if it is feasible for AMC to consider even launching our own cryptocurrency,” Aron said. “Similarly, I can confirm to you today that we are now in conversation with multiple major Hollywood studios about the concept of joint venturing commemorative NFTs related to major film titles that show in our theaters.”
TWITTER POLL #2: As you know, you can now purchase AMC gift cards using cryptocurrency, and our IT group is writing code so that soon we can accept online payments in Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and Dogecoin among others. Should we strive to take Shiba Inu too?— Adam Aron (@CEOAdam) October 29, 2021
Many believed the October 29 poll was a confirmation that the Theater giant would add it as a payment option. This was primarily because at the end of the first quarter they conducted a similar poll for $DOGE and listed it later as a payment option as well.
The popularity of meme currencies this bull season has made them a valuable investment from being just a joke coin. Dogecoin did it during the first cycle of the bull run, while Shiba Inu is following in its footsteps and even overtook it when it reached a new all-time high of $0.000089. $SHIB was promoted as a DOGE killer and it managed to fulfill those expectations.
Can Shiba Inu Pull Another October Like Rally
October proved to be the biggest month for Shiba Inu as it rose nearly 1000% within 30 days, eliminating a zero from its price. The price registered a major correction from ATH, where $SHIB consolidated near the $0.000070 mark for about a week and then fell to sub $0.000050 levels, nearly 50% from its top in October. However, major on-chain metrics indicate a rising number of SHIB users and continuous whale accumulation.
One Shiba Inu whale added $1.15 billion worth of meme currency to their wallet even when the price has been on a decline for the past week. This has turned market sentiments bullish again for the altcoin, and with AMC integration news could act as the catalyst to bring back the bulls.
Shiba Inu Price Analysis: The SHIB Token Drops To The 0.618 Fibonacci Retracement Level; Will This Rally continue now?
The correction phase in the SHIB token took its sweet time to stabilize our famous meme coin. The token price has been dropped to the 0.618 FIB level, which has the potential to provide strong support. Over the past week, the token price was also subjected to some positive news, which has captured the attention of several crypto investors.
Key technical points:
- The SHIB token price obtains dynamics resistance from the 20-day EMA
- The intraday trading volume in the SHIB token is $2.35 Billion, indicating a 41.5% gain
Source- SHIB/USD chart by Tradingview
As mentioned in my previous article on SHIB/USD, the token price gave a bearish breakdown from the symmetrical triangle of the 4-hour time frame. This pattern pushed the token price back to the crucial support of $0.35.6, which also holds a great confluence with other technical levels.
These technical levels are
- A strong horizontal support level of $0.356
- The presence of the 0.618 FIB level
- The 100 EMA line soon be reaching the token price
The crucial EMA levels(20, 50, 100, and 100) still maintain an uptrend in this token. The Relative Strength Index(43) suggests a bearish trend within this token. However, the RSI line also projects a bullish divergence, indicating the bears are trying to take control over the token.
SHIB/USD Chart In The 4-hour Time Frame
Above I have explained the importance of the bottom support level and it is also understandable that a breakout from this level, would create a significant impact on the SHIB token price.
The weekly announcement for Shiba Inu(SHIB)
- Newegg, the Electronic Retail giant, has officially announced on their Twitter page that they would be accepting the SHIB token as a payment in.’
- The SHIB token surpasses the 1 million wallet holders milestone.
Thus, in case the price bounces back from this support level. The crypto trade can notice the 20-day EMA line, and a descending trendline provides dynamic support to the price. Once the price breached this level, the long trader would get an excellent confirmation for the long side.
Shiba Inu finds new friend in Newegg, as online retailer confirms it will accept the token
Meme coin Shiba Inu is determined to prove its dominance in the space and it has done so successfully, so far anyway. From being accepted as a method of payment by prominent companies such as AMC Theaters, to being the first meme coin to get a listing in South Korea, the altcoin has had a good run.
Its community has grown tremendously in the past few months and support has not faltered. Even Shiba Inu pups (i.e. other lesser-known, dog-themed coins ) have surged in market value.
Shiba Inu has a new friend
Electronics retailer Newegg just recently tweeted about its much-anticipated collaboration with Shiba Inu. As per the announcement, it will accept Shiba Inu, the second-biggest canine cryptocurrency in the market. The tweet below sheds light on the news.
Both parties and their executives acknowledged the partnership in a tweet. The timing of this news is certainly an interesting one.
It all started with just rumors where the SHIB’s community was bewildered by the #friendshib hashtag posted by the official Twitter account of the meme cryptocurrency. Rumors about Newegg adding Shiba Inu to its list of available cryptocurrency payment options started doing the rounds last week.
Indeed, this turned out to be a reality. Newegg, the leading tech-focused e-retailer in North America has become quite a name within the crypto community. At present, Newegg supports around 11 cryptocurrencies. Earlier, it even lent support to the daddy canine coin, DOGE.
Well, this news could be the catalyst required for SHIB to recover from its losses. Surprisingly, this certainly was the case. Despite trading in the red zone over the week, at press time, it surged to more than 5% in 24 hours. SHIB was trading at the $0.00003 mark, at the time of writing.
Furthermore, the flagship token has achieved some remarkable feats over a couple of weeks. Of late, it proved to be the top dog as it surpassed the one million holders milestone.
Further, the SHIB community was rather quick to celebrate the said update on Twitter. In fact, Shiba Inu has dominated social media conversations since the digital asset found its way into the limelight a couple of months ago.
This Whale Bought 35 Billion SHIB While Market Was Crashing
Some whales are joining “buy the dip” sentiment by purchasing some SHIB.
During the market sell-off, short-term traders have dropped their positions and exited most markets. The smaller altcoins have experienced a greater loss compared to Bitcoin, including Shiba Inu and Doge.
Shiba Inu market performance
During the global market correction, Shiba Inu lost 16% of its value at the peak but then, shortly after, recovered back at a 10% daily loss, which correlated with Bitcoin’s market performance.
Following yesterday’s sell-off, Shiba Inu gained approximately 30% in one day but then dropped back at 15% daily profit. The token has been moving in a short rangebound since Nov. 26 and has not yet broken through either border of it.
While some whales buy a significant amount of Shib, the market does not seem to react in any way. The volatility of SHIB token remains low as both buying and selling pressure is reduced according to the volume indicator.
Whales are buying more Shib
Before the cryptocurrency market crashed by more than 10% in one day, the 1,000 largest Ethereum wallets dropped more than 8% of their Shib holdings by entering into USDT and other stablecoins on the Ethereum chain.
Currently, whale holding has increased back to pre-correction levels with approximately $1 billion worth of holdings remaining on whale-tier wallets at press time. Shiba Inu’s price does not seem to react in a positive way, while the token trades at $0.000038 and 0.72% growth in one day.