A Double-whammy: Tesla (TSLA) Might Soon Start Accepting Shiba Inu (SHIB) As the Token Nears a Possible Listing on Robinhood

Rohail Saleem
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Shiba Inu (SHIB), a high-flying competitor to Dogecoin, made waves last week when it became the ninth-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, effectively usurping the place long held by Dogecoin (DOGE).

Now, Shiba Inu bulls might be in for a double whammy. We’ve continued to note that the SHIB token was nearing a listing on the Robinhood brokerage platform. So, why is a potential listing of Shiba Inu’s SHIB coin on Robinhood such a big deal? Well, the brokerage platform remains popular with retail investors trying to gain exposure to prominent crypto names. Dogecoin, a cryptocurrency that experienced a similar momentum outburst earlier this year, had also registered outsized gains in the runup to its listing on the popular brokerage platform.

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Moreover, Elon Musk’s Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) might also start accepting Shiba Inu soon. To wit, the name “SHIBA” has been found lurking within Tesla’s payment processing system’s code.

This eventuality has also been confirmed by ShibArmy’s @kaaldhairya:

Nonetheless, readers should note that Shiba Inu’s debut on Tesla’s payment processing system is still a remote possibility, given that Elon Musk recently confirmed that he owned no SHIB coins.

Meanwhile, Shiba Inu’s SHIB coin is currently trading at $0.00007296, a little less than the all-time high of $0.00008845 reached around 4 days back. This phenomenal price increase, equivalent to year-to-date gains of over 101 million percent, has handsomely rewarded early adopters. For instance, a mysterious SHIB wallet has soared in value from around $8,000 back in 2018 to around $4.8 billion, as of Friday morning.

Source: https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/shiba-inu/

As we’ve noted previously, there are a number of endogenous factors that are contributing to the current rally in Shiba Inu’s SHIB coin. First, the project’s developers are now pursuing a concerted supply burn strategy in order to reduce the SHIB coins in circulation, thereby paving the way for a meteoric price rise. As a part of this initiative, SHIB coin holders are voluntarily sending their coins to an inaccessible wallet, effectively removing those coins from circulation. As another innovative supply burn scheme, $100 worth of SHIB coin would be burnt whenever the name of any of the 10,000 Shiboshi NFTs is changed. At the current pricing, $100 is equivalent to 1.37 million SHIB coins.

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