The run-up in the price of Shiba Inu (SHIB) so far in October pushed the SHIB token to become the 20th largest digital asset by market capitalization.
Shiba Inu’s circulating market valuation jumped to $11.08 billion earlier this week and is currently above $10 billion, putting it in the top-20 by market cap for the first time. As a result, the Dogecoin-inspired meme cryptocurrency became more valuable than popular blockchain projects like Stellar (XLM), Polygon (MATIC), and Tron (TRX).
SHIB market cap versus price. Source: Messari
The growth in Shiba Inu’s valuation came on the heels of a tweet published by Elon Musk. On Oct 4, the Tesla CEO posted the picture of his pet dog—a Shiba Inu breed—with the caption “Floki Frunkpuppy.” SHIB jumped by more than