Shiba Inu Surpasses Cardano in Market Cap Race

Shiba Inu Surpasses Cardano in Market Cap Race

Luisa Rodriguez
1 min read

Shiba Inu Surpasses Cardano with $16.9 Billion Market Cap

In a surprising development, meme cryptocurrency Shiba Inu (SHIB) has exceeded Cardano (ADA) in market capitalization, reaching $16.9 billion as of May 29.

Key Takeaways

  • Shiba Inu (SHIB) has outperformed Cardano (ADA) with a market cap of $16.9 billion.
  • The price of SHIB surged over 16% in 24 hours, surpassing other major cryptocurrencies.
  • Smaller meme coins such as WIF, FLOKI, and BONK also experienced double-digit gains.
  • While SHIB previously surpassed DOGE in October 2021, it currently remains $7 billion behind.
  • At current prices, 70% of SHIB holders are profitable, with 76% holding for over a year.


The rise of Shiba Inu (SHIB) over Cardano (ADA) underscores the influence of meme culture in cryptocurrency investments. This shift may potentially drive increased market volatility and inspire investment in other meme coins like WIF, FLOKI, and BONK. However, SHIB still substantially lags behind DOGE. In the short term, this transition may favor SHIB holders, as 70% are currently profitable and 76% have held for over a year. Yet, the long-term sustainability of SHIB's growth remains uncertain, primarily fueled by speculation and sentiment rather than fundamental value or utility. It's possible that regulators may intensify scrutiny of these markets due to concerns about market manipulation and investor protection.

Did You Know?

  • Meme Cryptocurrency: Digital currencies created as jokes or parodies, often rooted in internet memes or popular culture.
  • Shiba Inu (SHIB): A meme cryptocurrency featuring the Shiba Inu dog breed as its mascot, gaining substantial market capitalization.
  • Market Capitalization (Market Cap): A metric of a company or cryptocurrency's total value, calculated by multiplying the current price of its shares or coins by the total number of shares or coins in circulation.

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