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Etherium making noise in the crypto sector

Anthony Lucas



Well, move over Bitcoin – Ethereum is making some noise.

The world’s second-largest cryptocurrency is officially at an all-time high of $3,200 USD.

Ethereum prices have more than quadrupled in 2021, soaring 325%

Bitcoin prices continued their rebound, rising about 4 percent to nearly $US59,000

But the world’s largest cryptocurrency has been overshadowed lately by its younger sibling, Ethereum.

The total value of all Ethereum in circulation is now about $367 billion, according to CoinMarketCap.

While Bitcoin’s market value is US$1.1 trillion

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Move over Dogecoin, SHIB coin is here

Keira Wright



As more of us get on board the crypto train, SHIB coin is the new crypto player entering the market

The “Shiba Inu coin” also known as SHIB coin or $SHIB is rising in popularity. Much like Dogecoin – it started out as a meme, but now crypto investors are seeing some potential.

Cryptocurrencies have become ‘the new norm’ in 2021, with businesses, brands and celebrities investing in digital currency.

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What is Shiba Coin?

Shiba was founded by the mysterious Ryoshi, in 2020. Although Ryoshi’s identity remains unknown, they agreed to speak to Ticker reporters over a telegram chat.

Ryoshi says that Shiba is “an experiment in decentralised community” to “see if a garden can thrive without tending.”

Unlike most crypto projects which are self-funded or rely on fundraising, the founders of Shiba didn’t put any funding into the project.

“They have taken ownership of the movement themselves. “Their numbers are unstoppable and they are working as a force to change their lives.”

Ryoshi, founder of Shiba inu coin

Where can you buy Shiba Coin?

Shibu Inu coin can be bought as tokens directly from their website, or through popular third parties like the Uni-swap platform.

The SHIB Token is an ERC-20, compatible with the Ethereum network. According to Shiba’s founders, they are currently ranked as the 15th currency with a market cap of about $35 billion.

It’s also been listed on many large crypto exchange platforms according to CoinMarketCap.

This includes Binance, the largest crypto exchange.

How does Shiba Coin work?

SHIB seems to draw inspiration from Dogecoin, and it has been able to ride the success of Musk’s favoured crypto.

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Ethereum boss makes billion-dollar donation to India COVID relief

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Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin has donated $1 billion worth of Shiba Inu coin to a COVID-19 relief fund in India.

The 27-year-old programmer transferred more than 50 trillion Shiba Inu coins to the India COVID-crypto relief fund, according to his public wallet. He also transferred 500 ethereum.

Shiba coin was valued at $1 billion at the time of transfer but cryptocurrencies are notoriously volatile – its value plunged after the donation.

Shiba Inu coin is a dogecoin spinoff that plays off the popular Elon Musk-touted dogecoin – which is a parody in itself.

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Binance Holdings under investigation

William Howard



Binance Holdings, the world’s biggest cryptocurrency exchange platform, is under investigation by the US Justice Department and Internal Revenue Service

It comes as the nation moves to ensure that any illicit and illegal activity within the mostly unregulated sector is brought to light.

Money laundering and tax officials are reportedly seeking information from individuals who have insight and understanding of Binance Holding’s business model and operations.

Based in the Cayman Islands, the company has largely avoided U-S government oversight, until now.

Last year, a report detailed that Binance was home to more criminal activity than any other crypto exchange platform.

Company spokesperson Jessica Jung says Binance takes its legal obligations very seriously and always engages with regulators in a collaborative fashion.

US bodies have express concern that the platform is being used to conceal illegal transactions, including theft and drug deals.

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