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Meme Coins Go Wild: What Will Happen to Dogecoin, Shiba Inu, and BONK?

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Updated by Bary Rahma
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In Brief

  • Dogecoin faces challenges but shows potential for rebound, with possible surge to $1 amid rising speculation.
  • Shiba Inu sees community-driven 410.7 trillion token burning and investor interest, despite the recent price dip.
  • BONK experiences a sharp decline in value but could see potential relief, showcasing its volatile nature.
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The crypto market, known for its volatility, is perfectly exemplified by the recent fluctuations of popular meme coins like Dogecoin (DOGE), Shiba Inu (SHIB), and the emerging BONK. These digital currencies, reflective of broader market sentiments and investor behaviors, mirror the current state of the cryptocurrency industry and hint at its unpredictable nature.

Despite experiencing dips in their market value recently, partly due to shifting market dynamics and investor reactions, analysts are identifying factors that may signal a promising resurgence for DOGE, SHIB, and BONK in 2024.

The Leading Meme Coin, Dogecoin, Struggles

Dogecoin, the forerunner in the meme coin category, has faced its share of challenges. Its price has declined by over 16% over the past three weeks after failing to break past $0.11.

Amid the market’s downtrend, DOGE has been fighting to maintain its value above the $0.087 support level.

Despite facing selling pressure, the meme coin has the potential to rebound to the $0.15 to $0.20 range. According to technical analyst Big Chonis, Dogecoin is forming a bull flag, which could trigger a “rather quick” move to higher highs.

Dogecoin Price Projection
Dogecoin Price Projection. Source: TradingView

Meanwhile, an analyst at Because Bitcoin, Jackis, highlighted that each Dogecoin cycle has been kind of different yet “kinda same.” He pointed out that speculation around DOGE is significantly increasing as Elon Musk announced that X (formerly Twitter) will launch payment services in 2024.

Jackis believes that such a development could send Dogecoin toward $1.

Shiba Inu Whales Move and Community Efforts

Shiba Inu, another major player in the meme coin market, has seen significant activity from investors and the community. On-chain data from Whale Alert revealed a massive 4.25 trillion token movement between wallets, indicating strong investor interest.

Additionally, the Shiba Inu community has actively participated in burning tokens, with a recent burn rate increase of 17.6%, contributing to a total burn of 410.7 trillion tokens. Despite these efforts, SHIB’s price decreased by over 12% in the past two weeks, with a 27.5% gain over the last 30 days.

Shiba Inu Price Projection
Shiba Inu Price Projection. Source: TradingView

Regardless of the recent price fluctuation, technical analyst Kaleo advised “not to sleep” on Shiba Inu. Given Ethereum’s recent price breakout above $2,300, the analyst expects SHIB to follow suit.

“[I] wouldn’t be surprised if we see another god candle similar to October ’21 when [Shiba Inu] finally breaks out of this base range,” Kaleo said.

BONK Has a Turbulent Journey

BONK, a meme coin that gained rapid popularity on the Solana network, has experienced a significant decline in value. Over the past fortnight, its value dropped by 41%, with a 20.8% fall in just the last week.

Despite reaching an all-time high (ATH) of $0.00003416 per token on December 15, 2023, BONK’s value plunged by 57% from its peak. It currently trades at around $0.00001446, down 4.4% in the last 24 hours.

With a market cap of $887 million, BONK remains the third largest meme coin, trailing behind DOGE and SHIB.

BONK Price Projection
BONK Price Projection. Source: TradingView

After such an important price decline, a technical analyst under the pseudonym Cold Blooded Shiller said that BONK is bound for a potential bounce. Still, he remains cautious given the amount of people waiting for a rebound.

“Daily demand zone, last consolidation region before explosion upwards and of course Twitter emotions peaking to meme on the dude after losing some UPNL may be a nice combination of factors for relief,” Shiller affirmed.

The Future of Meme Coins

The future trajectory of these meme coins is shrouded in uncertainty. BONK’s recent decline reflects the volatile nature of meme cryptocurrencies, which are heavily influenced by market sentiment and investor behavior. Dogecoin’s struggle to maintain support levels and Shiba Inu’s community-driven initiatives underscore the unpredictable dynamics of these digital currencies.

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As these meme coins navigate through market turbulence, they continue to attract attention from both casual investors and crypto enthusiasts. The blend of social media influence, community engagement, and market forces makes the meme coin sector an intriguing aspect of the broader cryptocurrency market.

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Bary Rahma
Bary Rahma is a talented journalist who graduated from New York University with a degree in Journalism. In her extensive career, she has worked for renowned media outlets such as CNN, showcasing her investigative skills and storytelling abilities. Currently, Bary contributes her expertise to BeInCrypto, where she crafts insightful articles on the dynamic crypto industry. In addition to her work at BeInCrypto, she has contributed her expertise as a content writer for Binance, creating...