About five months ago, Vitalik Buterin, the co-founder of Ethereum (ETH), burned trillions of Shiba Inu (SHIB). According to current prices, the total amount of SHIB destroyed by Buterin would have become relatively $27.8 billion.
Back then, Buterin also donated 50 trillion SHIB worth $3.4 billion at current prices to India, which was battling with coronavirus pandemic at that time.
In Just Five Months, the Growth Has Been Massive
The success of Dogecoin (DOGE) since the beginning of 2021 has led to the rise of many copycats that aimed at stealing from its public attention and rivaling the meme coin’s growth to prominence. Arguably, among all these DOGE copycat coins, the most popular one is Shiba Inu (SHIB).
By mid-May this year, the Russian-Canadian programmer, who co-created Ethereum, was holding 50% of the coin’s total supply.
Back then, he decided to give out 50 trillion SHIB tokens to India Covid Relief Fund. Surprisingly, a week later, he burned 90% of his remaining Shiba Inu coins (410.24 trillion tokens) and vowed to donate the rest to charity organizations.
By the time of the burn, the transaction was worth $6,74 billion. Howbeit, in recent weeks, SHIB has significantly increased against the dollar, and this stash would now be worth $27.8 billion if not burned.
Currently, the amount of Shiba Inu (SHIB) in circulation and available to the public is 549,153,087,840,070.