The price of Shiba Inu (SHIB) rose more than 20%, reaching a high of $0.00001289 on Wednesday. The catalyst for the pump is the highly anticipated launch of the Shibarium Layer-2 blockchain. In addition, South Korea’s largest crypto exchange Upbit, which announced the listing of Shiba Inu (SHIB) against the Korean Won (KRW), also contributed to the rally.

Shiba Inu Breaks 20% Higher Amid Huge Demand

Sentiment from the Shib Inu community was positive as core developer Shytoshi Kusama and the Shiba Inu ecosystem hinted at the launch of Shiba Inu’s Layer-2 blockchain solution.

The official Shibarium Network Twitter account had already started releasing documents related to the launch of Shibarium Beta. Preparations for the launch of Shibarium are almost complete and the community will be notified of the date shortly.

Meanwhile, South Korea’s largest crypto exchange, Upbit, announced on Jan. 18 that it would be taking on Shiba Inu against Korean Won (KRW). It allows users to trade SHIB in South Korean currency. The exchange also added the GAL/BTC trading pair.

Due to the change in the method of depositing and withdrawing digital assets, the crypto exchange supports SHIB deposits from the ERC-20 network. Deposits from SHIB through other networks such as BSC are not supported.

SHIB Breakout above descending channel

Meme coin Shiba Inu has finally broken out above the declining channel amid rising speculation surrounding the Shibarium Beta launch by the Shiba Inu team in early 2023.

While SHIB price has been trading higher since the start of the year, it has a breakout above the 5-month descending channel in the daily time frame. Thus, it indicates an upcoming rally in SHIB.

In addition, the trading volume has increased by almost 150% in the past 24 hours, indicating increasing interest from traders.

Shiba Inu (SHIB) Price in daily time frame

Meanwhile, Shibarium’s gas token BONE is trading at $1.54, up 12% over the past 24 hours. The 24-hour low and high are $1.37 and $1.55 respectively.

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