Meme Coins Take Over: Shiba Inu Leads the Charge on Indian Crypto Exchange WazirX

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Meme coins, known for their internet humour and often volatile nature, have surprisingly captured the attention of Indian cryptocurrency investors. This is evident on WazirX, one of India’s leading crypto exchanges, where meme coins dominated the trading scene in March.

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Meme Coin Mania on WazirX

In a significant shift, all of the top five most traded tokens on WazirX for March were meme coins, with Shiba Inu (SHIB) leading the pack. This statistic highlights a growing fascination with meme-based cryptocurrencies among Indian traders. This trend coincides with tighter regulations on foreign exchanges, potentially driving more users towards local platforms like WazirX.

Shiba Inu, the self-proclaimed Dogecoin killer, has emerged as the top dog. It surpassed its meme coin rivals and surprisingly outpaced Bitcoin in terms of trading volume on WazirX in March.

Beyond the Meme: SHIB Seeks Utility

The rise of SHIB reflects a broader trend – meme coins are no longer seen as purely speculative investments. The SHIB team is actively working to expand the project’s utility beyond its meme coin origins. Initiatives like the ShibaSwap decentralized exchange (DEX) platform and the Shibarium layer-2 blockchain aim to provide long-term value and fuel sustained growth for the token. The overall sentiment surrounding meme coins seems positive, further boosting SHIB’s appeal.

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SHIB’s Price Performance: A Mixed Bag

While SHIB remains a popular token, it has experienced a recent price dip. Over the past 24 hours, its trading volume fell 34% to $200.7 million, and its market ranking slipped to 12th according to Coinmarketcap data. However, looking at a broader timeframe, SHIB still boasts a 14% profit over the last 30 days, following an impressive rally of over 200% in March.

The Future of Meme Coins in India

The dominance of meme coins on WazirX is a fascinating development in the Indian crypto market. Whether this trend is sustainable or a fad remains to be seen. However, it certainly highlights the growing interest in alternative cryptocurrencies among Indian investors, with meme coins playing a surprisingly prominent role.


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