Mexican cryptocurrency exchange Bitso has announced that Shiba Inu (CRYPTO: SHIB), the self-described “Dogecoin (CRYPTO: DOGE) killer,” is now available for trading on its platform.
What Happened: Bitso took to Twitter to welcome Shiba Inu to its platform, noting that the cryptocurrency is competing for a place among the world’s ten largest cryptocurrencies by market capitalization.
¡Bienvenida Shiba Inu ($SHIB) A @Bitso ! @Shibtoken es el token con nombre de raza de perro japonesa que fue lanzada en Agosto de 2020 y compite por un lugar entre el top 10 de las criptos con mayor market cap
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— Bitso (@Bitso) January 11, 2022
Bitso now supports trading for 16 cryptocurrencies, including Shiba Inu. Dogecoin is not listed on the cryptocurrency exchange’s platform.
Bitso attained unicorn status in May last year after raising $250 million in a Series C funding round led by investors such as venture capital firm Tiger Global and hedge fund Coatue Management. It reached a valuation of $2.2 billion.
See Also: How To Buy Shiba Inu Coin (SHIB)
Why It Matters: Shiba Inu is currently listed on several major cryptocurrency exchanges across the world, including Binance and Coinbase Global Inc. (NASDAQ:COIN).
It was reported in December that brokerage platform Robinhood Markets Inc. (NASDAQ:HOOD) could be looking into listing Shiba Inu as early as this month.
Major retailers such as Newegg Commerce Inc. (NASDAQ:NEGG) now accept Shiba Inu as a means of payment.
Movie theater chain AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. (NYSE:AMC) said last week it is “well on track” to accept Dogecoin and Shiba Inu for online concession and ticket purchases in the first quarter of this year.
Dogecoin currently ranks twelfth and Shiba Inu ranks fourteenth among the largest cryptocurrencies based on market capitalization, as per CoinMarketCap data.
Price Action: Shiba Inu is up 6.2% during the last 24 hours, trading at $0.00002857 at press time, while Dogecoin is up 5.9% to $0.1532.
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