Crypto whales are loading up on more Shiba Inu (SHIB) following news of the altcoin project’s potential expansion into the metaverse.
Whale-tracking platform WhaleStats reports that of the top 100 Ethereum wallets holding SHIB, the average balance increased by a whopping 42.7% to 2.523 billion in the past 24 hours alone.
The quick accumulation puts the average value of Shiba Inu sitting in each of these wallets at over $100 million at time of writing.
The massive accumulation comes in the wake of the Shiba Inu team announcing that the company has hired gaming industry veteran William Volk to help guide its foray into the metaverse.
— Shib (@Shibtoken) November 26, 2021
Volk brings decades of video game experience to his new role, including having previously served as vice president of technology for industry leader Activision.
In a blog post by SHIB developer Shytoshi Kusama, he explains that while the overall project remains decentralized, Shiba Inu Games will utilize skilled contractors to create a product compatible with the Apple and Android operating systems.
“The only way to create a 7-figure game that is worthy of 1 million FriendShibs is to find a perfectly fitting AAA studio and build it with them. However, landing a great AAA game studio that has worked with the likes of Disney and Warner Bros. isn’t enough. To manage making a game, from concept to completion, requires dedication, experience, connections and wisdom that only a few people can provide.
I’m happy to announce that the consultant who will lead the charge for the Shiba Inu Games version of the Shiboshi game is none other than William David Volk. Will has seen the vision in full (and knows the AAA studio) so I’m actually excited to share his quote on working with on this unique project:
‘I am honored to be working with an amazing team on what will become one of the most significant games of all time.’”
At time of writing, SHIB is up 4.78% on the day to $0.00004. It is one of the best-performing cryptos of the year, currently up over 73,000,000% since November of 2020.
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