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2023-12-08 10:08 AM

Bonk Token Rises to Fame, Becoming Third Top Dog Token

  • Bonk Token's Significant Growth: Bonk, a Shiba Inu-themed token, has experienced over 1,000% growth in the past month, bolstered by capital inflows to the Solana blockchain.
  • Third-Largest Dog-Themed Token: Bonk's recent surge has made it the third-largest dog-themed token by market capitalization, surpassing Floki and BabyDogeCoin.
  • Rising Trading Volume and Leveraged Bets: The token's trading volume has seen a substantial increase, and traders are placing highly leveraged bets, reflecting its growing popularity and dynamic market presence.
By Nonhlanhla

The resurgence of dog-themed tokens has seen significant returns for investors, with Bonk, a Shiba Inu-themed token, leading the charge. In South Africa, where interest in diverse crypto assets is growing, Bonk’s recent performance is drawing attention.

Bonk’s Remarkable Growth on the Solana Blockchain

Introduced in December, Bonk has witnessed over 1,000% growth in the past month, fueled by capital inflows to the Solana blockchain and increased interest in high-risk tokens. A 70% surge since Sunday has propelled Bonk to the third-largest dog-themed token position, with a market capitalization surpassing $500 million (ZAR 9,455 million), outdoing Floki (FLOKI) at $400 million (ZAR 7,564 million) and BabyDogeCoin at $350 million (ZAR 6,619 million).

Integration and Adoption within the Solana Ecosystem

Originally a meme coin, Bonk quickly gained traction in the Solana ecosystem, with several projects incorporating it for NFT payments. Some have even introduced burn mechanisms for NFT-related events. Bonk’s development team comprises 22 individuals, all experienced in decentralized applications (dapps) and NFTs on Solana.

Rising Trading Volume and Leveraged Bets

Since October, the Solana ecosystem’s growing popularity has significantly boosted Bonk’s appeal. Trading volume spiked to $80 million (ZAR 1,513 million) on Tuesday, a dramatic increase from the $8 million (ZAR 151 million) daily average at November’s start. This surge in trading volume is mirrored in South Africa’s crypto market, reflecting a heightened interest in alternative crypto assets.

High Leverage and Open Interest

Traders have been placing highly leveraged bets on Bonk, with open interest in futures positions reaching $100 million (ZAR 1,891 million), a stark contrast to less than $10 million (ZAR 189 million) at the beginning of November. This trend indicates a robust and dynamic market for Bonk, aligning with South Africa’s evolving and vibrant cryptocurrency landscape.

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Nonhlanhla P Dube is a senior news reporter. Nonhlanhla is a student of International Relations at the University of South Africa. She reports primarily on personal finance and economics. You can contact her on: Email:

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