The Shiba Inu (SHIB) community is well aware of the project’s expanding digital footprint. What started as a decentralized exchange, Shiba Inu’s range of offerings has now extended to blockchain, metaverse, and NFT gaming. As a result, its popularity has not been limited to a single geographical boundary and its influence is growing throughout the world. Here is a list of the countries where the Shiba Inu is greatly admired. (excluding the United States of America)
Italy – New SHIB Headquarters?
Starting with the most obvious, Italy. Shib’s team left no stone unturned in their efforts to penetrate the ‘Bel Paese’.
A collaboration with fast-food restaurant Welly’s gave SHIB locals and fans a taste of what’s next. The same was followed by a partnership with Italy-based fashion designer John Richmond, who brought a collection of Shiba Inu-themed garments to the public. Images of the SHIB token were regularly seen on trams, most notably, before Milan Fashion Week.
Venezuela and the adoption of SHIB
Venezuelans and their love for cryptocurrencies began in 2019 when hyperinflation gripped the nation and provided users with an alternative means of investment. Shiba Inu influencer Shib Informer shared an article last year that highlighted the growing influence of the Shiba Inu in Venezuela.
The country has several companies that accept SHIB as a valid payment method. The article said: “So far, at the time of publishing this article, at least 15 places accept SHIB. Between those stores they sell fast food, liquor, hardware, electronics, office supplies, services and more”. By December 2021, the number of places accepting SHIB had increased to 100.
SHIB x Australia
We are building something truly great together and we can’t WAIT to show you what’s coming! #SHIBARMY
— PlaySide Studios (@PlaysideStudios) January 31, 2022
Shiba Inu’s admiration among Australians came after the project teamed up with PlaySide Studious for the release of 2 card-based games. Elite Australian video game developer William Volk currently heads the alliance. Furthermore, a survey published by the Saxo Group showed that Shiba Inu is more popular in Australia than XRP and Cardano.
The fall in the value of the lira made cryptocurrencies extremely popular in Turkey. A report by The Guardian showed that roughly 5 million people in Turkey operate crypto trading accounts and the country sees more than a million crypto-related trades in a single day.
Although the Shiba Inu has yet to make a name for himself among the locals, he already has among some cabinet members. The Turkish SHIB team and former Economy Minister Mustafa Elitaş met in March to discuss the role of the Shiba Inu ecosystem.