What would crypto be without canine-based tokens? Probably a lot less chaotic, but that didn’t stop an anonymous dude called ‘Ryoshi’ from creating Shiba Inu in 2020 — which, thanks to the so-called ‘Shib Army’ and Vitalik Buterin famously burning 40% of the supply, saw massive gains during 2021. Unlike fellow crypto-canine DOGE which operates on its own blockchain, Shiba Inu is based on Ethereum to give it increased scalability. To date, some of its use cases include an NFT "artistic Shiba movement" and a campaign via AmazonSmile to collect donations to rescue real Shiba Inu dogs. Pretty cool.