Trouble For SHIB? Founder Deletes All Social MediaMay 30, 2022 10:28 am
At ProCoinNews, we’re not “maxis” for any one coin.
We’re not BTC maxis, or XRP maxis or even DIVI or ETH or LTC maxis.
We want to see the entire crypto space do well.
We do happen to think that certain coins are positioned to succeed longterm based upon empirical evidence like Brad Garlinghouse attending Davos and being featured on the WEF website:
Hard to ignore details like that.
But we want to see all do well…
We’d love to see DOGE at $1 and SHIB at even $.01…we’re rooting for HODLers of all different coins.
That said, something new has popped up today that is giving some cause for concern in the SHIB community.
It may be nothing, but it’s certainly newsworthy so we are going to cover it.
SHIB founder “Ryoshi” just deleted all his Tweets and most other social media…poof, gone overnight.
Take a look:
JUST IN: Shiba Inu founder Ryoshi has deleted all his tweets and blog posts.https://t.co/F5wULlO5sL
— Watcher.Guru (@WatcherGuru) May 30, 2022
“Ryoshi” is much like “Satoshi”…an unknown founder, with what is assumed to be a pseudonymous name.
From the Economic Times:
The world still doesn’t know who Satoshi Nakamoto is other than the fact that he is the creator of Bitcoin. So, like Bitcoin, Shiba Inu was created anonymously under the pseudonym Ryoshi. Similarly, the world doesn’t know the brains behind this ecosystem. For all we know, Ryoshi could be an individual or a group.
His Medium account has also been deleted:
According to Watcher.guru:
The founder of Shiba Inu, Ryoshi has deleted all his previous tweets and his Twitter handle has nothing to show. In addition, Ryoshi has also deleted all Shiba Inu blogs including the first one- ‘All Hail the Shiba’. All the four SHIB blogs have been deleted on the Medium platform and the webpage shows “410. User deactivated or deleted their account.”
Surprisingly, at the same time last year on May 30, 2021, Ryoshi had published his fourth blog, and now a year later, all of it is deleted. Also, Ryoshi had tweeted his last during May last year and has mostly stayed away from posting. A year later, the founder has come back only to delete all his posts, and blogs and changed his profile picture.
Ryoshi’s profile picture has been changed to Buddhist Jetsun Milarepa, a famous Tibetan poet, and yogi. Similarly, his header picture has also been changed to ‘half moon’ above the cloud. The SHIB founder’s bio previously read, “SHIB and LEASH Founder. We Do it for teh ppl.” The Twitter bio is now empty as he deleted the old bio, along with tweets and blogs.
The deleted posts suggest that Ryoshi has almost disappeared on social media. His sudden deletion of posts has confused the community as there’s no information about his whereabouts. It is not known if the deletion of posts is according to an upcoming announcement or has left for good.
Some have theorized this is a big publicity stunt and “Ryoshi” may return to announce some new features of SHIB.
Others have speculated he could have been hacked and the victim of someone deleting his accounts.
Time will tell.
In the meantime, can you imagine if David Schwartz and Brad Garlinghouse suddenly deleted all their social media and just disappeared?
I suspect it would not be taken well.
SHIB also has an interesting connection to Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin…
From the Economic Times:
The Vitalik connection
Well, here is an interesting story. The creator of Shiba Inu, Ryoshi, sent 50% of Shiba Token to Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin.
We don’t know for sure whether it was sent for safekeeping or as a marketing vigil. Buterin donated the cumulative value of more than 50 trillion Shiba Inu coins to a COVID-19 relief fund in India. Shortly after that, Buterin “burned”—or permanently removed from circulation 90% of the remaining supply by sending it over to an inaccessible wallet.
What do you think?
Are you still holding SHIB for the long haul?
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