Shiba Inu (SHIB) Lead Dev Clears Up New Token Rumors

• Shytoshi Kusama, the lead developer of Shiba Inu (SHIB), has cleared up rumors that he is affiliated with a copycat token Paw (PAW).
• Kusama shared a donation link to support victims affected by the Turkey earthquake.
• The Valentine’s Day launch of Shibarium remains uncertain.

Shiba Inu Developer Clears Up Token Rumors

Shytoshi Kusama, the lead developer of Shiba Inu (SHIB), has officially distanced himself from the new copycat token Paw (PAW) and clarified that he has nothing to do with it. This announcement was made in response to allegations from within the SHIB Army on both Twitter and Discord that $PAW was engaging in pump-and-dump schemes.

Kusama Calls for Crypto Donations for Earthquake Victims

In addition, Kusama also sent out a call for crypto donations for victims affected by an earthquake in Turkey and Syria. He provided a donation link that supports BEP20, Avalanche, and ERC-20 tokens, which can be used to send SHIB transfers on the Ethereum network.

Valentine’s Day Shibarium Launch Remains Uncertain

Despite Valentine’s Day being speculated as the launch date of Shibarium – Shiba Inu’s Layer-2 solution – there is still no official news regarding its release yet. Despite this disappointment, members of the SHIB Army have continued to remain hopeful and patient while they await further information regarding Shibarium’s launch date.

Cautionary Message From Shytoshi Kusama

Kusama ended his tweet with a cautionary message: „Be careful #Shibarmy, many wolves in Shib’s clothing.“ This was likely a reference to DefiKraken falsely endorsing an unrelated token as part of Shiba Inu’s ecosystem. Hence, it is important for people involved in crypto to stay vigilant against fraudulent activities and scams especially when it comes to investing or donating money or tokens.


Ultimately, it is essential for members of any crypto community – including SHIB Army – to remain alert against potential pump-and-dump schemes and other fraudulent activities. It is also important for people involved in crypto to donate what they can towards disaster relief efforts like those occurring in Turkey at this time.