Shiba Inu’s anonymous founder and creator, Ryoshi, has disappeared from all online channels, causing speculations to run rampant.
PR Stunt Or Social Media Detox?
The creator of meme-based cryptocurrency Shiba Inu, who was only known by his pseudonym “Ryoshi,” has wiped out his entire online presence, deleting all his tweets, including his reply tweets. Furthermore, he has removed his bio, which used to read, “SHIB and LEASH Founder. We Do it for teh ppl.” So now, his bio is sitting empty.
The community is utterly confused as there has been no information regarding his whereabouts. Another interesting point to note is that Ryoshi has changed the profile picture of his Twitter handle to that of a famous Tibetan poet and yogi, Buddhist Jetsun Milarepa. It has led to some people in the community wondering if Ryoshi is following the paths of Buddhism and giving up all his material belongings and social connections. On the other hand, speculation is ripe that all of this could be a PR stunt to build up anticipation and grab eyeballs for an upcoming project announcement. A lack of information from the official Shiba Inu handle has also led people to believe that the move might be in preparation for a larger reveal. For instance, it could be news related to the recently launched Shiba Inu metaverse project.
Did Ryoshi Tease His Own Disappearance?
He has also deleted all the Shiba Inu blogs that he had written and published on the Medium platform as well as deactivated his Medium account. This includes the first Shiba Inu blog ever, titled “All Hail the Shiba.” However, members of the community have unearthed the text of the blogs from the internet. In the “All Hail the Shiba” blog, Ryoshi had written,
“I am not important, and one day I will be gone without notice. Take the SHIBA and journey upwards frens.”
Many have interpreted the text to mean that Ryoshi himself predestined his disappearance, especially if the timing is to be taken into consideration. According to data from the digital archiving initiative, Wayback Machine, the last tweet Ryoshi posted was back on May 29, 2021, which is exactly a year before he deleted everything.
The memecoin Shiba Inu has been dogged by controversy quite a bit. For example, back in December 2021, Shiba Inu promoter Shytoshi Kusama was embroiled in a Twitter battle with Canadian online healthcare firm, AskTheDoctor, which involved threats of lawsuits and doxxing.
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Amara is a graduate in Business Management, and has been following the world of crypto since 2019. Having a keen eye for detail, Amara enjoys finding breaking stories via Twitter, official press releases and website blog posts. Outside of crypto, Amara enjoys rock climbing, dancing and spending time with her siblings.