Shiba Inu, the popular meme cryptocurrency, has been under scrutiny by the crypto community over allegations of copying code from Shibarium, another decentralized finance (DeFi) project. Shibarium is a platform that aims to provide a range of DeFi services, including staking, liquidity provision, and yield farming, to Shiba Inu coin holders. However, recent claims suggest that the developers of Shiba Inu may have taken the Shibarium code without permission. This controversy has sparked a debate about plagiarism and intellectual property in the cryptocurrency space, and has raised concerns about the authenticity and credibility of Shiba Inu.
The Shiba Inu community is currently dealing with a possible scandal, as rumors suggest that the Shibarium code may have been copied from another blockchain. The beta version of Shibarium was recently released, and additional technical details such as Chain ID, RPC nodes, block explorer, faucet, and bridge were unveiled, which led to suspicions that the developers copied Rinia blockchain’s genesis file and forgot to change the chain ID. A community member raised the accusation in Shiba Inu’s official Discord channel, causing an uproar within the community.
However, other prominent community members dispelled the rumor, stating that blockchains can operate independently with the same chain ID. They also emphasized that the accusation is based on very little evidence and that there are no rules for selecting a chain ID.
Amidst this turmoil, lead developer Kusama has yet to make a comment on the allegations, causing further dismay in the community. At the time of writing, the SHIB price was down 9% in the last 24 hours, trading at $0.00001045.