Ryoshi’s recent social media wipe shook the crypto community to the core, and left a lot of SHIB Army members questioning what the dramatic turn of events might mean for the future of the dog-themed coin.
Thoughts on SHIB and the Outlook for Shibarium
The mysterious Ryoshi laid out his vision for the upcoming Shibarium in a blog post made on Medium, though it has now been deleted. The situation has left a SHIB’s holders wondering where they can find those key outlines. One member of the community, Cionny.eth, has solved the issue by minting an NFT of Ryoshi’s ‘I AM RYOSHI’ post on the Ethereum (ETH) blockchain. Cionny explained the motive behind the move in the following statement: “Decentralization. No one should be able to take down its vision.. Not even RYOSHI himself”. The constitutional NFT is available on OpenSea.
Decentralisation : no one should be able to take down its vision. Fudders, hackers, not even Ryoshi. I minted it as NFT, destroyed the account keys. Will live immutable in the blockchain, not for sale nor manipulation. A legacy to the new #SHIB generations https://t.co/uoBEevyCAp— cionny (@CionnyP) May 31, 2022
Some members of the SHIB community have expressed skepticism of the NFT, assuming that it was created in order to make a quick profit, but Cionny.eth has assured them that the keys to the original NFT were destroyed, ensuring that it is not about the money, but rather about preserving the Shiba Inu Founder’s vision.
An Attempt to Immortalize the Founder’s Ideas
Cionny later clarified that the Ryoshi NFT will serve as a “legacy to the new SHIB generation” and will “live immutable in the blockchain, not for sale nor manipulation”. Indeed, there have been plenty of attempts in the past to make money by minting NFTs of influential tweets, notable examples being Fyre Festival’s cheese sandwich, and Jack Dorsey’s first tweet, to name a few.
In conclusion, as Ryoshi said: “I have given you the gift of yourself. It is the process of self actualization realized through the playing field of blockchain”. This should serve as food for thought for many SHIB holders who are still not sure what to make of the disappearance of the mysterious Ryoshi.