Shiba Inu (SHIB) Community Reacts To David Gokhshtein’s Leadership Claims

YouTuber David Gokhshtein aims to overthrow the mysterious Shytoshi Kusama, but the SHIB army is not having it.

David Gokhshtein dressed as a dog is stending in front of a cartoon dog with clothes on

Popular social influencer and YouTuber David Gokhshtein took to Twitter to state that he is “the unofficial leader of $SHIB.” The assertion has received immense backlash from the SHIB Army, as many members of the widest crypto community beg to differ.


A crypto enthusiast who goes by the name ShibTooShib said “sorry bro, like you and all, but leader is a stretch.” While some comments are harsher than others, a few members of the SHIB Army took the opportunity to ask the self-proclaimed leader of Shiba Inu (SHIB): “Wen Shibarium?”

What does the SHIB Army Really Need?

The founder of Gokhshtein Media added more fuel to the fire by demanding his Twitter audience “kneel before him” six hours after the initial tweet. To that, one SHIB holder replied “I’ll stick with Shytoshi Kusama, thanks”, while a crypto consultant who goes by the handle HaleyHiDef(i) warned Mr. Gokhshtein that he had “crossed the line”, just when the SHIB Army started liking him.

One crypto enthusiast, who goes by the name Shib311, called the entrepreneur out on how he had treated SHIB before ShibaSwap was launched.

“Some of us haven't forgotten. I don’t care how many twitter followers you have or if you have your own media corp.”

In addition, quite a few crypto enthusiasts started chanting “#SHIBARMY leads itself”, thus showing the true spirit of decentralization.

SHIB Burn Rate Catapults 1,264%

Further on, the sensitive topic of the SHIB burning mechanism has been touched. Besides, crypto influencer SHIB BPP added that the SHIB Army needs more builders, as there are many upcoming projects that could use some extra hands in Shibarium, SHIB: The Metaverse, and the blockchain edition of the Shiba Eternity collectible card game.


Interestingly, the Shiba Inu (SHIB) burn rate skyrocketed by 1264% shortly after David Gokhshtein’s message. While 1 million of Shiba Inu (SHIB) tokens set ablaze during the last day might not seem like a lot in the bigger picture, but warriors of the SHIB Army are finding out new ways to set flame to their beloved canine tokens.

On the Flipside

  • Despite SHIB gaining social mentions and the boosted burn rate, it hasn’t been reflected in its market price.
  • Friday morning, the popular memecoin still trades below the crucial support line.
  • At press time, the canine token changes hands at $0.00000914, according to CoinGecko.

Why You Should Care

The dog-themed crypto Shiba Inu (SHIB) has the most active crypto community on Twitter, with Shiba Inu-related hashtags constantly trending.

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Tadas Klimasevskis

Tadas Klimaševskis is a Lithuanian journalist at DailyCoin, specializing in covering the lighter side of the crypto industry such as memecoins and pop culture in the metaverse. He has experience as a music artist, English language teacher, and freelance writer, and uses his creative writing skills to summarize valuable information in his work. He is also a strong believer in the potential of blockchain and spends his free time listening to music, traveling, and watching basketball games.