“I am just a guy who taps at a keyboard, and I’m replaceable.” Ryoshi, the founder of Shiba Inu previously stated that he was Ryoshi.
After deleting all their tweets this week, Ryoshi, pseudonymous Shiba inu ( SHIB), has left the community.
Ryoshi, like Satoshi Nakamoto ( BTC ), is still unknown. Ryoshi was the founder of Bitcoin ( ). The project launched in August 2020. They have also maintained a hands-off approach towards the memecoin, similar to Dogecoin’s ( DOGE ) founders Jackson Palmer and Billy Markus.
Shytoshi Kusama, one of the lead developers, has stated that the project will continue and “actualize Ryoshi’s vision and plan to this grand experiment” in building a decentralized mecoin ecosystem.
Ryoshi hinted that they would eventually leave Shiba Inu, although they frequently played down their importance and role in the organization. The founder, according to a Medium post that has since been deleted, said :
“I have always said that I am not an important person and that I am a nobody. Even if we succeed in revealing my identity, it would be difficult. I am just a guy who taps at a keyboard. I can be replaced. I am Ryoshi.”
Ryoshi’s twitter account is still active, but all activity has been wiped clean. Two blog posts bidding goodbye to the ShibArmy remain up on Medium. Some members suggest that the posts could be fraudulent and were created under Ryoshi’s account.
This idea seems plausible as Ryoshi’s previous reports link to Ryoshi’s blog now bare “user deactivated/deleted their account” despite another account being created using the same name and with his profile picture.
“I am not important and I will soon be gone.” Take the SHIBA, and travel upwards frens,” reads the first post, while the second adds: “Every Shibarmy Is Ryoshi.” It is not a representation of someone, but the glory Shibarmy! END.”
In spite of the dangers of Medium’s tom-foolery, Shytoshi Kushama published an blog post on Tuesday. It said goodbye to Ryoshi, and reiterated his commitment to the founder’s vision to move the project forward.
Ryoshi’s ethos to remain anonymous and have no input into the direction of Shib makes our mythos more mysterious and impressive.” We have built from nothing, never received an exchange for a listing and have revolutionized the’meme’ tokens industry by growing exponentially.
“Shib, Leash, Bone, Treat, ShibaSwap, Shi, Shibarium. Also, note the concept of LOCAL Shib zones (meetups), such as what we see in ShibaZone and eventually Shibacon. These two elements are important to me and all our projects support or use one or more of them,” the post said.
The news has not had an impact on the price of SHIB. In fact, the memecoin gained 3.1% in the last 24 hours to hover at $0.00001209.
Although the asset has dropped 86% from its October 2021 high of $0.00008616, SHIB is still up 54% compared to 12 month ago. This is a remarkable feat that is not repeated across other major assets.