Shiba Inu’s (SHIB) community’s resolution was tested following Shibarum’s launch, as the network didn’t get off to the best start, dragging SHIB’s price down in the process. However, the community’s faith didn’t waiver, and now, it is in celebratory mode as Shibarium marks a major milestone just a day after its relaunch.
Shibarium Wallets Cross 100,000
Members of the SHIB community have stormed social media to celebrate this major milestone, with many users on the X (formerly Twitter) platform posting several tweets in this regard with the hashtag “#SHIBARMYSTRONG.”
According to data from block explorer Shibariumscan, over 100,000 wallets have been created on the Shibarium network since going live. This figure signifies an increase of over 35,000 wallets created since Shibarium relaunched yesterday.
Shibarium’s lead developer, Shytoshi Kusama, announced on August 28 that the network was ready for “prime time” and that the network was going to be reopened to the public. As part of the announcement, he noted that Shibarium had accumulated over 65,000 wallets before the relaunch.
Since then, new users have flocked to the network, with the total number of wallet addresses on the network standing at around 101,658 (at the time of writing). That represents more than a 50% increase in the number of users on the network since it relaunched.
This figure may not surprise the SHIB community, considering that Kusama had earlier credited them for the “massive influx of transactions and users” that overwhelmed the network upon launch.
Such a milestone suggests that the SHIB community remains bullish on the layer-2 network despite the difficulties it experienced upon launch. Shibarium is projected to become a major player in the decentralized finance (DeFi) space as demand for the network increases.
The network’s success is also expected to significantly impact the Shiba Inu token, considering that it is one of the governance tokens on the network. As such, its value should rise as trading activity on Shibarium increases.
SHIB recovers above $0.000008 | Source: SHIBUSD on Tradingview.com
More To Come, Says Shiba Inu Lead Dev
In his update on Shibarium’s restart, Kusama noted that there was more to come for the network as it continues to build. He further stated that the team would keep providing Shibarium updates on their official channels.
As part of these updates, Kusama announced on their official Telegram channel that the official WBone will be launched shortly, stating that the contract verification “should be up early this week.”
He also mentioned that there are plans to renounce BONE’s token contract. BONE is one of the governance tokens on the Shibarium network. With this development, the token’s developer will no longer be able to make future changes in a move that strengthens holders’ confidence.
Shibaswap, Shiba Inu’s decentralized exchange (DEX), will also be moved to Shibarium. The DEX is currently built on the Ethereum network. This marks part of the efforts to move all Shiba Inu-related products to the layer-2 network.
Kusama noted that Shibarium was still “very early” and had a long way to go. However, he will continue to focus on “building decentralized systems and showcasing projects.”
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