Shiba Inu’s ambitious Shibarium network is making progress towards a renewed public launch following an unsuccessful initial introduction earlier this month.
The project’s primary developer, who goes by the alias Shytoshi Kusama, disclosed in an update that the team has been tirelessly working to address the problems the network had during its initial debut.
Kusama pointed out that the network is about to reopen to the public with new safeguards in place to avoid a recurrence of the earlier issues.
Kusama expressed confidence in Shibarium’s improved state following a rigorous testing and parameter-adjusting phase.
The network, according to the developer, is currently generating blocks.
These, which were both developed to lessen the effects of high traffic levels, include rate restriction at the RPC (Remote Procedure Call) level and an automatic server reset feature.
Shibarium, a layer-2 platform based on Ethereum, uses SHIB coins for transaction fees.
This action is part of a larger plan to improve Shiba Inu’s standing in the blockchain community.
The network positions itself as a cost-effective settlement solution for decentralised finance (DeFi) projects, with a primary focus on metaverse and gaming applications.
On its initial launch, Shibarium attracted millions of wallets.
Shibarium showed encouraging results during its initial testing period, drawing millions of wallets and enabling more than 22 million transactions over the course of four months.
However, there were significant difficulties during the network’s official introduction. Within hours of being online, transactions ceased, leaving a sizable sum of money stuck as a result of a broken bridge—a device used to transmit tokens across several networks.
Notably, the turbulent launch caused the price of SHIB tokens to decline by 10%.
The problems were quickly fixed by the developers, who blamed the outages on a massive surge of transactions that surpassed the network’s processing power.
They refuted assertions that there was a bridge issue and demonstrated that the increased transaction load caused servers to malfunction.
After the disastrous debut, the network was briefly shut down to the general public.
Team Shiba Inu Gets Ready for a Relaunch
Now that the company claims the issues have been fixed, relaunch preparations are in the works.
In preparation for the network’s reopening to the public, validators—entities that offer compute resources for processing transactions on the network—are being gradually introduced into network operations.
On this front, Kusama gave an update, pointing out the completion of testing and the anticipated activation of additional validators.
This is a crucial step in the process of reopening the network to the public.
According to data from CoinMarketCap as of this writing, SHIB token values have dropped 21.94% during the last week.