Shiba Inu Metaverse developers blacklisted a user’s wallet address late Tuesday for drawing a swastika using the project’s metaverse land. The team in an official statement said the metaverse will place the wallet identifying the hate symbol – violation on the blacklist. The user will never be able to participate in any and all areas of the platform.
The incident began with the launch of the Shiba Inu metaverse land sale on April 12. Shiba Inu enthusiasts were able to bid on metaverse lands for 0.2 to 1.0 Ether (ETH) each. Whenever a user bid on a piece of land, the color turned from grey to black. Members of the Shiba Inu Discord community discovered on April 15 that a malignant user was bidding on land in a way that formed a swastika. SHIB holders quickly began bidding on land around the hate symbol until it turned into a window shape.
The team saw that most SHIB enthusiasts supported their decision to block the malignant user and create a community more heavily curated toward acceptance and positivity. SHIB: The Metaverse tweeted that the safety of the community and partners is their highest priority. It highlighted that action will be taken for creating a negative environment within the space.
Shiba Inu outlined that it will not tolerate the use of hate speech, displays of intolerance or bigotry through words, actions, symbolism, etc. It will not allow any account or individual to incite harm towards others.