Ryoshi, the pseudonymous founder of Shiba Inu, has walked away from the community. But before that, he deleted all his social media posts – tweets and blog posts. Shiba Inu’s lead developer Shytoshi Kusama said the project will continue and work on Ryoshi’s vision. The project will plan for the grand experiment of building a decentralized meme coin ecosystem.
The Shiba Inu founder had hinted that he would eventually walk away from the project. He had played down his role and significance in the meme coin project. Ryoshi, in a Medium post, highlighted that he is a nobody and not important. He said efforts to unmask his identity would be underwhelming. The founder added that he is just some guy of no consequence tapping at a keyboard. He further said that he is replaceable.
But Ryoshi’s Twitter account is still up. But the activity has been deleted. Moreover, two blog posts – a farewell to the ShibArmy – are still on Medium. However, the word floating around is that these posts may be scammers who created a new account under Ryoshi’s name. Sources said this is plausible as previous reports linking to Ryoshi’s blog now say “user deactivated or deleted their account”. It should be noted that there is another account using the same name and profile picture.
In a blog post on May 31, Shytoshi Kusama said goodbye to Ryoshi. The lead developer reiterated the commitment to the founder’s vision for the project. He said the ethos of Ryoshi to remain anonymous and have no input on the direction of Shib remains the team’s mythos. It is more mystic and impressive. Kusama highlighted that they have built from nothing and revolutionized meme tokens by growing exponentially.