Pseudonymous Shiba Inu (SHIB) founder ‘Ryoshi’ has walked away from the community after deleting all of their Tweets and blog posts this week.
Much like Bitcoin (BTC) founder Satoshi Nakamoto, Ryoshi’s identity has remained unknown since the project launched in August 2020. Additionally, they have also held a hands-off approach to the memecoin much like Dogecoin (DOGE) founders Billy Markus and Jackson Palmer.
Lead developers such as ‘Shytoshi Kusama’ have stated that the project will carry on and continue to “actualize Ryoshi’s vision and plan for this grand experiment” of building a decentralized memecoin ecosystem.
Ryoshi has hinted on several occasions that they would eventually walk away, as they often played down their significance and role in Shiba Inu. In a since-deleted Medium post, the founder reportedly said:
“I have said from the beginning, I am a nobody, I am not important. The efforts to unmask my “identity” even if successful would be underwhelming. I am just some guy of no consequence tapping at a keyboard and I am replaceable. I am Ryoshi.”
As it stands, Ryoshi’s Twitter account is still up but with all activity wiped clean, while two blog posts bidding farewell to the ShibArmy are still up on Medium. However, some members have suggested that these posts may be from a scammer who created a new account under Ryoshi’s name.
The idea appears plausible, as previous reports linking to Ryoshi’s blog now bare the message “user deactivated or deleted their account,” despite another account being up using his same name and profile…