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Shiba Inu (SHIB) burn tracker, Shibburn, has called out the creator of the meme coin, who goes by the pseudonym “Ryoshi”. The community project seemed to suggest that Ryoshi wasn’t acting in the best interest of the SHIB ecosystem.  

How “Ryoshi” Has Hampered SHIB’s Burn Rate

In a series of posts on their X (formerly Twitter) platform, Shibburn alleged that the founders of the token haven’t always been honest in their dealings. Specifically, the platform suggested that the founders have forestalled the token’s burn rate by refusing to burn over 103 trillion SHIB. This particular allegation stemmed from their statement about Ryoshi’s SHIB holdings.

Shibburn mentioned that Ryoshi lied about how much SHIB they held. They stated how the SHIB founder had, in their own words, claimed to hold “0 SHIB” as doing otherwise could bring about a conflict of interest. Meanwhile, that turned out to be a lie, as Ryoshi apparently holds over $1 billion worth of SHIB.

The founders have apparently gone to great lengths to hide their holdings as they keep moving them across separate wallets. In doing so, Shibburn believes that they have impeded the ecosystem’s growth as some of these tokens are meant to be burnt. Shibburn went as far as alleging that Ryoshi didn’t care about SHIB’s development and was only out for themselves.

Shiba Inu Founders Only Out To Enrich Themselves 

As part of the shocking revelations, Shibburn mentioned that Ryoshi may not be who many think of them as. Instead, they are said to be a “group of greedy investors” who are just looking to profit off the community. To achieve this, SHIB is said to be their “golden goose,” which they use as a means to enrich themselves. 

Besides Ryoshi, SHIB’s lead developer, Shytoshi Kusama, was also caught up in the mix. Shibburn accused the developer of not being a “real dev” and suggested that Shytoshi was also out to make profits off the community. One instance that they alluded to was how the developers allegedly rewarded themselves with a “large amount of $BONE” when ShibaSwap was created.

Shibburn hinted that was the reason why BONE was made a gas token for Shibarium, possibly in a bid to increase the token’s utility and make it more valuable. Shytoshi has yet to respond to these allegations neither has anything been posted on the official announcements blog, where the developers are known to give regular updates.

Shiba Inu also seems unfazed by these allegations. At the time of writing, the meme coin is trading at around $0.000008189, up in the last 24 hours, according to data from CoinMarketCap.