“I just want to know why, we, a billion dollar project that paid $10m dollars to develop our layer 2, have another projects Chain ID,” wrote one user.
A series of events erupted in the official Shiba Inu Discord on March 17 when a top-ranked community member, Steve, alleged that the Shibarium layer-2 beta testnet and the Rinia testnet, an existing blockchain, had identical chain IDs.
Steve also alleged that “there’s no way for it to be taken over without shytoshi and kaal [Shiba Inu developers] specifically having coms with him and asking him to reboot (tricking him) so they could take his genesis file and steal his work.” To which Kaal responded:
Kaal then stated that “without getting into any fist fights,” a new version of the Shibraium beta network with a new chain ID would be deployed. However, the incident intensified later in the day when Steve raised another concern, this time comparing two screenshots to show the alleged similarity between the Shibarium alpha testnet and Polygon’s Mumbai testnet:
At the time of publication, Shiba Inu (SHIB) is down 4.65% over the past 24 hours to trade at $0.00001047. Cointelegraph has not independently verified the allegations nor responses brought by the Shiba community.
Steve’s original post alleging plagiarism for Shibarium. Developers have denied the allegation. Source: Shiba Inu Discord