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Shiba Inu Lead Dev Responds To Vitalik Buterin Comment about SHIB Price

The popular meme-inspired cryptocurrency Shiba Inu (SHIB) saw renewed momentum after Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin shared his reflections on its performance. His comments drew a bullish response from the project’s lead, Shytoshi Kusama, further fueling positive sentiment among the ‘SHIB Army’.

Vitalik Buterin’s SHIB Reflections

In a tweet, Buterin shared his thoughts on his decision to donate a large amount of his Shiba Inu holdings, a gift from the project’s founder in 2021, to crypto relief. Buterin stated that he anticipated a swift decline in SHIB’s value, so he acted quickly to ensure the charities receiving his donation could realize a significant return, aiming for a potential cash-out value between $10 and $25 million.

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However, he was pleasantly surprised when SHIB’s performance vastly exceeded his initial forecast. He said, “SHIB massively outperformed my expectations.”

This sparked a surge of optimism within the Shiba Inu community. Kusama’s ”#SHIBARMYSTRONG” response capitalized on this renewed confidence, signaling the project’s resilience and ambition.

KuCoin Exchange Sees Significant SHIB Withdrawals

This surge in SHIB interest comes amidst a wave of substantial withdrawals from the KuCoin cryptocurrency exchange.

Whale Alert reported the removal of two trillion SHIB, valued at approximately $62 million. This follows a broader trend of users withdrawing around $500 million worth of various cryptocurrencies from KuCoin in the past 24 hours.

These outflows are related to recent legal action taken against KuCoin by the U.S. Department of Justice. The exchange faces charges of facilitating money laundering to violate the Bank Secrecy Act. KuCoin is accused of conducting business between 2020 and 2022 with the sanctioned cryptocurrency mixer Tornado Cash, failing to adequately report suspicious transactions.

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Potential Implications

The confluence of Buterin’s commentary and the KuCoin controversy raises interesting questions for the future of Shiba Inu. While Kusama’s response signals continued confidence within the Shiba Inu community, the KuCoin allegations could cast a shadow on centralized exchanges that hold significant amounts of SHIB.

This may fuel interest in decentralized exchanges (DEXes) where users have maximum control of their assets. It remains to be seen whether the recent news will have a prolonged impact on SHIB’s market movements or broader investor sentiment surrounding the meme coin.

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Solomon Odunayo
Solomon Odunayo
Solomon is a trader, crypto enthusiast, and analyst with over four years of experience in the industry. He strongly believes that crypto assets and the blockchain will continue to gain prominence. At, he focuses on news, articles with deep analysis of blockchain projects, and technical analysis of crypto trading pairs.

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