Shiba Inu Dev Compares SHIB to a Puppy, Hints at Global Tour

Shiba Inu, the meme-turned-cryptocurrency that took the world by storm, is still in its early stages of development, according to its lead developer, Shytoshi Kusama. This analogy suggests exciting possibilities for the future of the Shiba Inu ecosystem.

Kusama made the remark on Twitter on July 9, 2024, while sharing a glimpse into his recent trip to Kyoto, Japan. He likened the SHIB token to a young dog, implying there’s significant room for growth. Despite already achieving a place among the top 10 cryptocurrencies, Shiba Inu, according to Kusama, is a “token-turned-ecosystem” with immense untapped potential.

This growth, Kusama attributes to the decentralized nature of the project. Unlike many other cryptocurrencies, Shiba Inu has seen significant success with minimal marketing expenditure. However, Kusama acknowledges a need to bridge the gap in understanding the token’s history and core values.

To address this, Kusama announced plans for a global tour alongside the Shiba Inu team. This ambitious initiative aims to connect with influential figures like investors, celebrities, industry leaders, and companies seeking to transition from Web2 to Web3, the next iteration of the internet.

“We’ve already made many strides in this direction over the past year,” Kusama stated, “alongside the advancement of a robust Shib-themed technology stack that I believe will prove to the ShibArmy and to the world that we are here to stay.”

The tour, which kicked off in Kyoto last week, is slated to visit three additional countries: India, Canada, and Thailand. Specific details regarding the tour schedule and participating figures remain undisclosed.

Encounter with a Geisha Apprentice Sparks Analogy

Kusama’s puppy metaphor for SHIB appears to be inspired by an encounter he had during his Kyoto trip. He described meeting a Maiko, a young woman undergoing the rigorous training required to become a Geisha. The Maiko, Kusama explained, revealed that her apprenticeship is a multi-year journey demanding patience, discipline, and a high level of skill. Despite being a relatively new initiate, the Maiko has already garnered a degree of celebrity status.

Kusama drew parallels between the Maiko’s dedication and the ongoing development of the Shiba Inu ecosystem. SHIB, like the Maiko, is still early in its journey, but has already achieved recognition and success. This comparison suggests that, with continued effort, the Shiba Inu ecosystem has the potential to achieve even greater things.

The ShibArmy Reacts

The Shiba Inu community, affectionately known as the ShibArmy, has responded enthusiastically to Kusama’s announcement. Many fans expressed their excitement about the global tour and their belief in the future of the project.

The coming months will likely see increased scrutiny and anticipation surrounding the Shiba Inu ecosystem. The success of the global tour and the unveiling of the “Shib-themed technology stack” will be key factors influencing the perception and trajectory of SHIB.