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The Shiba Inu community is buzzing with anticipation as the beta launch of Shibarium, the eagerly-awaited layer-2 scaling solution for the Shiba Inu (SHIB) token, draws near. The lead developer of the project, Shytoshi Kusama, has dropped several hints about the launch date on his Twitter profile and in recent tweets, leading many to believe that the beta launch will come as soon as February.
On Friday, Kusama updated his Twitter profile with a cryptic message that has the community trying to decode its meaning. The profile now reads; “Tending the Pine Tree of Life. Quickly learning to play the flute before putting Shibarium in a heart-shaped box with a bow.” Some have interpreted this to mean that the beta launch will take place on Valentine’s Day, February 14th.
This speculation was further fueled by a tweet from Kusama that read; “During fall, the tree may have only a few leaves, but then spring appears… Luckily, Shibarium, in this context, is a Pine Tree. Still, it needs water, sunlight and proper soil. But pines survive and thrive during the harshest winters. (I also hear the needle tea is good for you.)”
Adding fuel to the fire, Kusama also launched an official Telegram Group for Shibarium on Saturday, which currently has over 12,000 members. He has stated that the group will not communicate until the Layer-2 network is released, leading many to believe that the launch is imminent.
The crypto community is also keeping a close eye on the developments surrounding Shibarium, with many speculating about the potential impact of the project on the industry. The launch of Shibarium is expected to significantly scale performance for the Shiba Inu ecosystem and signals a trend towards more projects turning to layer-2 solutions for scalability, privacy, and security.
As the launch date approaches, the “Shib army” has been eagerly awaiting the release, with some speculating that it will cause the prices of SHIB and BONE to increase, potentially sending SHIB past $0.001. In recent days, the price of SHIB has jumped by over 5% and 21% in the past week, trading at its highest level since November 2022.
The community is excited about the potential of Shibarium and looks forward to seeing the impact it will have on the Shiba Inu ecosystem and the wider crypto industry.