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Dogecoin Co-Founder Harshly Criticizes Shiba Inu’s Metaverse

Thu, 03/31/2022 - 06:03
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Alex Dovbnya
Dogecoin co-founder Billy Markus believes that Shiba Inu’s much-hyped metaverse project is a useless cash grab for the developers behind the second-largest meme coin
Dogecoin Co-Founder Harshly Criticizes Shiba Inu’s Metaverse
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Dogecoin co-founder Billy Markus has taken a swipe at Shiba Inu’s metaverse project in a series of recently published tweets.

The software developer, who has gained prominence on Twitter because of his frequent interactions with Tesla CEO Elon Musk, claims that selling fake land with Ethereum won’t enhance the utility of the cryptocurrency.

As reported by U.Today, Shiba Inu revealed the details about its metaverse project, which was originally announced in early February. During the initial stage of the rollout, more than 10,000 land plots will be up for grabs.

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The team claims that it picked Ethereum (ETH) for pricing because it is a neutral cryptocurrency.

Markus claims that the metaverse project is just a cash grab for developers who want to make even more money. He estimated that they could potentially raise $300 million by selling fake land. The Dogecoin co-founder also warned that securities regulators may take issue with the Shiba Inu team’s plan to allow land owners to earn passive income.                  

In a follow-up thread, Markus says that watching “scammers” making millions with crypto makes him “salty.”    

Long-simmering rivalry 

Shiba Inu, which originally positioned itself as a “Dogecoin killer,” managed to briefly topple the market cap of the original meme coin last October.

In November, Markus accused the Shiba Inu community of harassing him and asked its members to leave him alone after being inundated with spam messages. The Dogecoin co-founder has repeatedly stated that he has nothing to do with the rival meme token.

Overhyped and overpriced?

Meanwhile, seasoned cryptocurrency analyst Alex Krüger claims that metaverse land is actually overhyped and overpriced since one can produce it in infinite quantities.

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He believes that investors should use real-world mental models when assessing the value of virtual land.

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About the author

Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets, can be contacted at

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