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Shiba Inu Army at War with Renegade Promoter

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Tue, 12/21/2021 - 08:08
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Alex Dovbnya
There is no shortage of drama on Crypto Twitter
Shiba Inu Army at War with Renegade Promoter
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AskTheDoctor, the Canadian online healthcare company that recently emerged as a top Shiba Inu influencer, has had a falling out with the community, branding the meme coin "the biggest scam in crypto" and threatening to sue community lead Shytoshi Kusama.

It is also intending to dox the pseudonymous developer in a series of tweets.

A complete U-turn came after the medical inquiry platform added $1.5 million worth of SHIB tokens to its balance sheet in early December, started selling Shiba Inu-related merchandise and promised to burn some tokens to attract new followers. It was also pampering the community with a bunch of uber-bullish predictions, claiming that Shiba Inu would surpass Bitcoin by market cap in now-deleted tweets.

The official Twitter handle is now promoting the "cool mental health" project with Floki Inu and boxer Tyson Fury without providing any details about it.

Earlier today, Shytoshi accused AskTheDoctor of running a scam account on Twitter, claiming that the company would illegally take people's money.

The company now says that it has removed SHIB from its balance sheet, and all merch has been refunded.
 
AskTheDoctor also accused Shytoshi of creating the Squid Game token, the most infamous crypto scam of 2021 that robbed its holders of millions of dollars in early November.

The Shiba Inu dev categorically denied the accusations, asserting that he does not have anything to do with the sham. Shytoshi says that he could sue AskTheDoctor for libel, but he would not waste time filing a lawsuit.

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Dogecoin's co-founder weighs in

Dogecoin co-founder Billy Markus described AskTheDoctror's Twitter feed as a "comedy" in a series of tweets. He also said that it was nice to see SHIB folks go after the company that attacked their community leader.

Last month, Markus asked the SHIB community to stop harassing him on Twitter.

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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 alex.dovbnya@u.today.