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Shiba Inu Look-Alike Rugged on Arbitrum Network, Billions of Tokens Stolen

Tue, 04/18/2023 - 12:05
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Arman Shirinyan
Scammers love using Shiba Inu's name to promote their questionable projects
Shiba Inu Look-Alike Rugged on Arbitrum Network, Billions of Tokens Stolen
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The cryptocurrency community has recently been rattled by yet another rug pull, this time involving a Shiba Inu look-alike token called ArbShibAI on the Arbitrum network. The deployer of the token removed the liquidity, causing a significant loss for investors. Approximately 32.7 ETH and 4.3 billion AISHIB tokens were stolen in the process.

This unfortunate event was not entirely surprising, as the token displayed several red flags that should have raised concerns among investors. These warning signs included the use of buzzwords, limited liquidity, suspicious token allocation and other factors that cautious investors would typically avoid. The Shiba Inu ecosystem has been infamous for a variety of scams and projects that exploit the asset's popularity among retail investors to create honeypots and execute rug pulls.

The rapid growth of the Arbitrum network has also played a role in attracting scammers looking to capitalize on the hype surrounding the platform. As the network expands, it becomes a more appealing target for bad actors seeking to steal funds from unsuspecting retail users.

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Investors must exercise caution when investing in cryptocurrencies and related projects, especially those with limited information and questionable legitimacy. It is essential to conduct thorough research and due diligence before investing in any digital asset, as the cryptocurrency space is still largely unregulated and vulnerable to fraud.

To minimize the risk of falling victim to scams like this, investors should look for projects with transparent teams, clear use cases, and audited smart contracts. Additionally, they should be cautious about investing in assets that appear to be riding the coattails of established and successful projects, as these may be attempting to capitalize on the hype surrounding their predecessors.

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Arman Shirinyan is a trader, crypto enthusiast and SMM expert with more than four years of experience.

Arman strongly believes that cryptocurrencies and the blockchain will be of constant use in the future. Currently, he focuses on news, articles with deep analysis of crypto projects and technical analysis of cryptocurrency trading pairs.