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Shibarium Optimized and Almost Ready for Reopening, Lead Developer Says

Tue, 08/22/2023 - 08:14
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Godfrey Benjamin
Shibarium testing sets it up for its second chance after troubled launch
Shibarium Optimized and Almost Ready for Reopening, Lead Developer Says
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Shytoshi Kusama, the lead developer of Shibarium, Shiba Inu's Ethereum-based Layer 2 scaling solution, has shared the latest update about the protocol's attempt to relaunch following massive engineering work.

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According to Kusama, the core team has been testing Shibarium for the past two days, with equal attention being paid to tweaking the L2's parameters to put it in a "ready" state, where it is now enhanced and optimized.

Shibarium Back Online, Block Minting Begins: Report

Shibarium hit a rocky road on the first day of its launch last week, as the chain stopped producing blocks in what the team said was caused by massive traffic that they were unprepared for. With the disappointment that trailed the launch of Shibarium, the team set out to do better and even called on other project engineers to join in the scaling efforts for Shibarium.

Based on the current update from Kusama, the protocol is still undergoing testing but is producing blocks. He noted that a new monitoring system has been enabled alongside "additional fail safes including rate limiting at the RPC level and auto server reset in case we get a huge level of traffic again."

To cap his update, Kusama promised that Shibarium is almost ready to reopen to the public again and highlighted that there are plans for additional validators to go online, creating more room for BONE holders to stake their tokens.

Better second chance

Shibarium Hits Rocky Road as Transactions Get Stuck

The dramatic launch and pause of Shibarium is an uncommon occurrence in the Web3.0 ecosystem as most projects, especially Layer 2 networks on Ethereum, typically put their best foot forward in order to beat sentiment and expectations from their community.

Shibarium is getting its own second chance, with the SHIB army anticipating whether or not the protocol can truly fulfill its potential, as has been showcased over the past couple of months.

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Godfrey Benjamin is an experienced crypto journalist whose main goal is to educate everyone around him about the prospects of Web 3.0. His love for crypto was birthed when, as a former banker, he discovered the obvious advantages of decentralized money over traditional payments. With his vast experience covering various aspects of Web3, Godfrey's articles has been featured on, Cryptonews and Coingape, among others.