In a Medium blog post, pseudonymous developer Shytoshi Kusama said that "independent developers" are crafting a decentralized stablecoin called SHI, which "seems to avoid the issues found in other moonshots" – a likely reference to the billion-dollar Terra/luna implosion. The team expects to share more information when SHI gets closer to its final form, and plans to launch it later in 2022, the blog post said.
TREAT, the SHIB metaverse's upcoming reward token, will be tied to the Shiba Collectible Card Game. The token will also "help provide balance to" Shiba Inu's stablecoin, the blog post said without describing how that would work. Developers are also reserving "a limited supply" of TREAT for longtime backers of the project.
Shiba inu is the second most popular dog-themed cryptocurrency after dogecoin (DOGE); it amassed an ardent following during the latest boom in crypto. It launched in 2020 August, and later launched a decentralized exchange ShibaSwap, and ecosystem tokens BONE and LEASH, with further plans to expand the meme coin into a crypto ecosystem.
As a part of the plan, developers are working on the ecosystem's own layer 2 protocol called Shibarium that would support native app deployment and development, including a gas token called BONE. The team is separately building a metaverse project with 100,000 land plots as virtual real estate. The Shiba Inu Collectible Card game, which is in the development phase, will live in Shiba's metaverse, according to the blog post.
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