Shiba Inu Adopts Tech to Bring More Privacy to SHIB Token Holders

Shiba Inu ecosystem token TREAT will power a "new privacy layer" for the Shibarium blockchain.

AccessTimeIconFeb 29, 2024 at 4:21 a.m. UTC
Updated Mar 8, 2024 at 10:23 p.m. UTC
  • Shiba Inu developers are working with cryptography company Zama to develop a new privacy-focused network.
  • The network will sit on top of Shibarium and offer improved privacy for SHIB token holders.

Shiba Inu plans to introduce a new privacy-focused network on top of the Shibarium blockchain in a move that boosts the value proposition of SHIB tokens, a representative shared with CoinDesk in a release on Wednesday.

Shiba Inu is working with open-source cryptography company Zama on the as-yet-unnamed network. The network will use Fully Homomorphic Encryption (FHE) – a privacy tool that lets developers use data on untrusted domains without needing to decrypt it.

The Shiba Inu ecosystem token treat (TREAT) will power the "new privacy layer," which lets developers add a focused network on top of Shibarium, a layer-2 network that settles transactions on the Ethereum blockchain. The move will improve on-chain privacy for SHIB token holders, Shiba Inu developers said, and help safeguard their personal and transactional data.

"These are two different entities, and separate for a variety of reasons," Shytoshi Kusama, the pseudonymous founder of Shiba Inu, told CoinDesk in a message.

Shibarium went live last August as a low-fee ecosystem focused mainly on financial services and gaming. The network uses several tokens, BONE, TREAT, SHIB and LEASH, for different applications built on the blockchain.

Edited by Sheldon Reback.


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