Shiba Inu Civil War Erupts As Former Promoter Calls Project a Scam

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In Brief
  • A bizarre war of words broke out between two prominent Shiba Inu accounts on Tuesday.

  • The battle between ‘Ask The Doctor’ and ‘Shytoshi Kusama’ escalated to threats of legal action and doxxing.

  • Shiba Inu (SHIB) is up 11.8% in the last 24 hours.

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A Shiba Inu (SHIB) civil war erupted on Tuesday as a former promoter and supposed SHIB whale dramatically turned on one of its project leads, the pseudonymous Shytoshi Kusama.

The bizarre soap opera played out over Twitter on Tuesday when Ask The Doctor, a Canadian healthcare company that had recently become a prominent Shiba Inu promoter, about-faced and dubbed the coin ‘the biggest scam in crypto’. Ask The Doctor went on to single out the account of prominent Shiba army member and project lead Shytoshi Kusama, accusing them of also being a scammer.

Shiba Inu accused of being a scam

In a flurry of claims and counter-claims Ask The Doctor stated that Shiba Inu is a scam, that is headed to zero, and that the project was preparing for a rugpull. None of the claims were backed by evidence. The medical agitator went on to state that a lawsuit was pending so that the identity of the person behind the prominent Shiba Inu account ‘Shytoshi Kusama’ would soon be revealed.

“We will begin our initial lawsuit filing against @Shibtoken and @ShytoshiKusama in UK tomorrow,” said Ask The Doctor in one of a series of tweets that repeated similar claims. “It’s our obligation to protect the crypto community from these potential scammers. We will get their identities.”

Following the doxxing threat, Shytoshi Kusama counter-punched with a thinly-veiled legal threat of their own. 

“Tell your legal team that it is illegal to buy a verified account to use it to scam other people. Tell them it is illegal to take people’s money for a service you never provide,” said Kusama before seeming to indicate plans to self-doxx in the near future. “And if you REALLY want to come and get me…COME  GET ME. It’s almost time anyway… I’m ready.”

It turns out that Shiba Inu dramas are compelling.

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While the threats and counter-threats made for a mildly diverting Twitter drama on Tuesday, it seems unlikely that the spat will result in further action, let alone legal proceedings. After incurring the wrath and ridicule of the Shib army, and having shed around 10,000 followers in 24 hours, Ask The Doctor deleted all accusatory tweets.

Shiba Inu army

Having kicked the hornet’s nest Shytoshi Kusama and the Shib army are now questioning the legitimacy of Ask The Doctor, the company, and its founder. Ask The Doctor temporarily switched allegiances from Shiba Inu to Floki Inu and promised to give away a ‘Tesla for 1 year’, before deleting the promotion.

At the time of press, Ask The Doctor no longer has any tweets promoting any cryptocurrency, or any tweets promoting temporary time-limited Tesla giveaways.

Shiba Inu (SHIB) is now at a price of $0.00003673, up 11.8% in the last 24 hours.

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Robert D Knight is a journalist and copywriter who has specialized in crypto for over four years. His varied experience includes freelancing, in-project contracts, agency work, and PR, giving him a holistic view of the blockchain industry.

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