One of the biggest influencers in the crypto space, Ben Armstrong, better known as “BitBoy,” has made good on his threat and made public the alleged identity of the secret Shiba Inu founder. In his latest 20-minute video, Armstrong refers to Neyma Jahan as the father of SHIB – but the latter denies the revelations.
Here Is The Alleged Evidence Leading To The Shiba Inu Founder
The identity of Shiba Inu founder “Ryoshi” was previously a big secret with a lot of speculation surrounding it. As Bitcoinist reported, Coinbase’s Conor Grogan found out a few weeks ago that an Open Sea account of former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF) was linked to Ryoshi’s. As a result, speculation surfaced that SBF himself is the founder of Shiba Inu.
However, according to BitBoy, this was merely the key to revealing the identity of Shiba Inu’s founder. He explained that the beginnings of Shiba Inu were disorganized and can be found in Karma DAO, where FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF), co-CEO of FTX Ryan Salame, Neyma Jahan, and also Andrew Lee, the founder of Karma DAO were gathered, among others.
Armstrong first showed a deleted tweet from Lee in which he admitted to knowing the founder of Shiba Inu. In another deleted tweet from Lee, the influencer also finds proof that SHIB got its start in the Karma DAO group in the summer of 2020.
Also striking to Armstrong is that Serum (SRM) had its beginnings in the Karma DAO group. On July 28, 2020, SBF gave a presentation on Serum at the Karma DAO to pitch the project. As is well known, Serum was one of SBF’s “pump” tokens.
Thus, BitBoy has the supposed proof that the SHIB founder must come from the circle of the above. However, the influencer received the final evidence from another YouTuber.
This unknown YouTuber told him that Neyma Jahan contacted him after the launch of Shiba Inu. Jahan allegedly asked the YouTuber to delete all videos related to Unification.
This led BitBoy Crypto to believe that Jahan is the founder of Shiba Inu because Unification also happens to be the company building the layer 2 network of the Shiba Inu ecosystem – Shibarium.
BitBoy Crypto also presented further evidence to support his claim. Among other things, he presented messages from the Karma DAO group showing that Jahan was involved in the transaction of the legendary SHIB donation to Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin.
In the screenshot, a Karma DAO member named “community organizer (fund)” – coincidentally, the ticker symbol of Unification (FUND) – launches a request to send a press release about Buterin.
Further screenshots from the Karma DAO group leaked by a supposed member also show the centrality of “community organizer (fund)” to Shiba Inu and the SHIB transaction to Buterin. For Armstrong, this is the final proof that Neyma Jahan aka “community organizer (fund)” aka Ryoshi is the Shiba Inu founder.
Neyma Jahan Contradicts
In a Twitter thread, Jahan contradicts Armstrong’s claims. “Hello guys, since a YouTube journalist decided to take anecdotal information from the internet and do this again, let me do this again as well,” Jahan writes.
He confesses that he is the founder of Unification (FUND), but has not been active in a leadership role for some time. However, he still contributes a part to support the team and the platform, he says. Regarding BitBoy’s theory, he writes:
In 2021 there were unresearched articles about me saying that I was the founder/big whale of a famous coin. These are untrue and most were removed.
Also recently there are unresearched rumors saying that I work/worked with SBF. This is untrue,I have been in the same room as SBF precisely twice and one time exchanged a hello with him. Zero association in business or otherwise.
At press time, the SHIB price stood at $0.00001092, up 4.9% in the last 24 hours.
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