Shibarium: Over 1 Million Wallets Milestone despite SHIB Price Challenges
Shibarium, a layer-2 network associated with the Shiba Inu (SHIB) protocol, has achieved an impressive milestone by surpassing one million wallets within its ecosystem. This achievement comes at a time when SHIB's price has faced significant challenges, experiencing a decline of over 20% since the network's launch in August.
The Rise of Shibarium
The recent surge in wallet activity within the Shibarium network can be attributed to several key factors, with the most notable one being its integration with the Ethereum blockchain. Data from Shibariumscan reveals that the network has attracted over one million active wallets, indicating significant interest and optimism among the SHIB community regarding Shibarium's role as a Layer-2 solution bridging Shiba Inu and the Ethereum chain.
Furthermore, transaction counts have seen a dramatic rise, with users collectively conducting almost one million transactions daily. The blockchain's total block count currently stands at 451,933 at the time of writing.
Token Burning and Shiba Inu Community Engagement
One of the distinctive features of Shibarium is its innovative token-burning mechanism. With each transaction, users actively burn Shiba Inu tokens, effectively removing a staggering 43 million SHIB from circulation over the weekend. This mechanism has driven a remarkable 71% increase in the burn rate, resulting in nearly 6 billion tokens being incinerated in August alone.
Although the total assets locked in the network currently amount to a modest $1.16 million, decentralized exchanges like DogSwap and MARSWAP contribute approximately $1 million to the overall Total Value Locked (TVL) on the network.
The Future of Shibarium: New Upgrades Revealed
In light of Shibarium's achievements, Kaal Dhairya, one of the key developers behind the network, has unveiled a series of significant upgrades aimed at enhancing Shibarium's capabilities while appreciating the community's support.
Among the notable updates is the integration of a hosted version of the Blockscout explorer into Shibariumscan. This integration allows the Shibarium protocol team to focus on network upgrades, while ensuring the explorer remains operational and the chain is fully indexed.
Dhairya also highlighted the importance of the Blockscout explorer as a resource for developers to conduct their own research on new or existing contracts deployed on Shibarium. He encouraged developers to utilize the Blockscout contract verification system, as the team plans to promote projects built on top of Shibarium in the near future.
Furthermore, Shibarium has expanded its token bridge capabilities by adding support for several new tokens, including USDT, USDC, DAI, WBTC, and XFUND. The team is also collaborating with third-party bridges to enable the bridging of many other tokens into the Shibarium network.
In the coming week, Shibarium plans to renounce the Bone contract and add more validators to the network. The team aims to empower the community to lead a self-sovereign life by focusing on innovation and building technologies on top of Shibarium.
Shibarium's achievement of over one million wallets within its network is truly remarkable, considering the challenges faced by SHIB on the price front. The surge in adoption and increased token burning reflect the growing enthusiasm and potential of the Shiba Inu ecosystem within the broader crypto community. With Kaal Dhairya's announcement of new upgrades and enhancements, the future of Shibarium looks promising as it continues to bridge the gap between Shiba Inu and the Ethereum chain.