Shiba Inu blacklists user for drawing hate symbol with metaverse land

In a press release posted by Shiba Inu (SHIB) Metaverse builders late Tuesday, it seems that a person’s pockets handle has been blacklisted for drawing a swastika utilizing the venture’s Metaverse land. The crew at Shiba Inu wrote:

“SHIB: The Metaverse will place the the pockets figuring out the [hate symbol] violation on a blacklist, that means it is going to by no means have the ability to take part in any and all areas of the platform.”

The ordeal started on April 12 with the launch of the Shiba Inu Metaverse land sale, with roughly 36,000 out of 100,000 plots up for grabs. Through Shib.io, crypto fanatics who locked LEASH (the ecosystem token) and Shiboshi nonfungible tokens had been capable of bid on Metaverse lands, which had been sq. plots, for 0.2 to 1.0 Ether (ETH) each. Each time a user bid on a piece of land, it turned the color from “grey” to “black” when viewed from the map.

On April 15, however, members of the Shiba Inu Discord community discovered that a malignant user was bidding on land in a way that formed a swastika. Yet, when the news broke out, SHIB holders quickly dug into their pockets and began bidding on land around the symbol (thereby shading their color) until it eventually turned into a “window” shape.

Enlarged image of the SHIB Metaverse land map on April 15 | Source: Discord

It appears that most SHIB enthusiasts support the developers’ decision to block the malignant user and create a community more heavily curated toward acceptance and positivity. Twitter user “DMCREDI” wrote

“No slippery slope…[regarding the ban] that is their home, they usually select the language that’s acceptable as we’d our personal family. Easy.”