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BitBoy Unmasks Identity of Shiba Inu’s Enigmatic Founder

Prominent crypto personality Ben Armstrong, also known as “BitBoy,” has recently claimed to have unveiled the enigmatic Shiba Inu founder’s identity in a 20-minute video. Armstrong alleges that Neyma Jahan is behind the creation of SHIB, though Jahan denies these accusations.

Unraveling the Mystery: Shiba Inu Founder’s Identity Subject of Speculation

The mysterious identity of Shiba Inu’s founder, “Ryoshi,” had previously been concealed, leading to widespread speculation. As previously reported, Coinbase’s Conor Grogan found a connection between an OpenSea account belonging to ex-FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF) and Ryoshi, sparking rumors that SBF was the brains behind Shiba Inu.

BitBoy, however, contends that this information only served as a springboard to uncover the true identity of Shiba Inu’s founder. He explained that Shiba Inu’s beginnings were chaotic and originated within the Karma DAO community, which included FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF), FTX co-CEO Ryan Salame, Neyma Jahan, Karma DAO founder Andrew Lee, and others.


Armstrong referenced a now-deleted tweet from Lee, admitting to knowing Shiba Inu’s creator. Additionally, another removed tweet from Lee served as evidence, according to BitBoy, that SHIB was conceived within the Karma DAO circle in the summer of 2020.

Armstrong also emphasized that Serum (SRM) originated within the Karma DAO group. On July 28, 2020, SBF introduced Serum at the Karma DAO to pitch the project, which has since become one of SBF’s well-known “pump” tokens.

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BitBoy deduces from this evidence that the SHIB founder must be a member of the aforementioned group. The critical evidence, however, came from another YouTuber.

Armstrong revealed that an anonymous YouTuber claimed Neyma Jahan contacted them after Shiba Inu’s launch, allegedly asking the YouTuber to delete all videos related to Unification.

BitBoy Crypto’s assertion that Jahan is Shiba Inu’s founder is based on Unification’s role in developing Shibarium, the layer 2 network of the Shiba Inu ecosystem.

BitBoy Crypto bolstered his claim by sharing additional evidence, including messages from the Karma DAO group that showed Jahan’s involvement in the notable SHIB donation transaction made to Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin.

In one screenshot, a Karma DAO member called “community organizer (fund)” — coincidentally matching Unification’s ticker symbol (FUND) — requested to distribute a press release about Buterin.

Additional leaked screenshots from the Karma DAO group, allegedly supplied by a group member, further underscore the pivotal role of “community organizer (fund)” in both Shiba Inu and the SHIB transaction involving Buterin. Armstrong concludes that Neyma Jahan, also known as “community organizer (fund)” and Ryoshi, is indeed Shiba Inu’s founder.

Jahan Refutes Claims

Jahan disputes Armstrong’s claims, stating that he is responding because a YouTube journalist used anecdotal information from the internet to make similar accusations. While he admits to being a founding member of Unification (FUND), he clarifies that he has not been actively involved in leadership for some time. However, he continues to support the team and platform. Jahan denies BitBoy’s theory and clarifies that articles claiming he was a founder or major holder of a popular coin in 2021 were false, and he had no connection with SBF despite recent rumors suggesting otherwise.

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