Shibarium, the much-anticipated layer-2 network of Shiba Inu is back online but remains under the radar, confined to an extensive private test phase. Shytoshi Kusama, the project’s lead developer, unveiled this update on Saturday. In his remarks, Kusama assured the community that they have resolved all technical challenges previously encountered on this layer-2 platform.
Kusama mentioned, “Shibarium is currently live (but in private mode) producing blocks as normal.” He further emphasized the importance of ensuring optimal scaling and functionality before a public re-release, suggesting that the SHIB development team is prioritizing caution above all.
Notably, Shibarium’s initial launch wasn’t without its issues. Block production had come to a standstill on the network just last week. Shibariumscan, the network’s designated explorer, indicates that the most recent block on the Shibarium mainnet was produced on Thursday.
However, among the many challenges faced, the most significant was the unexpected trapping of 965 ETH, valued approximately at $1.7 million during that period. The predicament arose because of the massive, unexpected influx of traffic on the network immediately post-launch, with 1000 ETH tokens and 600,000 BONE tokens deposited within the first 15 minutes alone. This rush resulted in Shibarium recording over 160 million compute units in merely half an hour.
Kusama, providing a silver lining, stated that they’ve since amplified Shibarium’s scaling and capacity by a staggering 1,500%. With such promising advancements and the dedication shown by the team, many Shiba Inu enthusiasts are ardently waiting for Shibarium to open its gates to the public.
How High Can Shiba Inu Surge Post Shibarium Restart?
The ripples of the Shibarium launch and its subsequent hiccups are vividly evident in SHIB’s recent price dynamics. A euphoric surge was observed around August 12, where SHIB’s price ascended to a 4-month high at $0.00001134. However, post the Shibarium’s temporary freeze, SHIB’s value plummeted sharply. This decline was so drastic that SHIB’s price slid below the support levels of all major daily moving averages.
The meme coin’s recent trajectory saw it dwindling precariously close to the 78.6% Fibonacci retracement mark at $0.00000717 just last Thursday. However, SHIB price managed to claw its way back, finding support above the 61.8% Fibonacci retracement level pegged at $0.00000806. A brief bounce was witnessed, but resistance at the 50% Fibonacci retracement level and the 100-day EMA at $0.00000869 thwarted its progress, causing it to retrace its steps back towards the 61.8% level.
With the potential public restart of Shibarium on the horizon, there’s a beacon of hope for SHIB’s price. A successful relaunch might propel SHIB to soar by 37% and retouch its 4-month peak at $0.00001134. But this ascent won’t be without challenges.
The Shiba Inu price will need to navigate a maze of resistance, most notably the area between the 100-day EMA at $0.00000867 and the 50% Fibonacci retracement level at $0.00000869, the area between the 200-day EMA at $0.00000932 and the 38.2% Fibonacci retracement level at $0.00000931, and the 23.6% Fibonacci retracement level at $0.00001009.
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