Twitter storm ensues after CoinMarketCap allegedly lists 3 fake SHIB contract addresses

There was some drama on Twitter on Thursday that continued into Friday afternoon when popular meme token Shiba Inu (SHIB) issued a statement saying that CoinMarketCap listed three fake SHIB contract addresses belonging to Binance Smart Chain (BNB), Solana (Sol) and Terra Luna (Luna) blockchain. Staff at Shiba Inu claimed the addresses were not secure, and CoinMarketCap refused to correct the alleged error.At the time of publication, the contract address is still visible on CoinMarketCap.

Earlier in the day, CoinMarketCap issued a response saying that the contract addresses listed on the page are wormhole addresses designed to facilitate cross-chain transactions. according to Regarding the popular cryptocurrency price tracking website, Shiba Inu staff did not contact them through official channels and have contacted them for further clarification.

While Shiba Inu’s volunteer program leader Shytoshi Kusama did not comment on the issue, the developer Retweet A post from Twitter user @wenfloat, who said:

“If you’re going to allow scammers to add fake contracts to our page (we only have ERC-20), you should remove SHIB. At least you won’t be cooperating with scams. You’ve been ignoring us for months; your profession? “

Shiba Inu is known for its stellar token gains over the past 12 months and for its (sometimes overly) enthusiastic investors.In December last year, the former SHIB Internet celebrity and medical Q&A platform Ask a doctor to file a lawsuit Against Kusama, accusing him of defamation and threatening to reveal his personal identity in court.In response, the site lost about 10,000 of its 58,000 followers within hours, its Twitter post was buried in a flurry of mockery, and hundreds of one-stars Comment on TrustPilot (most of which have been removed).