An X (formerly Twitter) user identified by the username @boringsleuth first drew attention on Thursday, August 1, after they posted an elaborate theory as to who the founder of Shiba Inu is. In this initial thread, the researcher put forward that there was not one but two founders behind the coin.
Two names were put forward – Ryo Suzuki & Tsuyoshi Maruyama, a combination of which the researcher believes was used to make the widely known Ryoshi moniker. Interestingly, both of the people named were identified to be advisors of B2C2, a liquidity provider. This is where the investigator makes the connection to Shiba Inu.
A follow-up post from the researcher digs deeper into Suzuki’s past, tying him to an internship at Microsoft when SHIB was launched, as well as a visit to the infamous MIT media lab in 2019.
After debuting the theories on Thursday, it seemed Boring Sleuth was not done as a continuation was posted on Friday morning. This time around, the on-chain sleuth presents theories that connect the alleged founder to prominent personalities and organizations.
The first of these was a connection to Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin through a series of transactions that connected the Shiba Inu deployer wallet to Buterin’s wallet. The wallet in question identified as “0x2135” was not only connected to Buterin, however. The sleuth lists out notable people and organizations the wallet has also been connected to in the tweet below:
Wallet 0x2135 is connected to:
Multiple Vitalik Buterin wallets CCP official Roger Lim (HATES the West) Satofishi, Binance Dev/Stakefish Founder Wanxiang (Gensler gave them special Broker Dealer license) LingLing & Multichain Dev (Crypto Cartel) Maker DAO Multisig & More
Despite how convincing Boring Sleuth’s theories have been for some, there is still no confirmation of who the SHIB founder(s) are. The sleuth alludes to this as well in their most recent tweet saying “If you don’t know, the Shib founder has yet to come out.”