On Tuesday, Shiba Inu (SHIB), the developer of Metaverse, announced that a user’s wallet address had been blocked from micro-drawing the project’s Metaverse land-using Swastika symbol.
(*Swastika: swastika symbol. Referring to the swastika symbol on the Nazi flag, it is reminiscent of the darkness, death and cruelty of an authoritarian empire,
the Shiba Inu wrote in a post: “SHIB: Metaverse will put the wallet of the user drawing this hateful symbol on the blocked list. This means they will never be able to participate in any area of the platform again.”
On April 12, Shiba Inu launched Metaverse real estate with nearly 36,000 out of 100,000 lots open for sale. Over Shib.io, cryptocurrency users who have locked LEASH (ecosystem tokens) and Shiboshi tokens can auction metaverse square plots of land for 0.2 to 1.0 Ether (ETH) a lot. Each piece of land auctioned will go from “gray” to “black” on the map.
However, on April 15, the Shiba Inu Discord community discovered a malicious user had auctioned off the land in the shape of Swastika. When this information broke out, SHIB users quickly began auctioning off the plots around the symbol until it turned into a window.
It seems that most SHIB users support this decision to block malicious users and create a more closely censored community in a positive way. The Twitter account called “DMCREDI” wrote: “Nothing critical here… This is their platform and they have the right to choose the language they accept, just as we would do with our platform as well. It’s as simple as that!”