- The statement
- CoinMarketCap’s official response
Shiba Inu’s official account has released a statement regarding the listing of additional fake contracts of SHIB tokens on CoinMarketCap. The official account of the tracker had already reacted to such a consequential matter.
The official announcement made on Twitter by the Shiba Inu development team warns users about the three fake contract addresses for Shiba Inu listed on CoinMarketCap. All three addresses, BEP20, Solana and Terra, are reportedly invalid and should not be used.
As SHIB’s official representatives reported, the aforementioned addresses are designed for selling Shiba Inu cryptocurrency, but it is more likely that contracts listed on the tracker are fake and are acting like honeypots for Shiba Inu supporters who are unwilling to use the main chain for purchasing tokens.
According to the statement, the CoinMarketCap administration refused to communicate with the official Shiba Inu team regarding the delisting of the abovementioned contracts, and they “willingly allowed” scammers to “vandalize” the token’s listing on the tracker. But the tracker’s administration did not stay quiet.
CoinMarketCap’s official response
Less than two hours before press time, CoinMarketCap answered both the official Shiba Inu account and the Shiba community by stating that the listed contracts are wormhole addresses that are designed for facilitating cross-chain transactions of the wrapped version of the token.
Please note that the non-ETH contract addresses on this page @shibtoken are wormhole addresses, which are designed to facilitate cross-chain transactions of wrapped versions of this assethttps://t.co/IhbNBJkwnf
— CoinMarketCap (@CoinMarketCap) January 14, 2022
Those addresses allow users from different EVM-compatible chains to operate with the token initially deployed on the Ethereum chain.
The official Shiba Inu account has not yet commented on CMC’s statement, with its last tweet suggesting that all listed contracts are “wrong.”