Shiba Inu’s unique NFT marketplace, PawZaar, designed to cater to the Shiba Inu ecosystem, experienced a substantial influx of users shortly after its launch, leading to the temporary suspension of new NFT mints. PawZaar, which went live on October 24, represents the pioneering NFT trading platform operating on the Shibarium network.
In an enthusiastic announcement via the official X account (formerly known as Twitter), the marketplace introduced itself, saying, “Pawzaar is live. Enjoy trading NFTs and burning SHIB on the Shibarium network. Wen is now.”
Concurrently with PawZaar’s debut, the SHB Dream NFT collection native to Shibarium was unveiled. The team behind this initiative shared details about the collection: “The SHIB Dream collection is live, SHIB army! Total Supply: 3,333, Mint Price: 19,500,000 SHIB. Virtual real estate, profit-sharing, giveaways, rewards, charity donations, and much more. Don’t miss out on one of the greatest collections on Shibarium!”
The initial excitement surrounding the NFT marketplace was tempered as, similar to challenges encountered during Shibarium’s launch, PawZaar faced infrastructure issues due to overwhelming demand shortly after its introduction.
The PawZaar team promptly informed the community of the situation: “With a new platform will come unexpected issues. The mint is paused. We apologize and ensure no mint has been executed. We apologize for the inconvenience and are getting to the bottom of it as quickly as possible. Stay strong Shib Army, this is only the dusk until the dawn.”
Shib Dream, representing Shibarmy.co, elaborated on the issue and confirmed that PawZaar is pausing the minting of SHIB Dream NFTs while actively working on a solution. They attributed the technical hiccup to a “massive surge of traffic” and explained that PawZaar, relying on NowNodes as a node provider, was affected by the demand.
To reassure the community, they noted PawZaar’s upcoming involvement in the secondary market and the potential expansion of minting options: “After the mint, PawZaar’s taking the reins for the secondary market… However, to give you more options and support the whole ecosystem, we might open up minting in SHIB, Bone, and Leash – bridged on Shibarium.”
Delving into the technical issue, the PawZaar team disclosed, “We found a serious limitation with our node provider when it comes to the ‘Drop’ functionality… So this is why no one was able to mint today, it was because too many people were trying to mint at the same time.”
Jalaleddin Hatefi (“JD”), the visionary behind PawZone, emphasized his commitment to resolving the issues: “Setbacks happen #ShibArmy but make no mistake, PawZaar is one of the best dApps on Shibarium. Once NowNodes resolves the issue, we will bring back our Drops feature.”
Shiba Inu’s lead developer, Shytoshi Kusama, voiced support for the PawZaar team and JD, saying, “Congrats Shib Dream! Let us know when the new launch is so everyone is ready for it. Again congrats. #Shibarium.”