Shiba Inu’s testnet for its layer-2 technology, Shibarium, has surpassed a major milestone in just a few days since its launch. The beta test network for Shibarium, known as Puppynet, reached 100,000 wallets on Wednesday, as reported by SHIB influencer Lucie on Twitter. This marks a significant achievement for the community, given that the testnet is still in beta and was relaunched on March 24 following plagiarism allegations.
The Shiba Inu community had raised concerns about the chain ID used by Shibarium, which was the same as that of a lesser-known blockchain called Rinia. Former developers also raised their voices, reporting unexplained changes to the code. However, despite the rumors, the developers and projects based on Shiba Inu seem to be unaffected, and the statistics for Puppynet have continued to soar.
Although the transaction volume dropped significantly to 3,118 on Wednesday, the number of wallets increased rapidly, with over 101,000 wallets at press time. The network has processed a total of 195,377 transactions in 156,513 blocks, with an average block time of 5.0 seconds.
This rapid growth and adoption by the community is a promising sign for the future of Shibarium and Shiba Inu as a whole. The layer-2 technology aims to solve the scalability issues faced by the Ethereum network, which has been struggling with high gas fees and slow transaction times. With Shibarium, Shiba Inu hopes to provide a faster, cheaper, and more efficient platform for decentralized applications (dApps) and other blockchain-based services. As the development and testing of Shibarium continue, the community eagerly anticipates its full launch and integration with the Shiba Inu ecosystem.