Over the last couple of months, SHIB went on to amass a wide range of admirers as well as haters. While some lauded the altcoin’s price surge, several others continued to blatantly bash the asset. Jordan Belfort popularly known as the Wolf of Wall Street was one among the haters. Appearing in a recent interview, Belfort called out meme coins like Shiba Inu and Dogecoin [DOGE]. The team behind the meme coin did not stay mum as the lead developer of the asset hit back with a fitting reply to Belfort.
The ex-stock broker, during the interview, said some detrimental things against SHIB and its makers. From labeling it a “shitcoin” to suggesting that the developers behind the asset should go to prison, Belfort pointed out that the asset was not a “proper investment.”
He precisely stated,
“You hear crazy stories of people making millions and billions but for every person like that, there are 10,000 or 100,000 people getting their a** handed to them in Shiba Inu.”
This message certainly reached Shytoshi Kusama, the project lead of the meme coin. Kusama took up the challenge of proving the Wolf of Wall Street wrong.
SHIB lead dev takes charge
Undermining both the asset and its makers, Belfort suggested that both Shiba Inu and Dogecoin were nothing but “jokes.” Replying to the ex-stock broker, Kusama wrote on Twitter,
“@wolfofwallst I’m sorry bro but #shib is NOT useless. Always open to discuss so you can see the vision. Until then, I look forward to proving you wrong on this one.
While Belfort hasn’t responded to this, the Shiba Inu army assembled and flooded the comments section of Kusama. Several encouraged the developer and asked Kusama to “show him.”
Despite the hate, the asset was seen moving in an upward trajectory in terms of popularity. The altcoin continued to accumulate endorsements and even landed a spot as a payment method at prominent firms.
However, the price of the asset wasn’t doing so well. At press time, it was seen trading for $0.00004191 with a 1.23% drop since the last 24-hours.