Shiba Inu has announced the Layer 2 solution Shibarium. Shibarium aimed to legitimize SHIB and boost DeFi growth, but faced short-term skepticism.

According to an announcement on Jan. 16, Shiba Inu’s [SHIB] would soon launch their own Layer 2 solution called Shibarium. This move by Shiba Inu is important for the project, as it aims to delve into the layer 2 space and legitimize its cryptocurrency and protocol.

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Shiba Inu is joining the Layer 2 hype

One reason for the growing developments in the Shiba Inu ecosystem can be attributed to the fact that it is still viewed as a memecoin. However, with the launch of the layer 2 solution, Shiba Inu would try to move away from this perception and establish itself as a legitimate player in the cryptocurrency space.

Shibarium will run on top of Ethereum [ETH] blockchain, and will be used by the tokens SHIB, LEASH and BONE. According to the Shiba Inu team, Shibarium offers the benefits of scalability, faster transaction times, lower costs and a comprehensive development framework. In addition, the BONE token will be used for all gas costs for transactions on the layer 2 solution.

This development could also help Shiba Inu grow in the DeFi space. In the past month, ShibaSwap, Shiba Inu’s DeFi protocol, witnessed a growth in Total Value Locked (TVL) from $26.31 million to $31.19 million.

Source: DefiLlama

However, while Shiba Inu’s DeFi activity showed improvements, the SHIB token faced a number of challenges.

Nevertheless, the rate witnessed a huge spike suggesting an increase in the frequency with which SHIB was traded.

Source: Sentiment

Traders have a “BONE” to choose from

While the update on the Layer 2 solution could push up SHIB’s prices, traders were skeptical about the memecoin. According to data from Coinglass, a large number of positions against SHIB were short. This could possibly lead to increased selling pressure on SHIB in the short term.

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However, in the long run, the launch of Shibarium may lead to more interest in the SHIB token and its ecosystem. At the time of writing, the price of SHIB was $0.00001043 after rising 4.67% in the past 24 hours.

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