Shytoshi Kusama, the lead developer of Shiba Inu and a figure shrouded in mystery, has caused a stir within the community with a simple change to his profile picture on Telegram.

This intriguing move has sparked speculation among Shiba Inu enthusiasts, particularly regarding the highly anticipated launch of Shibarium.

Known for his enigmatic statements and philosophical inclinations, Shytoshi Kusama has a knack for leaving his followers guessing about the hidden meanings behind his actions.

In the past, he has used profile picture changes as signals of significant milestones or impending changes in the project.

In this latest update, Kusama’s new profile picture features a Shiba Inu silhouette amidst blooming Sakura trees, reminiscent of an NFT or an old-school graphics style PC game. This visual has further fueled the speculation that the launch of the Shibarium mainnet is drawing near.

Several members of the SHIB team, including Lucie, a content marketing specialist, have taken notice of Kusama’s profile picture update.

Combined with recent statements from both Kusama and other SHIB developers, it seems increasingly plausible that Shibarium’s release is approaching. While specific dates have been mentioned, including July, August, and September, the exact timeline remains uncertain.

The Shiba Inu community on Twitter has also been buzzing with discussions about a recent message from Kusama aimed at those who criticize him, SHIB, and the delayed release of Shibarium.

A screenshot of this Telegram message has been widely shared on Twitter, adding to the ongoing excitement and anticipation surrounding the project.

Kusama’s statement, promising that “every single fudder will be utterly rekt,” has undoubtedly stirred both fear and curiosity among skeptics.