Shiba Inu reveals the first teaser for Rocket Pond

The Shiba Inu community is revving up for the teaser for Rocket Pond, the ecosystem’s first metaverse hub that is expected to elevate the dog-theme meme coin to the forefront of metaverse and NFT gaming.

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Shiba Inu, one of the most successful meme coins to date known for its passionate community (SHIBArmy, they call themselves), inches closer to its first Metaverse debut with a Rocket Pond teaser set to be released on June 7.

According to the blog post by the Shiba Inu Metaverse team, Rocket Pond will feature a massive open world full of stunning visuals inspired by several real-life locations, such as Cape Canaveral, Monument to the Conquerors of Space, Lake Tahoe, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, and Heavenly Village.

An early black-and-white sketch shared by the team in September showcases a secret mountain resort with hidden waterfalls, bonfires, and numerous tourist attractions.

Rocket Pond sketch
Rocket Pond sketch. Source:

“Rocket Pond brings the feel of a hidden resort inside of mountains, The YMCA or KOA camping vibe with wilderness around you mixed with modern luxuries/touristy elements. Crystal clear waters with wildlife mixed with resort buildings that lead up to the mountains,” the enticing description reads.

According to Lucie, users can expect to have access to four out of eleven metaverse hubs by September, namely Rocket Pond, Wagmi, Ryoshi, and Tech Trench. Users will be able to buy virtual land, build new objects from scratch, monetize their creations, and interact with other metaverse dwellers.

The dog-themed meme coin has been long vocal about its ambition to become a serious project with its own blockchain network and dApp ecosystem tailored for metaverse and gaming use cases. In March, Shiba Inu developers released the long-awaited beta version of Shibarium, the Layer 2 network that will host Shib The Metaverse, along with its use as a cheaper settlement for mainnet transactions.

"Everything Shiba Inu does sets a new standard," Shiba Inu’s mysterious Lead Developer known under the alias Shytoshi Kusama said at the time. "SHIB The Metaverse will be no different. This incredible metaverse experience will allow anyone from any walk of life to explore, create, discover, trade, sell items, buy items, and live in a new world that rewards their participation with tons of opportunities and experiences. Now add that to the Shiba Inu token ecosystem, the new Shibarium blockchain, and the best community on the planet: ShibArmy! This level of quality can only be accomplished by tapping the incredible minds and technology of our community and contributors."

The crypto market suffered a brief sell-off at the beginning of the week following the Securities and Exchange Commission’s action against Binance and Coinbase, the two largest cryptocurrency exchanges operating in the US as well as overseas. In a lawsuit, the US regulator alleged that both exchanges allegedly offered unregistered securities, claiming that ten cryptocurrencies — Solana (SOL), Cardano (ADA), Polygon (MATIC), Filecoin (FIL), Sandbox (SAND), Decentraland (MANA), Algorand (ALGO), Axie Infinity (AXS), and Coti Network (COTI) — were in violation of securities law.

None of the Shiba Inu ecosystem tokens were named in a lawsuit. At the time of writing, SHIB is trading at $0.000007886, down 2.97% over the last 24 hours.