WEF Denies Extending MV Global Policy to Shiba Inu

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has denied asking Shiba Inu to participate in the compilation of the global metaverse policy. Instead, the international firm said there was an exploratory call with the organizers of Shiba Inu which it guessed was mistaken for an invitation. 

This information does not agree with the poll tweet that Shytoshi Kusama, the pseudonymous volunteer project lead and developer for meme coin Shiba Inu (SHIB) posted more than a week ago. On 22nd November precisely, Kusama announced on Twitter that Shiba Inu had been invited by WEF to take part in the launch of the MV global policy.

His tweet was specifically to seek the consent of the #ShibArmy in accepting or rejecting the invitation.

“#ShibArmy I need a quick vote: We have been kindly invited to work with the WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM as it pertains to their MV global policy. Would love to know what you all think because it’s not our decision, but yours,” Kusama tweeted.

According to Kusama, accepting WEF’s invitation would mean that Shiba Inu’s developers would work with Meta, Sandbox, and Decentraland. “We would be at the table with policymakers and would help shape global policy for the MV alongside other giants like FB (bye Zuck), Sand, Decentraland etc. And please don’t ask my opinion, you already know.”

Over 62% Voted in Favour of the Supposed Invitation 

In response to his poll tweet, a total of 22,775 views were cast with up to 62.3% of respondents voting in favor of the invitation. Another 27.7% voted against accepting WEF’s invitation to join the launch of the global metaverse policy. And the last 10% were neither here nor there, they showed no interest in whether the invitation was accepted or rejected.

This WEF metaverse initiative started at Davos in May this year to define and build an open inclusive metaverse.

Even though it has clarified that it is not inviting Shiba Inu, the WEF metaverse team has worked with over a hundred companies including Meta, Decentraland, Animoca Brands, Polygon, and Somnium Space. It is not limited to these blockchain-based entities but also Virtual Reality (VR) companies, government agencies, educational institutions, and Interpol.