- There is speculation that IOTA 2.0 may be deprioritized or cancelled in favor of Shimmer, leading to confusion in the community.
- IOTA and Shimmer will both continue to exist, with each focusing on its respective market domains.
Uncertainty Over IOTA’s Direction
Recent remarks from Dom Schiener, a figure associated with IOTA, have caused a stir within the community. Some interpreted his comments as an indication that the development of IOTA 2.0 might be downgraded or even discontinued in preference for Shimmer. Such speculations have bred confusion among the community, with followers trying to interpret the implications of these alleged changes.
All said to the latest (senseless) "drama"! pic.twitter.com/Z7Vf9BaZPP
— IOTA Tangle Network (@IotaTangleFacts) May 21, 2023
IOTA and Shimmer: Two Different Paths
In response to the swirling rumors, Schiener has clarified that both IOTA and Shimmer will continue to exist, but each will target different market niches. IOTA is set to concentrate on fulfilling its original visions such as enterprise adoption, while Shimmer aims to capture a considerable share of the crypto market. This differentiation aims to mitigate market overlap and focus on their individual strengths.
🚨*#IOTA IS CANCELLED*🚨
1.*Atleast some act like this is the case.
Don't get a heart attack yet 💔
I will revive you back to life my friend.
Dom's recent statement has made some head's going confusing 😵💫
Unraveling continues in this photo thread…🧵 pic.twitter.com/UWt4I0Zn3o
— Moon Baklava (@moonbaklava) May 21, 2023