A Canadian healthcare services firm called Ask The Doctor has sold the 30 billion Shiba Inu ($SHIB) tokens it purchased earlier this month via cryptocurrency trading platform Kraken. The move was announced in a tweet in which the firm explained it was a “business decision.”

In the tweet, Ask The Doctor wished “good luck to all current SHIBARMY members and all the success” to all of them.

Shortly after that tweet was published, Ask The Doctor’s timeline on the microblogging platform shows a change of heart regarding the Shiba Inu community, with one tweet calling Shytoshi Kusama, a popular Shiba Inu developer, a scammer. The tweet goes on to suggest Kusama is setting SHIB investors up “for one of the biggest scams in history.”

Ask The Doctor’s tweet says it has sent out emails to major cryptocurrency trading platforms like Binance, Kraken, and Crypto.com about delisting the meme-inspired cryptocurrency. In another tweet, the Canadian healthcare services firm says its legal team will be commencing a lawsuit against Kusama and SHIB for libel.

What happened between those tweets is unclear. Some users have shared screenshots of Ask The Doctor supposedly offering to giveaway a Tesla to one of its supporters who proved they sold their SHIB holdings in favor of rival meme-inspired cryptocurrency Floki Inu. CryptoGlobe was unable to verify whether that tweet actually existed.

In follow-up tweets, Ask The Doctor has shared news articles referring to Shiba Inu’s significant price drop from its all-time high earlier this year and called the project a “rug pull scam.” The healthcare services firm has also said it refunded customers who purchased merchandise with SHIB.

As CryptoGlobe reported, Ask The Doctor first started accepting Bitcoin and five other cryptocurrencies as a means of payment before embracing Dogecoin.  At the time, the firm’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Michael Warner said adding BTC as a payment method was about patient privacy.


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