The crypto sphere of Twitter is witnessing a verbal dispute between Elon Musk and Jackson Palmer, the co-founder of Dogecoin. It all starts with Palmer’s criticism of Musk, questioning the real abilities of the latter. The debate then continues on various topics that we will deepen for you.
War of egos or intellectual confrontation? How to interpret their exchanges? Many questions can be raised, our role is to explain their background to you.
- A war of egos
- The letter from the crypto-skeptics sent to Washington
- When Vitalik Buterin, creator of Ethereum, joins the fray
A war of egos
We are facing a war of egos tweet interposed and, above all, publicly. Such a comparison is common for the new generation, but all the more attractive when it concerns two big names in tech like Elon Musk and Jackson Palmer.
Their altercation, if we may use that term, began with an interview with Jackson Palmer. He is one of the co-founders of Dogecoin (DOGE), of which update this summer is highly anticipated. Australian media Crikey held the aforementioned interview. Jackson Palmer was promoting his new podcast titled Griftonomics, before embarking on the cryptocurrency industry.
Among other things, he said he was looking forward to the end of the cryptocurrency era, but also some straight spikes for Elon Musk. He has called Musk a scammer and a liar, promising social revolutions that he will never be able to bring about. Following these remarks, Elon Musk could not hold back from responding to him on Twitter. And this is where the real duel begins.
A Python script created by Jackson Palmer will be the subject of their sweet exchanges. On the one hand, Palmer claims that he created a revolutionary Python script to automatically fight bots and that Musk didn’t even know how to read or use it. On the other hand, Musk claims his young children would have been able to develop a much better script than this draft.
Spicy? Yes, especially for the ego. For each of them. All these exchanges took place outdoors, through their official Twitter accounts, open to the eyes and comments of all users of the social network. Interestingly, Elon Musk has started regulating his Twitter accounts on cryptocurrency matters. Lately, it is with Dogecoin’s other co-founder, Billy Markus, that the debate has heated up.
The letter from the crypto-skeptics sent to Washington
It’s done. Jackson Palmer, despite his status as Dogecoin’s co-founder, had publicly expressed his desire to see the end of the cryptocurrency era.
It didn’t take long before the light shone on the so-called crypto skeptics. This skeptical cryptocurrency community has been widely talked about recently in connection with a lengthy letter sent to Washington. Or directly to the President of the United States and American lawmakers.
The Financial Times reported it. According to the newspaper, this letter was signed by nearly 26 computer scientists, academics and technology bloggers. Their positions appear totally anti crypto. In this letter, they encourage, for example, to take a particularly critical approach to the falsely innovative nature of crypto-assets in their opinion. Another example is their desire to steadfastly resist pressure from industry financiers and lobbyists.
This isn’t the first attempt by crypto-skeptics to make their claims heard. However, with such a letter sent directly to the heart of American power in Washington, they were able to celebrate the occasion. In addition, they have aroused all kinds of reactions, both among everyone and among the greatest players in the crypto universe.
When Vitalik Buterin, creator of Ethereum, joins the fray
As if Elon Musk and Jackson Palmer weren’t well-known and controlled public figures, a third person adds fuel to the fire. Vitalik Buterin, creator of Ethereum. She also took over her Twitter account for this purpose. How come ? Just to comment on the crypto-skeptical letter sent to Washington.
Vitalik Buterin is surprised of the participation of Cory Doctorow to this letter. Cory Doctorow is a famous British-Canadian tech blogger, but also a friend of Buterin’s for several years. In 2018, he gave a speech titled “Decentralize, democratize or die” at DevCon. Which is none other than the annual Ethereum Developer Conference.
With a feeling of misunderstanding, even of betrayal, Buterin then openly expressed his thoughts. According to him, it is true that the beginnings of cryptocurrencies only brought together fans of decentralization. However, like any successful growing industry, he reminds us that success inevitably comes with new profiles interested only in profit and money. However, he points out that this in no way defines what the cryptocurrency industry represents as a whole.
We can tell him that he is right on an excellent point. Pointing out the negatives is easy. However, focusing our efforts together to cooperate and make things better is a real step forward.
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