Charles Hoskinson, the founder of Cardano, has taken over the Ethereum Classic Twitter account to now draw attention to the Ergo Platform. If you follow Ethereum Classic on Twitter, you may have suddenly become a fan of another crypto project without even realizing it – that’s because Charles Hoskinson turned the account into a new community page for those interested in learning more about Ergo.
The Ethereum Classic account had amassed over 600,000 followers since its creation in July 2016. Its content up until Sept. 15 pertained to Ethereum Classic but as of Oct 6, the page now focuses on the Ergo Platform instead. This is a blockchain that allows for smart contracts like Ethereum and is proof-of-work (PoW). By linking to Cardano, more people will be able to find this information easily.
On Oct. 6, Bob Summerwill, the executive director of a public charity supporting Ethereum Classic, used Twitter to accuse Hoskinson of taking over their account and erasing “6 years of community work.”
The new handle has only 364 followers as of now– far from the old account’s numbers. In the thread, Summerwill explains how Hoskinson’s company IOHK left ETC for a second time because of insufficient support for one of his proposals. He goes on to say that Hoskinson refused to address the Twitter situation until recently when he made a post declaring that he would not be returning the account to the ETC community.
Hoskinson’s move has essentially gained traction for the Ergo Platform on Twitter- they went from having 64,000 followers to now having directions to their “new account”, which is Ergo_Platform. Hoskinson has always been vocal about his issues with Ethereum and even described it as a “dead project with no purpose.”