Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson has repurposed the Ethereum Classic Twitter account to now leverage the Ergo platform.
Followers of the Ethereum Classic Twitter account may have unwittingly become fans of a whole new crypto project after Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson made the account the new community page for the Ergo community.
The Ethereum Classic account had amassed over 600,000 followers since its creation in July 2016 and was used as of September 15 to post about Ethereum Classic.
However, as of October 6, the Twitter page now reflects the Ergo platform, a proof-of-work (PoW) blockchain capable of facilitating smart contracts, similar to Ethereum, with links to Cardano.
In a lengthy thread posted on the new Ethereum Classic Twitter handle on October 6, Bob Summerwill, the CEO of a public charity that supports Ethereum Classic, pointed the finger at Hoskinson for repurposing the account, noting that “ 6 years of community work wiped out.”
The new handle has yet to reach the follower numbers of his old account, with just 364 followers at the time of writing.
So what just happened to this account?
— Ethereum Classic (@eth_classic) October 6, 2022
In the thread, Summerwill describes how Hoskinson’s blockchain company, Input Output Hong Kong (IOHK), withdrew from the ETC for the second time after a lack of support for a proposal of hers and refused to discuss the Twitter account until a post. from Twitter on September 6th, where he stated that he would not give it back to the ETC community.
return? it’s my account. As for the return, I can’t get back the millions of development dollars we’ve spent or the years of time supporting a blockchain that seems to want to do nothing more than maintain the status quo. We even call it
— Charles Hoskinson (@IOHK_Charles) September 5, 2022
Hoskinson’s move essentially boosted the Twitter following of Ergo Platform, which goes by the old name of ergoplatformorg with just 64,000 followers. The Ergo account holder even directed his followers to his “new account” Ergo_Platform.
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The problems between Hoskinson and his previous project are not new, as Hoskinson is known for his distaste for Ethereum and went so far as to call Ethereum Classic a “purposeless dead project”.