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Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin boycotted Coindesk-conference

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Vitalik Buterin calls for a Boycott against the upcoming Consensus 2018-conference Coindesk. According to the opinion of the Ethereum co-founder of support the platform Scams. He also questioned the quality of their reporting.

The English-language platform, Coindesk is for many of the crypto-interested in English-speaking countries a point of contact when it comes to news in Blockchain and Bitcoin. Vitalik Buterin, founder of Ethereum, positioned in a series of Tweets now decided against Coindesk. His criticism was mainly of the “terrible reporting” about EIP 999, as well as its strong commercial orientation, and the support of Scams. Here is the Translation of the Tweets:

Disclaimer: As always, it has been translated for readability, right – Vitaliks English is technical. The original Posts can be found here.


1. Coindesk is ruthless complicit by supporting Giveaway Scams. Look at the last article on OMG, in which you can link directly to a Giveaway-Scam.

2. Your reporting on EIP 999 was terrible. You have posted a lurid article in which they claimed that the Chain would be split, as, actually, only it was clear that the EIP 999 was *very far* from being accepted […]. As @peter_szilagyi not complained that his comment appeared, though the author had asked for his opinion, was the answer of the author that the article had already been published, as they got the answer. Seriously, is you speed, so much more important than accuracy?

3. Its guidelines on reporting are designed to you with Gotchas [a kind of trap in the programming area]. Did you know that if you send them a response and explicitly says that parts of the message are confidential, they are not treated in anyway? (Except if you start a game of requests and approvals).

4. And by the way, the conference 2.000-3.000 US-Dollar costs. Personally, I refuse to support something like that.

Charles Hoskinson of Cardano joins Coindesk-Boycott

Shortly afterwards, Charles Hoskinson of Cardano announced its Boycott of Coindesk:

“Welcome to the Boycott. I’m not going to appear.“

On a demand of another Twitter User, why not use the opportunity at the conference to confront Coindesk, he joined Vitalik Buterins last Tweet:

“Because it would legitimize a $ 3,000 Ticket Event, which claims to be the most important conference ever. To be honest, I believe that the conference model is completely run out. Meetups and YouTube are much more effective.“

Buterin agreed with the opinion of Hoskinson not entirely. He noted that conferences are useful to unite people from all over the world under the same theme. Smaller academic conferences to be meaningful. Except Buterin and Hoskinson also OmiseGo announced their Boycott of the conference.

The conference will take place nevertheless. We may be reports. Suitable to Vitalik Buterin here is our Comic of the week:

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