Canadian actor William Shatner who we know from Star Trek, started sending out tweets about Vitalik Buterin, creator of Ethereum.
The tweet he tweeted today where he tagged Buterin and posted a thumbs up emoji after it has quickly turned to a discussion thread on Twitter.
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) November 7, 2018
In a reply to Shatner’s tweet, one coder who goes by the name “premine apologist” said, “He’s a literal scammer”. He also said that it is not possible to develop decentralized technology on Ethereum.
After this tweet Shatner was quick to respond saying:
“Then as a coder – go develop your own blockchain technology where you can be 1000% sure of decentralization. Or shove money in a mattress. I hear that’s only overseen by the bed bug community.”
Later in the same thread, the coder called Buterin “dangerous”. To that Shatner responded:
“His viewpoints don’t take into account the fact that the code has to be audited by an auditing firm and approved by consortium or it doesn’t get accepted. He thinks it exists in a bubble. That’s why we have ERC-20, ERC-721… ERC-1701”
Many were impressed by Shatner’s involvement and understanding of the crypto world. One of them even commented, “OMG William Shatner is listing ERC standards in order to school a crypto troll.”
In fact, this is not the first time Star Trek star Shatner spoke about blockchain and cryptocurrency on social media. On the 4th of November, he tweeted “@BobSummerwill the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance? Are we absolutely sure @VitalikButerin isn’t a Star Wars fan? I’ve heard rumors…some started by myself!” He even endorsed token sales publicly last year.
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