After the turmoil over the alterations made to the Ethereum Classic Twitter account earlier this month, Twitter has officially suspended the account.
This just crossed my desk a few minutes ago. Did the @eth_classic twitter handle seriously just get suspended? So after all this drama, the users would have been lost regardless? pic.twitter.com/30NL7aLOv9
— Charles Hoskinson (@IOHK_Charles) October 22, 2022
Response from Charles Hoskinson, the creator of Cardano, was recently made in response to the suspension of the account, which boasted more than 600,000 followers.
Hoskinson, a member of the Cardano community, informed Cardano members of the suspension of the ETH Classic Twitter account, which he said crossed his desk just a few minutes ago. “Is it true that the account was suspended just now?” he tweeted.
The Ethereum Classic founder noted that despite the “dramatization,” Ethereum Classic could still lose all 670,000 followers.”
Conflict Between Hoskinson and Ethereum Classic
In the past few days, the Twitter account of the popular Proof-of-Work (PoW) network Ergo, one of the most popular blockchains for Proof-of-Work (PoW), has been changed to one for Ethereum Classic (ERG). In an interview with Bob Summerville, ETC Cooperative’s executive director, he explained what had changed.
Please. I can drive up to your ranch for a hand off.
— Ethereum Classic DAO (@EthClassicDAO) September 5, 2022
According to Summerville, the issue arose due to Ethereum Classic Cooperative’s decision to refuse to support Input Output Hong Kong’s in-protocol treasury charge of 20%.
I love how a sustainable development fund turns into a miner tax. ETC still gives me sadness for what could have been. It's a dead project with no purpose or real compelling argument to exist outside of spite. https://t.co/JxUGyLYDTu
— Charles Hoskinson (@IOHK_Charles) September 5, 2022
ETC’s Twitter account management was handed over to Hoskinson after the Cardano team became outraged. Ethereum Classic community member Hoskinson was challenged to return the account to the project by a member of the ETC community.
In response to the user, Hoskinson replied that he owned the account and that he could not recoup the millions of dollars invested in development and the years spent maintaining a blockchain that simply wanted to keep the status quo.