Charles Hoskinson of Cardano (ADA) Slams Crypto Journalists: 'I'm Not Here to Get Your Clicks'

Sun, 06/14/2020 - 14:39
Vladislav Sopov
Charles Hoskinson, CEO and Co-Founder of IOHK (company behind Cardano (ADA)) told which crypto media outlets shouldn't bother reaching him for comment anymore.
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In his latest video, Charles Hoskinson explained that some articles written by well-known cryptocurrency and blockchain media outlets have explicitly abused the narrative about the ties between him and Ethereum (ETH).

'Put yourself in my shoes'

Mr. Hoskinson decided to make things clear about some interview articles published by various blockchain media outlets. He revealed that his interaction with journalists have followed a similar pattern a couple of times. They discussed multiple subjects related to Cardano (ADA), Input Output HK and, at best, only a few questions about Ethereum.

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However, some articles have been published that overuse Ethereum (ETH) in both the headlines and the text. Despite working full-time as the CEO of IOHK, some media outlets find it possible to call Mr. Hoskinson as 'Ethereum Co-Founder'.

Mr. Hoskinson highlighted that instead of informing the public on valuable topics that are related to the progress of current products, some journalists are only interested in the hypothetical 'revenge to Ethereum' or its competition with its leader Vitalik Buterin.

Now, he has decided to tell journalists that he is extremely tired of this approach and is not interested in talking about the events from the past:

'Don't ask me about my relationships with Ethereum anymore'

Peaceful Co-Existence

Mr. Hoskinson slammed the very idea of an eternal 'war' between Cardano (ADA) and Ethereum (ETH). He is sure that the market nowadays is incredibly diverse, allowing different blockchains to co-exist like Apple and Microsoft.

He stated that he will never talk to journalists who have written about him in an Ethereum-focused manner. In the most recent case 'Ethereum Co-Founder' abuse, Hoskinson revealed to media outlets that published article was the result of being contact by IOHK's Media Director, with a request to only use his current positions in the text.

Nevertheless, this outlet failed to meet this request, and the leader of Cardano (ADA) guessed the reason behind this abusive decision:

They get more clicks with this title. But I'm not here to get your clicks!

Finally, Hoskinson highlighted that he doesn't need news sources of this type to cover his activities.

About the author

Blockchain Analyst & Writer with scientific background. 5+ years in IT-analytics, 2+ years in blockchain.

Worked in independent analysis (Crypto Briefing) as well as in start-ups (, Monoreto, Attic Lab etc.)

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