COINDESK UPDATING… Star Trek's Shatner Defends Ethereum Creator Vitalik Buterin in Tweetstorm

Eighty-seven-year-old Canadian actor and producer William Shatner simply made some mysterious tweets supporting ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin.

Shatner, a preferred determine for his position within the Star Trek TV collection, first tweeted a “thumbs up” to Buterin on Wednesday, which was fast to show right into a dialogue thread.

In a reply to Shatner’s tweet, one coder named “premine apologist” mentioned about Buterin, “He is a literal scammer”, including that it isn’t attainable to develop decentralized know-how on ethereum.

To that, Shatner went on to defend the blockchain community, saying:

“Then as a coder – go develop your personal blockchain know-how the place you could be 1000% positive of decentralization. Or shove cash in a mattress. I hear that is solely overseen by the mattress bug group.”

Later within the thread, the coder additional described  Buterin as “harmful.” Shatner responded:

“His viewpoints do not bear in mind the truth that the code must be audited by an auditing agency and accepted by consortium or it would not get accepted. He thinks it exists in a bubble. That is why we have now ERC-20, ERC-721… ERC-1701”

Another feedback on the thread seemed to be largely impressed by Shatner’s understanding of the crypto world and that he was placing out his views on the market.

One tweeted: “OMG William Shatner is itemizing ERC requirements with a view to faculty a crypto troll.”

This isn’t the primary time that Shatner has spoken of blockchain and cryptocurrency on Twitter. In a tweet about ethereum and Buterin earlier this week, he mentioned: 

“@BobSummerwill the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance? Are we completely positive @VitalikButerin is not a Star Wars fan? I’ve heard rumors…some began on my own!”

Shatner first beamed into the crypto house final yr, when he publicly endorsed token gross sales. Then, in June 2018, the actor introduced he was representing Photo voltaic Alliance, an alternate power developer planning to construct a solar-powered bitcoin mining facility in Illinois.

William Shatner picture by way of Shutterstock

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