Don’t attend 2018 Coindesk Consensus-Ethereum founder Vitalik Butterin
One of the most influential minds in the cryptocurrency space Vitalik Butterin who is also the founder of the second largest cryptocurrency by marketcap ethereum has called on crypto-community to boycott the much anticipated and one of the most influential crypto gathering called Coindesk consensus scheduled to be held on the 14th to 16th of may 2018.
according to CoinDesk website the summit is expected to host more than 4,000 people accross the globe and about 250 speakers between May 14-16 in New York,
Vitalik through his twitter handle made this call citing several reasons for the need to boycott the upcoming concensus. His tweet dated back to Thursday, Cited that he’s boycotting this year’s Consensus conference after CoinDesk, the news website that organizes the event, linked to a fraudulent website in one of its stories. Vitalik who has a over 745 000 twitter followers opted others to stay away from the event.
— Bloomberg Crypto (@crypto) April 26, 2018
CoinDesk later made a correction on the story following the jump of a digital token called OMG to remove the link Buterin referred to in his tweet.
According to coindesk CEO Kevin Worth through an email he said,
“We were disappointed to learn of Vitalik’s tweet today regarding a CoinDesk reporting error, for which we apologize,”
He further clarifies saying that,
“One of our reporters included an unverified link in an article; we quickly identified the error and fixed it. We strive to maintain the highest level of unbiased, ethical journalism in order to provide the best possible coverage of the blockchain industry.”
Following the thread of the tweet,Buterin also said he didn’t like how the news site covered a proposed update to Ethereum’s code, said he disagrees with CoinDesk’s policy on reader comments, and suggested the $2,000-$3,000 price-tag on the ticket is excessive.
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