Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson has redesigned the Ethereum Classic Twitter account to run on the Ergo platform.
Followers of the Ethereum Classic Twitter account may have found themselves unwanted fans of a brand new crypto project after Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson converted the account into a new community page for the Ergo community.
The Ethereum Classic account has attracted over 600,000 followers since its inception in July 2016 and has been used to post about Ethereum Classic until September 15th.
But as of October 6, the Twitter page now reflects the Ergo platform, a proof-of-work (PoW) blockchain that can facilitate smart contracts with Ethereum-like Cardano connections.
In a long thread attached to the new Ethereum Classic Twitter handle on October 6, Bob Summerville, CEO of the public charity supporting Ethereum Classic, pointed out to Hoskinson that the account was being reused, stating, “6 years of community work has been removed.”
The new promoter has yet to reach the follower count of his old account, which had only 364 followers at the time of this writing.
In the letter, Summerville describes how Hoskinson’s blockchain company Input Output Hong Kong (IOHK) withdrew from ETC for the second time after his offer was rejected in support and declined to speak about his Twitter account until a tweet on Sept. 6. Where he stated that he would not return to the ETC community.
Hoskinson’s actions substantially boosted Ergo Platform’s Twitter following, which only had the old ergoplatformorg division with 64,000 followers. The owner of the Ergo account even directed his followers to his “new account” Ergo_Platform.
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The issues between Hoskinson and his old project are not new, Hoskinson is known for his dislike of Ethereum and goes so far as to call Ethereum Classic a “dead project with no purpose.”