Markus and Hoskinson bury the hatchet.
Dogecoin co-creator Billy Markus and Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson have decided to bury the hatchet following a heated exchange on Twitter on Sunday.
Markus reached out to Hoskinson in a tweet earlier today, implying that he respected the Cardano founder’s work while asserting that he was “overly hostile” in his response. Notably, the Dogecoin co-creator concluded by wishing the Cardano creator and the ADA project well.
Meanwhile, Hoskinson thanked Markus for the gesture and apologized for the harsh sentiments he may have also expressed.
Thanks man. I appreciate it. I'm sorry that I said things that were also a bit hostile. We got this pic.twitter.com/po9STAzPSL
— Charles Hoskinson (@IOHK_Charles) November 8, 2022
As highlighted above, the move comes after a heated exchange between both parties on Sunday. Notably, the Dogecoin co-creator had expressed the sentiment that he did not want Hoskinson to have anything to do with DOGE in response to a proposal by Hoskinson to make Dogecoin a Cardano side chain. The sentiments followed statements from Hoskinson last year describing Dogecoin as a mockery of his life’s work.
In response, Hoskinson doubled down, saying DOGE “stereotypes crypto,” highlighting its risk factors.
As highlighted in the previous report, despite their differing opinions on Dogecoin, previous statements indicate that they share a similar appreciation for crypto utility and disdain for crypto price speculation. While both sides patching things up does not automatically broaden the chances of DOGE becoming a Cardano side chain, it is likely to lead to friendlier relations between members of both communities.
It is a positive development in crypto, already riddled with division. Notably, the industry already envisions a feud between FTX’s Sam Bankman-Fried and Binance’s Changpeng Zhao, as Binance has committed to liquidating its FTT holdings.
Unsurprisingly, both communities have welcomed the peace between both crypto developers. For example, one user noted that it was one of his favorite moments on Twitter in a long time.