Elon Musk asks why Ethereum co-creator Vitalik Buterin left

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By Harper Lee

People • March 25, 2024, 4:47 a.m. EDT

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UPDATED: March 25, 2024, 5:12 a.m. EDT

Elon Musk today asked why Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin left X, the platform he acquired and renamed Twitter.

Musk’s question came as answer to the X Autism Capital account, who shared his opinion that “Vitalik needs to come back to X.”

Buterin has been active on Farcaster, a Twitter-like crypto-centric social media platform. “Farcaster feels like it’s reached the point where it’s quite usable as an alternative to Twitter for a lot of people,” he said. wrote in February, adding, “The chains thing makes it *better* in many ways in my opinion.”

Farcaster has gotten a lot of attention in the last month. The launch of Frames – integrations that effectively turn Farcaster-based posts into interactive mini-apps – has helped propel the platform’s daily active users to new heights. This led to an increase in income. It also provided support for Solana addresses last month.

“Farcaster is not going to win the culture war,” said Autism Capital. “If he wants Ethereum to shine, he should engage more in [X], not to sequester yourself with your chosen peers on an island. It will have much more impact if it engages the wider community here. »

Buterin almost 180,000 subscribers on Farcaster, where his account is linked to his Ethereum Name Service address, vitalik.eth. For comparison, he has 5.2 million followers on his X account – where he always posts, albeit rarely.

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