Captain Kirk AKA Willaim Shatner has been a long time fan of cryptocurrency and now it the 87-year-old actor and producer from Canada has made some strange tweets in regards to supporting the co-founder of Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin.
Shatner is known for his role in Star Trek as the main character Captain Kirk. In the early hours of today, Shatner put a thumbs up to Buterin which quickly turned into a discussion in the replies of the tweet.
Shatner got several responses from different enthusiasts and one coder even said that Buterin is a literal scammer whilst adding that it isn’t possible to develop decentralised technology on Ethereum.
In this, Shatner responded whilst defending the blockchain network saying:
“Then as a coder – go develop your own blockchain technology where you can be 1000% sure of decentralization. Or shove money in a mattress. I hear that’s only overseen by the bed bug community.”
Later on in the thread, the coder went onto say that the co-founder is dangerous with Shatner responding:
“His viewpoints don’t take into account the fact that the code has to be audited by an auditing firm and approved by consortium or it doesn’t get accepted. He thinks it exists in a bubble. That’s why we have ERC-20, ERC-721… ERC-1701”
As mentioned by CoinDesk, some other comments on the thread appeared to be largely impressed by Shatner’s understanding of the crypto world and that his views were being put out there. Some users tweeted showing that they were surprised by his ERC standard “in order to school a crypto troll.”
Shatner has spoken out about blockchain and cryptocurrency in the past and on Twitter. Earlier in the week, we saw Shatner tweet about Ethereum and Buterin saying:
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) November 4, 2018
The crypto world initially beamed up Shatner last year when he endorsed token sales publicly. Then, in June this year, the actor announced that he was representing Solar Alliance, an alternate energy develop aiming to create a Bitcoin mining facility in Illinois which was completely solar powered.
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