Followers of the Ethereum Classic Twitter account may have unintentionally become followers of a totally new crypto project when Cardano creator Charles Hoskinson converted the account into the new Ergo community page.
Since its start in July 2016, the Ethereum Classic account has amassed over 600,000 followers, and it was used to post about Ethereum Classic until September 15.
However, as of October 6, the Twitter page now represents the Ergo Platform, a proof-of-work (PoW) blockchain capable of allowing smart contracts with linkages to Cardano.
On October 6, Bob Summerwill, the executive director of a public charity backing Ethereum Classic, pointed the finger at Hoskinson for repurposing the account, adding that “6 years of community work has been erased.”
With only 428 followers at the time of writing, the new handle has yet to match the follower counts of its predecessor.
Summerwill explains in the thread how Hoskinson’s blockchain company Input Output Hong Kong (IOHK) withdrew from the ETC for the second time due to a lack of support for a proposal of his and refused to talk about the Twitter account until a September 6 Twitter post in which he declared he would not be returning it to the ETC community.
Hoskinson’s decision has virtually increased the Ergo Platform’s Twitter followers, which now have 64,000 followers under the former username of ergoplatformorg.
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