William Shatner may not be the blockbuster actor he once used to be, but the 87 year old has had a string of success in the Star Trek franchise which ran in the late 70's until the early 90's. The self described "philanthropist, actor, producer, father, husband, & Canadian!" forgot to mention Vitalik Buterin supporter and Eth Maximalist.
This comes following a tweet from Shatner simply giving the ethereum founder a thumbs up. While the tweet did not mention or say anything else, Shatner replied several times to a twitter troll and apparently the 87 year old impressed with his knowledge.
Shatner argues a claim from another user that states Buterin is a scammer by telling the twitter user "...Or shove money in a mattress. I hear that’s only overseen by the bed bug community."
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. 🙄— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) November 7, 2018
Shatner continues explaining that ethereum code needs to "be audited by an auditing firm and approved by consortium or it doesn’t get accepted."
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😏— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) November 7, 2018
Needless to say, crypto twitter was super impressed with the actors ability to engage in debate and conversation regarding the matter.
Mr. Shatner: you’re the best thing ever. Mr. Premine here has his vision but definitely won’t reason. We’re so stoked to have you on board!— María Paula (@MPtherealMVP) November 7, 2018
Crypto Twitter: Hey look! Some new guy.— Bruce Fenton (@brucefenton) November 8, 2018
William Shatner: pic.twitter.com/B6qkcjo2eg
Good to see space men getting involved with the future.— Mandalf The Hodler (@MandalfH) November 7, 2018
OMG William Shatner is listing ERC standards in order to school a crypto troll.— Chelsea Palmer (@IMmsGNU) November 7, 2018
This is the greatest timeline and you, sir, are the greatest self-aware actor of our age! pic.twitter.com/Ab69vmaLmi
Good Job Captain Kirk!