Vitalik Buterin recently took a break from developing Ethereum to try his hand at satire, in an apparent attempt to fire back at ridicule from Tron CEO, Justin Sun.
A couple of days ago (and presumably after weeks of tireless investigation) it was unearthed that Buterin had once uttered the word “BitTorrent,” even praising it back in 2017 as a long-lasting use case for decentralized apps.
So much for loyalty, Buterin...
#Ethereum's @VitalikButerin is asked in Oct 2017: "outside of Bitcoin no one has proved a real long lasting use case for decentralized applications"?— Misha Lederman (@mishalederman) February 8, 2019
In Nov 2018 asked: "Could you describe a metagame success?"
"BitTorrent."#TRON #BTT #TRX pic.twitter.com/In0uhPiYr3
(Well that’s settled. He may as well hand over his Ether private keys to the Tron foundation now)
Justin Sun caught wind of this notable seal of approval, formulating a quick jibe, alongside (you guessed it) some Tron promotion:
And with that enough was enough, Buterin decided he wasn’t going to take it anymore, and rolled out his unique sense of humour in a not-so-vailed ribbing of Tron “coin shills”:
Replying to Elon Musk’s recent Tweet on Entropy, Buterin decided to shill an ICO for his new Entropy (ETT) token using Musk’s tweet as a sign of endorsement.
Buterin decided to explicitly inform his followers of the joke... just in case.
Note for the uninitiated: yes I am making fun of twitter coin shills who are taking my tweet about VPNs and bittorrent out of context.— Vitalik Non-giver of Ether (@VitalikButerin) February 10, 2019
Where can I buy it? Wen moon?!? I reserve translation to twitter influencer speak. Need bounty manager? /s— Richard Heart BitcoinHEXin4wks (@RichardHeartWin) February 10, 2019
There’s certainly no love lost between Sun and Buterin, and with a long with a history of underhanded comments and retorts between the two competitors, it doesn’t look like this will end any time soon …