Jackson Palmer, creator of Dogecoin, leaves Twitter and YouTube behind

19 Apr, 2019
by David Borman
Jackson Palmer, creator of Dogecoin, leaves Twitter and YouTube behind

It has been reported by TrustNodes that Jackson Palmer, the creator of Dogecoin, has decided to turn his twitter account and YouTube channel to private. His official reasons given being a mix of scammers impersonating him and the general toxic culture.

Palmer created Dogecoin back in 2015 but later left the project altogether because the whole thing was originally meant to be a joke. When the internet took it very seriously, Palmer was turned off.

Now, he's separated himself from the community further. Both his personal twitter and YouTube channels are set to private, though he did mention still doing public tech review videos. As to why he made this decision, a large motivating force has apparently been how much he gets impersonated online in connection with scams. In his own words:

"Every few days, I get contacted by someone saying I’m being impersonated on Telegram, WhatsApp or via email spoofing offering ‘promoted’ videos for money. In some cases, I sense hostility from these people towards me and they say ‘you should do something about it!’"

This wasn't the only part of the community experience that was unpleasant for Palmer. It seems responses to his YouTube channel were also rather vitriolic:

"In addition to this, a large chunk of the comments on my videos were akin to ‘this guy talks funny and is dumb, this coin is actually amazing because I have bags of it myself so it must be great’. I turned off notifications, but it’s still not compelling feedback to receive."

It is a shame to see someone driven away by the community. Hopefully one day Palmer will return and the community will be more mature by then. One can dream...

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