crypto prices mostly fell over the past week, but there have been some promising signs of crypto acceptance around the world: India and the European Union are preparing their own central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), and Russia is drafting legislation to incorporate crypto into the same regulatory framework. as foreign currencies.
On Crypto Twitter, drama unfolded that had nothing to do with prices or CBDCs.
Web3 deals with harassment and Twitter ‘cancellation’
On Monday, non-binary Web3 and NFT educator Dame shared some of the abuse they have received through encrypted messages attached to Ethereum transactions.
The transphobic messages are not worth playing, but you can see them on Lady’s Twitter. Dame seemed to shrug, writing on a follow-up tweet: “on the plus side this person had to spend $7.16 to harass me lmao.”
It turned out that the stalker, unsurprisingly, did not even get the facts right. As Dame explained: “This person clearly has no idea who I am because I’m not trans or gay and I’ve never had surgery.”
also just to clarify this person clearly has no idea who i am because i am not trans or gay and have never had surgery
imagine paying to send a hate message and you haven’t even got the facts straight LOL
The next day, Dame received even more abuse, but a benefactor showed up to send them some ETH and a message praising their courage.
I got another chain message full of slander last night but a kind soul also encrypted a really positive and uplifting note for me: thanks to whoever took the time to do this… when i clicked on the txn i was expecting more hatehttps://t.co/S0RUiQErQ1pic.twitter.com/bnoD4Xj0y1
That same day, digital art market SuperRare announced that it had severed ties with an employee for “past offensive and racist language”.
that employee was Ashley Christenson aka Ashnichristfounder of Academy of Current Trainers, a program to help amateur streamers become leading content creators. Ashnichrist responded on Twitter, writing, in part: “I apologize for the damage and pain I have caused and am resigning from @SuperRare to reflect and learn from my mistakes.”
I have tweeted some unacceptable and derogatory comments in my past and I am deeply ashamed.
I apologize for the damage I caused and resign my position at @Super rare to reflect and learn from my mistakes.
From the harassment sent to Dame, to Christenson’s firing, to the elimination of Brantly Millegan of the Ethereum Naming Service for previous homophobic tweets, the Web3 community is clearly experiencing a watershed moment involving anonymity and the opinions of the people behind the avatars.
cryptocurrency podcast Coby He added his cheerful two cents: “If you’re going to get fired for tweeting swear words in song lyrics 12 years ago, I think you might as well tweet the same lyrics again to make it really worth your firing. What’s the point of a decade of personal growth if you still get fired?
If you’re going to get fired for tweeting swear words in song lyrics 12 years ago, I think you might as well tweet the same lyrics again to make your firing worth it. What good is a decade of personal growth if you still get fired?
The remaining two founders of Bored Ape are unmasked
last week, a buzzfeed research revealed two of the four anonymous creators of the massive hit Bored Monkeys Yacht Club NFT collection. On Tuesday, the two remaining members voluntarily stepped out of the shadows.
The founder known as “Emperor Tomato Ketchup” (clearly a fan of Stereolab) calls himself Kerem in the offline world.
And “Sass” is called Zeshan.
Buterin pleads with Putin
Finally, the creator of Ethereum and Russian citizen, Vitalik Buterin, publicly asked Russian President Vladimir Putin not to invade Ukraine because “harm humanity.”
The 28-year-old wrote: “Whether the situation will return to a peaceful path or there will be a war, now cannot be decided by Zelensky, not by NATO, but by @KremlinRussia. […] I hope they choose wisely.”
Нападение на Украину может только навредить России, Украине и человечеству.
Вернется ли ситуация на мирный путь или будет война, сейчас может решить не Зеленский, не нато, а @KremlinRussia
Israeli blockchain investor maya zehavi He added: “Vitalik’s take on geopolitics is so weird that it really tells me how serious the situation is.”
putin has deployed forces to threaten the border with Ukraine, and many worry that a full-scale invasion is inevitable. Over $570,000 worth of crypto has been sent so far to Ukrainian NGOs this year, with most organizations using it for defense, medical supplies or cyber warfare.