Cardano (ADA) Founder Charles Hoskinson Clarifies Ripple Labs Rumor and Addresses Twitter Haters
Charles Hoskinson, the founder of IOG (Input Output Global) responsible for the Cardano blockchain, took to Twitter to address a circulating rumor that he used to work for Ripple Labs. Hoskinson humorously stated, “You’re confusing me for Vitalik,” referring to Vitalik Buterin, the co-creator of Ethereum. He clarified that he never worked for Ripple Labs and suggested that people may be mistaking him for Buterin, who was associated with Ripple in its early days.
Although both Buterin and Hoskinson were involved in the creation of Ethereum, Hoskinson left the project early on to pursue his own vision of blockchain technology. He went on to establish IOHK (Input Output Hong Kong), which later became IOG (Input Output Global) and developed the Cardano blockchain.
Hoskinson has not only faced misconceptions about his past but has also been actively confronting critics and haters on Twitter. Recently, he faced personal attacks regarding his involvement in a search expedition in the Pacific Ocean and his connection to a submarine exploration near the Titanic site. Hoskinson refuted claims that he was spending other people’s money and questioned the notion that the money he owns belongs to others.
Despite the occasional controversies and misunderstandings, Hoskinson remains dedicated to advancing the Cardano project and blockchain technology as a whole.