Ethereum C.E.O blast El Salvador

Vitalik Buterin, co-founder and leader of Ethereum has taken to reddit to call out the President of El Salvador and those in support of the government of El Salvador’s position to adopt Bitcoin as an official currency. He yelled shame on those praising the move, accusing them of lacking critical thinking.

The Ethereum billionaire was particularly  against the mandatory policy for businesses to accept specific cryptocurrency. This he insisted is against the ideals of freedom that are supposed to be important to the industry. In his own words,

“..making it mandatory for businesses to accept a specific cryptocurrency is contrary to the ideals of freedom that are supposed to be so important to the crypto space”

Buterin condemned the policy of forcing millions of people into using Bitcoin for business transactions without prior education, making them sitting preys for scams and cyber attacks.

“Additionally, this tactic of pushing BTC to millions of people in El Salvador at the same time with almost no attempt at prior education is reckless, and risks a large number of innocent people getting hacked or scammed. Shame on everyone (ok, fine, I’ll call out the main people responsible: shame on Bitcoin maximalists) who are uncritically praising him.” he said.

The President of El Salvador, Nayibb Bukele have come under intense criticism for initiating the policy.