Popular cryptocurrency guru Laura Shin has released her latest book in which she details
the beginnings of Ethereum and the founders behind the project.
In her book she states that Charles Hoskinson, co-founder of Ethereum and founder of Cardano, has been lying about his education history.
After the book’s release, many went to Twitter to post about Shin’s findings. Hoskinson was quick to discredit her work by saying, “Great work of fiction. Tough market to beat George R.R. Martin and Tolkien, but we wish her well”.
Shin however followed up on the Tweet with images that prove Hoskinson never even applied to the school in question.
Cryptocurrency enthusiasts were quick to put Hoskinson on blast with many on Reddit and other forums wondering if anything Hoskinson has said can be trusted.
SingularityNET CEO Ben Goertzel aired his opinion stating it did not matter which classes he took as they were not directly related to cryptocurrency development.
Hoskinson has not responded to the proof that Shin has posted. The images she provided raised questions about whether Hoskinson even graduated with an undergrad degree at all.
These claims are serious and make Hoskinson look underqualified for the large-scale project he is looking to grow.
If Hoskinson did graduate from the school, he claims there will likely be a defamation lawsuit to come. It will be interesting to see the development of this over the coming weeks and months.
Shin is usually very accurate with her research and if a claim this large is found to be incorrect it could damage her reputation.
Hoskinson’s blockchain Cardano launched its mainnet in 2021 and has underperformed compared to the expectations many had.
The price of Cardano’s native coin, ADA, has suffered for almost nine months as the number of dapps on the chain failed to grow significantly.
Hoskinson is one of the few project CEOs that keep a large online presence and regularly posts update videos for his community. The amount of tweets in regards to this latest development will surely warrant a further response.