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Cardano (ADA) always announces that it follows strictly scientific criteria in its development. Today, critical questions arise about the academic career of founder Charles Hoskinson. Charles […]
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Cardano (ADA) always announces that it follows strictly scientific criteria in its development. Today, critical questions arise about the academic career of founder Charles Hoskinson.
Charles Hoskinson, as the founder of Cardano (ADA), has a justified reputation for being pompous in crypto discussions. In Germany, for example, IOTA in particular remembers how Hoskinson attacked the project a year ago and accused IOTA of false statements on the subject of “freedom of fees”. Now, however, this same Charles Hoskinson himself comes to the embarrassment of having to explain if he hasn’t brightened up his CV. Renowned crypto journalist Laura Shin recently published a book that made headlines because of the DAO hack revelations. An attentive reader, however, focused on the person of Charles Hoskinson while reading it and thus sparked a lively controversy on Twitter.
Hi Charles, speaking of fiction, do you want to address the discrepancies between your claims of dropping out of a PhD program and the schools’ claims that you were enrolled as an undergraduate? pic.twitter.com/gBULGEa6KK
— Laura Shin (@laurashin) March 6, 2022
For Hoskinson clearly disagreed with Laura Shin’s portrayal of her career and accused her of writing fiction. She could rival sci-fi and fantasy authors, Hoskinson said spitefully — but people shouldn’t take her report in book form seriously. Laura Shin, who writes for magazines such as Forbes, didn’t want to stop there. She fired back in Hoskinson’s direction and publicly demanded that he explain the discrepancies with his academic background. Hoskinson had stated several times in the past that he quit writing a doctoral dissertation for his full-time involvement in the crypto industry. Shin checked with the aforementioned universities in Denver and Colorado — and learned that Hoskinson had dropped out as a regular student and never graduated. A doctorate for Hoskinson would therefore be a long way off.
This is particularly pungent for Cardano as ADA claims to be the one with strictly scientific claim in the cryptocurrency contest. Hoskinson likes to point out in the development of Cardano that this approach just takes time, but in return it provides fully validated results. But how does a former “loafing student” without a degree like Hoskinson expect to discuss Cardano with professors and other academics on an equal footing? For now, at least, Hoskinson has once again backed down from discord with Laura Shin and hasn’t denied her story.
Cardano’s credibility suffers under founder Hoskinson.
One might be inclined to dismiss the bickering over Charles Hoskinson’s resume as buffoonery — if there were no backstory and ADA weren’t presented as “science first.” But with Cardano’s disappointing progress, ADA is rightly measured against what Hoskinson promised. If Cardano’s poster already lacks sincerity in his resume, how can Hoskinson be trusted in general? The scoffers of this country will remember all the politicians who have stumbled upon plagiarism in doctoral dissertations or cheating on their CVs. It looks like Hoskinson – who also co-founded Ethereum (ETH) – could become a liability for Cardano.
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