After Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson turned the account into a new Ergo community page, followers of the Ethereum Classic Twitter account may have been unintended fans of the new cryptocurrency project.
The Ethereum Classic account has gained over 600,000 followers since its creation in July 2016 and has been used to post about Ethereum Classic until September 15th.
However, as of October 6, the Twitter page is now showing the Ergo platform, a Proof of Work (PoW) blockchain capable of facilitating Ethereum-like smart contracts with links to Cardano.
In a lengthy thread published on October 6 on the new Ethereum Classic Twitter ticker, Bob Summerville, CEO of the public charity that supports Ethereum Classic, pointed the finger at Hoskinson for account reuse, stating that “6 years of community work has been removed.”
The new handle has yet to reach the follower count of his old account, with only 364 followers at the time of writing.
In the thread, Summerville describes how Blockchain Input Output Hong Kong (IOHK) Hoskinson pulled out of ETC for the second time after not supporting his proposal and refusing to talk about the Twitter account until September 6 in which he stated that he would not return it to the ETC community.
Hoskinson’s move significantly boosted the Twitter follower count for the Ergo platform, which has an old handle on ergoplatformorg with just 64,000 followers. The owner of the Ergo account even directed his followers to his “new account” Ergo_Platform.
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The issues between Hoskinson and his previous project are not new: Hoskinson is known for his hatred of Ethereum and has gone so far as to describe Ethereum Classic as a “dead project with no purpose.”