Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin recently criticized El Salvador’s move to accept Bitcoin, describing it as “reckless”. He shared this in a comment he left on r/CryptoCurrency, the largest cryptocurrency-related subreddit.


Buterin mocks Bitcoin maximists

Buterin believes that forcing companies to accept cryptocurrency is against the ethos of the crypto world. The Russian-Canadian programmer adds that Salvadorans are at risk of being hacked or scammed for lack of knowledge.

In a follow-up comment, Buterin mocked Bitcoin maximalists as a community easily influenced by powerful allies:

Bitcoin Maximalists are a very easy community to get behind you. You just need to be in a position of power and say nice things about their coin and they will praise you.

Last month, Buterin also criticized Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. His most recent comments have not gone unnoticed by the Bitcoin community. They accused Buterin of being “salty” and hypocritical.