Vitalik Buterin says ‘shame on bitcoin maximalists’ who support El Salvador’s president in forcing businesses to accept the cryptocurrency | Currency News | Financial and Business News

Ethereum co-creator, Vitalik Buterin.

  • Vitalik Buterin said “shame on bitcoin maximalists” who uncritically praise El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele.
  • Making businesses accept a specific coin goes against the “ideals of freedom” important to crypto, the ethereum co-founder said.
  • Pushing bitcoin to millions of people without educating them is “reckless” and could lead to scams, the crypto billionaire said.
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Ethereum co-creator Vitalik Buterin has called out “bitcoin maximalists” for their uncritical support of President Nayib Bukele’s efforts to make the token an everyday currency in El Salvador.

The 27-year-old crypto billionaire criticized enthusiastic proponents of bitcoin who back the Salvadorean leader, in comments suggesting he doesn’t believe Bukele’s enthusiasm for enforcement should be applauded.

“Shame on everyone (ok,…

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