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Vitalik Buterin Started Rapping To Promote Ethereum - Community Not Entirely Happy With That

Invest In Blockchain 2019-04-12 11:40:12

Vitalik Buterin is receiving some flak for a performance on April 10 relating to Ethereum at the EdCon 2019 conference, after rapping with fellow crypto insiders against a colorful background featuring Australian wildlife.

So who wants to see @VitalikButerin and @karl_dot_tech rap? #EDCON2019 pic.twitter.com/CbGp9P7vYH

— Jinglan Wang 🔮 (@jinglanW) April 11, 2019


Some crypto enthusiasts found the act a little cringe-worthy and a poor marketing stunt, though others say that it’s alright to have a little fun and be a little offbeat.

Indeed, Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao is in the second camp and does not seem to mind, even saying that he “kinda likes it”,


This beats my shorts by a long shot.

Despite all the eye brows in the comments, I kinda like it. People should do what they like to do, be a little weird, be a genius. @VitalikButerin

Freedom. https://t.co/M941zkjKlX

— CZ Binance (@cz_binance) April 12, 2019



It’s clear, though, that this is no stunt to get bring some attention to Ethereum – the project certainly needs no help with that. The whole performance appears to simply be a group of developers and crypto insiders having some fun.

And Buterin is not the only one who’s attempted to use stage and sound to get some attention on a platform. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates once famously danced to the Rolling Stones “Start Me Up” for the launch of Windows 95:


We want to hear your opinion! What do you think about Vitalik marketing for Ethereum in this way?