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