Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson has been harshly critical of Ethereum Classic (ETC). In a recent tweet, a prominent Ethereum Classic supporter named 'Sethccormack9' claimed that Hoskinson wanted to impose a 20% miner tax in order to "exploit" the network. Hoskinson, who did not remain silent in the face of this situation, became the agenda again on social media.
Hoskinson noted that the tax in question is not a miner's tax, as the Ethereum Classic advocate claims, but a sustainable 'development fund'. “It is unacceptable to qualify a fund necessary for a sustainable ecosystem as a miner's tax,” Hoskinson said. The manager emphasized that the Ethereum Classic network has not been able to reach its full potential. In addition, Hoskinson claimed that ETC is a dead project with no clear purpose for existence.
The tweet shared by Hoskinson in response is as follows; "I love how a sustainable development fund turns into a miner tax. ETC still gives me sadness for what could have been. It's a dead project with no purpose or real compelling argument to exist outside of spite."
Hoskinson has been known to react sharply to issues that could damage his reputation or the image of the Cardano project. The famous CEO targeted many who had previously criticized Cardano. Last month, Hoskinson compared Solana to an old Nintendo game, while recommending a YouTube video that might fix network congestion. Alongside Hoskinson, other core Cardano supporters also criticized the Ethereum Classic advocate for blaming Hoskinson. Meanwhile, Hoskinson isn't the only one who has been critical of Ethereum Classic lately. The project was the target of criticism arrows as it could not reach its full potential after the hard fork in the Ethereum network.
However, not everyone in the industry agrees that Ethereum Classic is a dead project. Many are waiting for another hard fork to happen when Ethereum Merge goes live. The general view is that even after Ethereum's proof-of-stake (PoS) algorithm moves to consensus, miners will want to continue mining.
In July, Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin urged ETH miners to switch to ETC once the Merge upgrade goes live. The manager described Ethereum Classic as:
“It's a very welcoming community and I think proof-of-work (PoW) fans will welcome them. If you like proof-of-work, you should use Ethereum Classic. It's a pretty good ecosystem.”