Jack Dorsey has explicitly denied that he will invest in Ethereum.
It all stems from a tweet by Neeraj K. Agrawal of Coin Center reporting that California Senator Brad Sherman believes the biggest threat to Ethereum is Dogecoin.
The juxtaposition of Ethereum and Dogecoin as competitors has practically no real meaning, and only denotes great ignorance on the part of Senator Sherman, so much so that Dorsey ironically commented that HamsterCoin is even better.
Hamster (HAM) actually exists and is a BEP-20 token on Binance Smart Chain, but in reality, what Dorsey probably meant was that Hamster is better than Doge in order to poke fun at the Senator and those who listen to these improbable remarks.
At this point, Ethereum developer packanimal picked up on Dorsey’s tweet to say that Jack has been a Bitcoin maximalist, in the past, but that he believes it is only a matter of time before Dorsey buys ETH.
Jack’s response was a flat no.
— jack (@jack) June 30, 2021
Jack Dorsey says no to Ethereum
In other words, Dorsey continues to be a Bitcoin maximalist, especially when it comes to cryptocurrency as a financial asset, while Twitter remains open to the use of other blockchains.
In fact, yesterday, the company’s official profile had posted a tweet announcing 140 NFTs as a gift.
140 free NFTs for 140 of you, besties pic.twitter.com/0Pm0tNhIRg
— Twitter (@Twitter) June 30, 2021
These NFTs are issued on the Ethereum blockchain, so Twitter is using both Ethereum and ETH.
Evidently, Dorsey doesn’t consider ETH per se an investment, but a utility token needed to use those functionalities that for example are not present on Bitcoin, but are on Ethereum.
The reactions of the crypto community to Dorsey’s sharp rejection were not long in coming, especially since there are many supporters of Ethereum in this community.
On the other hand, it is absolutely legitimate to be a Bitcoin (or Ethereum) maximalist, and it makes no sense to accuse someone of being one if they have consciously chosen to be one.
Moreover, such rivalries are and have always been, very common, not only in crypto, so this is absolutely normal.
Finally, it is worth mentioning that bitcoin, as a financial asset with the role of a risk-on hedge against inflation, is absolutely unique in the cryptocurrency industry, with no real rival in this respect. However, there are other projects, blockchains and cryptocurrencies that do things that bitcoin natively does not, such as NFTs or smart contracts.
To assume that Ethereum is a competitor to Bitcoin, or even Dogecoin is a competitor to Ethereum, is therefore completely wrong.