‘Not the community I come from’

Erik Voorhees, founder and CEO of ShapeShift, revealed in a podcast that he was embarrassed and disgusted by the behavior of Bitcoin extremists at the 2021 Miami Bitcoin Conference.

Voorhees is a Bitcoin OG that can see the advantages of altcoins The second day of the Miami Conference In June. When he said, “Did I hear someone from the previous group say,’If you oppose toxic extremism, you oppose Bitcoin, and you oppose freedom?’… Yes, that’s some nonsense.”

CEO of ShapeShift Unfold These comments were made in an interview with the Unchained Podcast hosted by reporter Laura Shin on July 27. The 35-year-old lashed out at Bitcoiners, who believe that toxic actions such as sabotaging supporters of other cryptocurrencies are a good thing for BTC:

“They have begun to think that destroying these people is a virtue, which helps Bitcoin. Frankly, I think it’s a bit disgusting, and I am embarrassed.”

He added: “These people are talking about the advantages of toxic extremism on stage. I don’t know when they entered Bitcoin, but I am definitely not from the Bitcoin community.”

Vorhees has Say He opposed toxic extremism before, but told Shin that the Miami conference was the first Bitcoin conference he attended and he was “embarrassed by the people present”.

He stated that if Bitcoin and Bitcoin maxis have real enemies, it is “central banks, banks and fiat currencies”, not “Dogecoin community or Ethereum community”.

ShapeShift is a non-custodial cryptocurrency exchange operating in Denver and headquartered in Switzerland.The platform announced and Cross-chain decentralized exchange THORChain realized direct transactions of Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin in April. However, THORChain suffered two million-dollar hacks this month, as well as a third minor intrusion.

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Cointelegraph reported on July 16 that Thorchain was A hacker stole $7.6 million worth of crypto assets, An apparent white hat hacker last week Stole $8 million worth of ETH.

Voorhees admits that the loophole shows that ThorChain still has a long way to go, but the fact that it can provide DEX unrelated to the chain is “a huge development in the industry.”

“THORChain is a very new early software. Recently, they have made some very serious errors. The chain is currently offline. So it is not a panacea, and it is not prepared for prime time, but it works. It works with real money, And it’s getting better and better every week.”