Cardano Founder Calls Bitcoin Developer’s Comment on PoS Consensus Network Stupid

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Cardano’s boss, Charles Hoskinson, joined Vitalik Buterin to slam the long-serving Bitcoin developer, Jimmy Song, who said a Proof-of-Stake network is the worst consensus system.

The Ethereum co-founder, Buterin, had initially reacted to Song’s negative remarks about the PoS system. However, Hoskinson, a fierce fighter for Cardano and crypto in general, had more words to say as he called Song’s post stupid on Twitter.

Related:  Ethereum Co-Founder Slams Veteran Bitcoin Developer Over Comments Against the PoS Consensus Mechanism.

What The Bitcoin Developer Said About the PoS Network

Jimmy Song had directly attacked Proof-of-Stake systems like Ethereum and Cardano over the weekend for their inability to solve the Byzantine Generals Problem, showing that the networks are not truly decentralised. 

The Bitcoin developer tweeted:

“Proof-of-stake does not solve the Byzantine Generals Problem. Therefore, it does not provide a decentralised consensus. If you didn’t understand this tweet, then you are completely unqualified to make any claims about proof-of-stake,” 

Buterin, who is currently working on Ethereum’s transition from a Proof-of-Work consensus algorithm to Proof-of-Stake, was displeased by the comments of Jimmy Song.

The Ethereum founder reacted to the post more politely, saying:

“Pro-tip: if there’s a long-established tradition of people debating A vs B based on deep arguments touching on math, economics and moral philosophy, and you come along saying ‘B is dumb because of a one-line technicality involving definitions’, you’re probably wrong.”

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