Afri Schoedon, One Of Ethereum’s Core Developer, Quits on Social Media After Being Trolled

Ethereum core developer Afri Schoedon recently took to Twitter to announce that he would be going off all social media handles.

Although this incident seems to have come out of nowhere, it was sparked by Schoeden comparing Ethereum against an upcoming project called Polkadot. The developer, among other things, shilled the latter while FUDing about the former.

He said:

“From a legacy chain client developer perspective, this will be a hell of a task to maintain the $ETH 1.x chain for another 2 or 3 years. From a d-app or contract developer perspective, projects like *#*Polkadot will be much more interesting because you can already use them in 2019.”

Hudson Jameson, the co-founder at Oaken Innovations was very disappointed in the Ethereum community, blaming them for chasing away ‘one of our best contributors for the dumbest reasons'.

This sparked an interesting conversation which was joined by the likes of Vitalik and Jackson Palmer. Another discussion saw people asking about the identity of Schoedon. A user responded saying, “An “ETH” lead developer who has been funded by ETH”, “But doing other things like Polkadot and undermining ETH.” To which the developer responded saying he was not working on Polkadot.

Ethereum community wasn't very pleased with his statement, calling him out as the ‘Judas' of Ethereum on Twitter and Reddit, and claiming that there is a ‘conflict of interest.' Founder of Akomba Labs said:

“I remember back in 2018 end of October, just hours after that sync bug was found in Serenity, you immediately called No Serenity in 2018. And then you made sure in the dev meeting to it was delayed to 2019, despite others claiming that the bug is easily fixable. It occurred back to me that there is an obvious conflict of interest in your position, (even if rightfully) delaying Ethereum but working for polkadot. In light of that, this tweet boasting polkadot’s progress and criticizing Ethereum’s speed seems particularly unfortunate.”

However, people like Yaz Khoury came out in defense of Afri:

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