Laura Shin accuses Charles Hoskinson, the Cardano founder, of fake claims

Key Takeaways:

  • Laura Shin disclosed on Twitter Sunday a text questioning Hoskinson’s credibility of even graduating.
  • Ethereum co-founder Hoskinson tweeted in 2018, “I graduated but did not complete a PHD. I will return and finish it after I retire.”
  • Despite being the co-founder of the Ethereum project, he left it after getting friction from other co-founder, Vitalik Buterin. Later, he went on to establish the Cardano network.

Charles Hoskinson, the founder of the Cardano blockchain platform and co-founder of the Ethereum blockchain platform, has got under fire as business journalist Laura Shin alleges on Twitter that Hawkins has been deceiving people through his credentials of being an PhD dropout.

Hoskinson has time and again, shared his educational background in the public sphere. For instance, he took to Twitter on September 9, 2018, “I graduated but did not complete a PHD. I will return and finish it after I retire. I also studied a topic but has nothing to do with Cryptocurrencies (Number Theory) any credentials there wouldn’t be applicable to protocol development or software engineering.”

But contrary to his house earlier claims, Shin disclosed on Twitter Sunday a text questioning Hoskinson’s credibility, “That fall, on Twitter, when asked about his degree he claimed as he had for years that had dropped out of a PhD program. Metropolitan State University of Denver, which doesn’t have a graduate math program said he’d been enrolled part-time as a math major between 2006 and 2008 and again from 2012 to 2014 and the University of Colorado boulder said he was a part-time undergraduate math major for four semesters from spring 2009 to fall 2011 he never on the degree from either.”

According to his profile, Colorado-based Charles Hoskinson “attended Metropolitan State University of Denver and University of Colorado Boulder to study analytic number theory before moving into cryptography through industry exposure.”

Apart from constituting the founding unit of many cryptocurrency-related start-ups like Invictus Innovations, Ethereum and IOHK, Hoskinson has previously tried his hand in both the public and private sectors. Having been was one of the founding members of the ethereum project, he left it after getting friction from other co-founder, Vitalik Buterin. Later, he went on to erect the Cardano network.

Once the founding chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation’s education committee who later established the 2013 Cryptocurrency Research Group, he currently helms projects revolving around educating people about cryptocurrency by mobilizing them on decentralization and creating cryptographic tools which are more efficient and user-friendly.

Roopashi Semalty
Roopashi Semalty

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