Ethereum ($ETH) – Ethereum Creator Vitalik Buterin Has A Message For Pro-Invasion Russian Journalists: ‘Go F*ck Yourself’
Ethereum ETH/USD co-creator Vitalik Buterin lashed out at Russian journalists — including the editor-in-chief of state-owned Russia Today — on Sunday.
What happened: Buterin responding to a tweet by Margarita Simonovna Simonyanthe editor-in-chief of RussiaToday, telling her to “go f*** yourself,” in Russian, as per a machine-translated tweet.
— vitalik.eth (@VitalikButerin) February 27, 2022
Simonyan had tweeted earlier that “If you are now ashamed that you are Russian, don’t worry, you are not Russian,” also as per a machine translation.
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Why It Matters: Buterin’s tweet also tagged Anatoly Karlin, who has been tweeting on the Russia-Ukraine war and lists his location as Moscow.
One of Karlin’s tweets said that serious Ukrainian resistance would last less than a week, perhaps only one-to-two days.
* Russia-Ukraine War within 48 hours (70%).
* Serious resistance will last
* Eventually integrated into RF: Donbass: 90%; Novorossiya: 70%; Ukraine in ~1939 borders: 40%; +Volhynia: 20%; +Galicia 15%. #prediction
— Anatoly Karlin () (@akarlin0) February 23, 2022
Last week, Russian-born Buterin said “Glory to Ukraine” and criticized Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to attack Ukraine calling it a “crime against the Ukrainian and Russian people.”
The Ukrainian government is asking for donations in cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin BTC/USD and Ethereum as the war with Russia intensifies. More than $5 million in cryptocurrency donations has already been raised for Ukraine over the three days leading up to Sunday.
Price action: At press time, Ethereum traded 3.8% lower at $2,614.81 over 24 hours.
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