Elon Musk Questions Vitalik Buterin's Departure from Twitter


March 25, 2024

Lagos, Nigeria - Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has questioned why Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin left Twitter.

Buterin left Twitter in September 2023 after his account was hacked via a SIM swap attack. He subsequently moved to Farcaster, a decentralized social media platform.

In a tweet on Saturday, Musk asked, "Why did he leave?" in response to a post by Autism Capital, which called on Buterin to return to Twitter.

Autism Capital argued that Farcaster is not going to "win the culture war" and that Buterin should engage more on Twitter to promote Ethereum.

Buterin has been critical of Twitter's security measures in the past. He has also been an outspoken advocate for Farcaster, calling it the "future of social media."

Despite his departure from Twitter, Buterin remains active on other social media platforms, including Farcaster and Reddit. He also maintains a blog where he publishes essays and updates on his work.

It is unclear whether Buterin will return to Twitter. However, Musk's question has sparked speculation that he may be considering doing so.

About Vitalik Buterin

Vitalik Buterin is a Russian-Canadian programmer and writer. He is best known as the co-founder of Ethereum, the second-largest blockchain platform in the world. Buterin is also a prominent figure in the cryptocurrency community and has been involved in several other blockchain projects.

About Elon Musk

Elon Musk is a South African-born American entrepreneur and businessman. He is the founder, CEO, and chief engineer of SpaceX; CEO and product architect of Tesla, Inc.; founder of The Boring Company; and co-founder of Neuralink and OpenAI. Musk is also a major investor in Twitter.

About the SIM Swap Attack

A SIM swap attack is a type of cyberattack in which a hacker takes control of a victim's phone number by transferring it to a new SIM card. This can allow the hacker to access the victim's accounts on social media, email, and other online services.