Dogecoin Co-Founder Billy Markus, who teamed up with Jackson Palmer to create the popular meme coin in 2013 as a casual and side project, has voiced his opinion on the behavior of Bitcoin enthusiasts on Twitter. He directly referred to them as "the literal worst at marketing."
Markus's remarks were prompted by his response to a video by BTC maximalist Robert Breedlove, wherein Jason Lowery praised Bitcoin's significance, labeling it as more than a mere coin – a "future battleground," a safeguard for security, and a protector of personal data. Lowery also took the opportunity to subtly critique Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg, identifying them as the new "god kings."
In a tone of mockery, Billy Markus critiqued the strategies employed by Bitcoin maximalists in their attempts to attract new adherents. According to him, their underlying message is essentially, "Join our clearly mentally ill group of insecure losers!" Bitcoin maximalists, often dismissive of all cryptocurrencies other than BTC, commonly refer to alternative coins as "s-coins." Notably, figures like Max Keiser have even called for regulatory action by the SEC against major crypto exchanges, likening them to casinos, and suggested classifying altcoins as securities—a stance that resonates with current moves by the SEC under Gary Gensler's leadership.
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