Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong recently called altcoins a distraction, a comment that didn’t go down the throats of altcoin communities.
“Ripple, Stellar, and Altcoins are all a distraction,” Armstrong had tweeted. “Bitcoin is way too far ahead. We should be focused on bitcoin and sidechains.”
Response from Litecoin Association Director
The most notable miffed response to Armstrong’s tweet came from Andrew Vegetabile (aka TheMage), the Director of Litecoin Association, who ended up challenging the Coinbase official for a one-to-one radio debate.
“Care to discuss on a radio show the legitimacy of alts with me since you seem so convinced there is no future for them,” Vegatabile tweeted back to Armstrong.
The CEO didn’t respond to Vegatabile yet, until the time of this writing.
An Unbiased Take on Coinbase Comment
For once, we as a community have to understand what Armstrong exactly wanted to convey through his controversial tweet. There are two versions here. First, the man simply wanted to glue up the community under one banner called Bitcoin and simply went a little creative to explain it within 140 word limit. Second, he simply meant it. Ripple, Stellar and all other altcoins are actually a waste of time for Armstrong.
If the latter is the case, then we surely would like to hear a word battle between him and Vegetabile.