Buterin wrote, “Making it mandatory for businesses to accept a specific cryptocurrency is contrary to the ideals of freedom that are supposed to be so important to the crypto space.”
The user had complained about President Bukele’s dictatorial political activities. The original post read, “The idea behind the creation of cryptocurrency, decentralised finance was to be not controlled by any single person, a single group or entity. But what Mr Bukele is doing in real-life politics is exactly opposite the idea of power to the people.” The user called his take an “unpopular opinion.”
Buterin showed his support, “Nothing unpopular about this opinion.” He further added, “Additionally, this tactic of pushing BTC to millions of people in El Salvador at the same time with almost no attempt at prior education is reckless, and risks a large number of innocent people getting hacked or scammed.”
He also criticised Bitcoin maximalists for their support of El Salvador’s partiality towards the largest cryptocurrency by market cap. Buterin wrote, “Shame on everyone (ok, fine, I’ll call out the main people responsible: shame on Bitcoin maximalists) who are uncritically praising him (Bukele).”
Ethereum is the second-largest cryptocurrency with regard to market cap. Usually, Buterin comes out in support of developments in the cryptocurrency network and industry. He is seldom heard commenting on political issues. However, he made an exception this time by commenting on the Reddit user’s note that is categorised under politics on the social media platform.