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- Vitalik Buterin drew attention to the comparison between World War II and the cryptocurrency landscape.
- Buterin said that Ethereum is perceived as the “mortal enemy” of Bitcoin followers, while some believe Tron is a copycat of Ethereum.
- Buterin was referring to a post that discussed the dynamics inside and outside the World War II group.
Just as battle lines were drawn between 1939 and 1945, similar lines have been drawn through the crypto landscape in the eleven years since Bitcoin was founded in 2008.
The analogy comes from Vitalik Buterin, the inventor of Ethereum (ETH), who drew attention to the comparison in a Twitter post on July 3, in which he tried to explain the alliances that have formed in the crypto industry.
Buterin said Ethereum is often viewed as the “mortal enemy” of Bitcoin followers, while Tron (TRX) is spared the same scrutiny. Some believe that Tron is an Ethereum copycat; it supposedly copied and pasted part of the Ethereum code during its construction.
Buterine tweeted: “As from any serious point of view, every fault that ETH has from the point of view of the values of the BTC community, Tron has 10x more. And yet ETH is often a mortal enemy, and yet Tron is seen, at least psychologically, as a distant crazy uncle who’s cool to be a little friend with. “
Nazis, Jews and Japanese …
Buterine referred to a post Published on Slate Star Codex by the philosopher and psychologist Scott Alexander. The article discusses the in-group / out-group dynamics of different peoples during World War II.
It is argued below that, despite many shared biological, social, and cultural traits, the German Nazis chose to persecute German Jews when they were only too willing to collaborate with the culturally diverse Japanese.
The only explanation for such a partnership is a strategic alliance, the post argued.
In Buterin’s wild analogy, passionate Bitcoin followers are the German Nazis; Ethereum supporters are the German Jews, and Tron – Japan – appears to be forming a strategic alliance with Bitcoiners to defeat a common enemy. After all, Tron CEO Justin Sun has referred to Tron as the in recent years “Ethereum Killer”.
Buterine Co-founder of Bitcoin Magazine in 2011and originally planned to build Ethereum on the Bitcoin blockchain. With that in mind, one would expect some degree of correspondence between Ethereum and Bitcoin.
But unfortunately it shouldn’t be. Could it be that “Crazy Uncle” Tron is not seen as a threat to Bitcoin while Ethereum is?