Mr. Huber has brought attention to a collection of videos in which Charles Hoskinson referred to the XRP community as conspiratorial. These remarks were made in the context of complaints about the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s treatment of Ripple and allegations of favoritism towards Ethereum.
“I’m sorry, @IOHK_Charles, but for two years you did everything you could to make the #XRPcommunity to look ridiculous and embarrass us in public,” Mr. Huber remarked, and continued, “I know you offered peace, but only to come out of nowhere and call us crazy conspiracy theorists again. No, look at you. It’s funny what can happen in a year, isn’t it?”
According to Mr. Huber, Charles Hoskinson played a role in downplaying and concealing Joseph Lubin’s corrupt practices in order to enhance clarity surrounding Cardano. However, this strategy seems to have backfired for the founder, as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has now categorized Cardano’s native token, ADA, as a security.
In response to this accusation, Hoskinson remained steadfast and asserted that the allegations of Joe Lubin bribing the SEC to target Ripple are nothing more than baseless conspiracy theories. He tweeted, “Still waiting on a single piece of evidence for the latter. If you cannot provide it, then yes, you are spreading conspiracies and slander. That’s what this has been about for two years now. And somehow you guys still fight.”
When responding to a user, Hoskinson clarified that his dismissal of the allegations had no bearing on whether Ethereum received preferential treatment from the SEC.
Unsurprisingly, Hoskinson’s remarks have faced criticism from members of the XRP community. Additionally, he accused proponents of Bitcoin Maximalism of actively influencing U.S. government agencies to “criminalize anything other than Bitcoin.”