“There is huge Turkish community around crypto,” say Turks to Vitalik Buterin
Ethereum co-founder, Vitalik Buterin, who is quite active on the social media, often debating and communicating with the community members recently asked if there’s a large crypto community in Turkey. Buterin’s curiosity came from some of the tweets he received in Turkish and not in English.
Buterin tweeted asking, “I’ve been noticing a lot of replies in Turkish in my mentions lately. Can someone explain, is something particular going on, or do we have a large community in Turkey that I have not yet interacted with?”
One of the users were quick to respond regarding the same and enlightened him that there is a Turkish crypto community who are not just “holders” of cryptos but also “builders”.
The Twitter user stated, “Yes, there is huge turkish community around crypto and not only hodlers but also builders Vitalik. I’m pleased to see that you interacted with our community.” The user also revealed about their successful hosting of Emin Gün Sirer, a Cornell professor and also noted that there’s a ton of newbies in the Turkish crypto community.
Emin Gün Sirer also commented stating that over the 9 months, the economic situation in “Turkey+demographics+natural course of viral spread created a lot of crypto enthusiasts.” He added, “I don’t believe there’s a strong ideology that dominates. Crypto community in Turkey draws on a large base, across a wide spectrum.” He further informed that there is “Turkish crypto community” also in Europe and elsewhere.
The growing interest of Turks in crypto was spotted by Binance as well. The cryptocurrency exchange, in fact, recently concluded a meeting with the Turks and aims to make Turkey as one of their top five markets.
In other news, Vitalik Buterin, in a recent interview shared the hard lessons he learnt in the first five years of Ethereum. During the interview with Breaker, Vitalik Buterin shared how he learnt that it’s good to have a dialogue but it can’t solve everything. He started off by stating that a lot of people were nice to him and he always thought they are being nice to him because they’re nice people
“One of the mistakes I made as a leader at that time is, actually, the same mistake I noticed Donald Trump making a while ago. If you remember the time when he was really in favour of blowing up Obamacare, and then Barack came over the White House, they talked for one and a half hours, and then right after that, Trump said, ‘Oh, my God, I never believed healthcare could be so complicated.’”
Vitalik Buterin added, “But then, of course, after that he wasn’t particularly [in favor of] trying to stop blowing up Obamacare. The trait that I think about here is: agreeing with the last person you talked to.”
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