The CEO of Three Arrows Capital backtracks on Ethereum abandonment comments

Zhu Su, the chief executive officer as well as creator of hedge fund 3 Arrows Capital (3AC), tweeted that he has “deserted Ethereum despite sustaining it in the past” prior to making a U-turn on the declaration.

In the Sunday thread, Su claimed that Ethereum society “experiences massively from the Founders’ Issue” which “everyone is already far as well rich to keep in mind what they originally set out to do.”


Yes, I have abandoned Ethereum despite supporting it in the past.

Yes, Ethereum has abandoned its users despite supporting them in the past.

The idea of sitting around jerking off watching the burn and concocting purity tests, while zero newcomers can afford the chain, is gross.

— Zhu Su (@zhusu) November 21, 2021


He has since backtracked on the statement, although the initial tweet had not been eliminated at the time of writing. In a follow-up tweet concerning five hours later, he got in touch with his followers to “work toward the very same goal,” claiming “I love Ethereum and what it stands for.”

In yet one more tweet concerning 7 few hours after uploading the follow-up, Su apologized as well as cleared up that he intended to “soften” his initial statement, which was composed in the “heat of the moment” which “abandon is the incorrect word.”


Want to soften this and say abandon is the wrong word. Was heat of the moment. I’m sorry.

There are great teams working on scaling Eth on L2.

Would’ve preferred to see eth1x roadmap. Also would’ve preferred focusing on users rather than holders welfare in upgrades.

— Zhu Su (@zhusu) November 21, 2021


” There are excellent groups working with scaling Eth on L2. Would’ve preferred to see eth1x roadmap. Additionally would’ve chosen to concentrate on users instead of owners’ well-being in upgrades,” he composed.


“I don’t know what the solution is. But I do know for the millions of new users coming, they should not be shamed for going to other ecosystems. Neither should devs be shamed for building on them.”


Layer-two solutions were designed to help scale Ethereum as well as solve the network’s high charges by handling purchases off the mainnet, or layer one.

In early November, 3 Arrows Capital was announced as a financier in Blizzard, a fund to advertise the advancement of Ethereum competitor, Avalanche.

Complying with the preliminary tweet, Avalanche’s indigenous cryptocurrency, AVAX, pushed out Dogecoin (DOGE) from its spot as the 10th-largest crypto by market capitalization, getting to a market cap of $30.32 billion. It has actually considering that dropped back down to $29.3 billion.

Su tweeted a chart of AVAX’s development captioned “leading 10” 3 hrs prior to publishing the apology as well as retraction of his initial statement.

The outburst appears to be in feedback to Synthetix developer Kain Warwick, that called out individuals that have actually “marketed out in quest of revenue maximization” in a Saturday tweet.

” Remember this when they all coming flooding back right into the Ethereum environment as soon as L2 scaling becomes inevitable,” Kain wrote.


Man, this little tantrum makes all those ratios yesterday from Su and his shill army worth it. At least now the Ethereum community knows what he really thinks. Glad I was able to flush the wolf out of its sheep clothing.

— kain.eth (@kaiynne) November 21, 2021


Su also called for Ethereans to keep in mind decentralized money’s first objective “to bank the unbanked,” reminding them that in the past, Bitcoin (BTC) was slammed for its $0.05 deal charges.

In 2014, Ethereum co-creator Vitalik Buterin claimed of Bitcoin: “The ‘Net of Cash’ ought to not set you back $0.05 per transaction. It’s kind of unreasonable.” Existing Ethereum gas fees are around 0.012 Ether (ETH), or $50 per purchase.

Derivatives exchange dYdX creator Antonio Juliano contributed to the conversation, claiming that although Su’s tweet was “much harsher” than he would certainly have liked, he “rather directionally concur [s]”.


“Ethereum has not executed over the past few years. I can’t think of a single 10x useful improvement Ethereum has made in the past *4 years*.” 


Ethereum method developer Tim Beiko responded to among Su’s tweets, acknowledging problems regarding high gas costs and also a lower amount of fostering than anticipated.

“Plenty of wise individuals dealing with Ethereum understand this and also investing their time trying to fix it,” he stated.



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