- The Twitter influencer account @cardano_whale is no longer active.
- Cardano co-founder Charles Hoskinson expressed sadness at this incident.
- Community members suggested the user was bullied into silence.
The owner of the popular Twitter influencer account of the Cardano blockchain, @cardano_whale, has supposedly deactivated his Twitter handle.
The handle now returns a “not found” error upon clicking, although data from the Google archive shows the user was active two days back.
Consequently, the Cardano community has been in grief mode through the weekend, with multiple users eulogizing his absence. Many people commended how he supported the community with clarity, recalling how he shared informative content and convinced others that Cardano (ADA) was a good investment choice.
The co-founder of the Cardano network, Charles Hoskinson, also expressed sadness at the whale’s disappearance.
Where did Cardano Whale go? I’m sad now :(… pic.twitter.com/ehoC9wFgnh
— Charles Hoskinson (@IOHK_Charles) September 25, 2022
Popular Cardano YouTuber Dan Gambardello also commented:
ADA whale definitely left a splash while he was here. Whether he comes back or not, I always enjoyed my interactions with him. He was very kind.
The circumstances leading up to the user’s decision to withdraw from the Twitter community are vague, with many suggesting different factors.
Among the opinions that stood out was from user @orobor_nft, who hinted that some “degens and shitposters” bullied him, whereas others say the influencer “disliked being the center of attention.”
However, user @Catus_Maximus_ alleged that it was some of the Cardano community members who trash-talked the ADA whale for price gains.
I heard our own $ADA community members did our whale dirty, cause of the whole seal thing…
All I can say is shame on you guys, even if price is your game… no perspective!
Long-term, if anyone is gonna pump your bags, it’s gonna be ADA whale
Goodbye old friend… 🥲
— Cardanian (@Catus_Maximus_) September 25, 2022
In other news, the ADA token is the fourth largest altcoin, excluding stablecoins, with a market cap of over $15 billion. It trades at $0.439, representing a 3.5% drop in the last 24 hours.