An article published on Huffingpost seems to suggest that Ethereum Classic is a scam, and its moral backers (read Barry Silbert) must be prosecuted under the US laws for promoting it.
Penned by David Seaman, the follow-up article blames Silbert for promoting a pump-and-dump scheme, while referring to a series of tweets where the Bitcoin entrepreneur can be found inciting traders to purchase Ethereum Classic tokens (ETC). It even goes on seeking an enquiry against Silbert by none other than US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
It is to note that Silbert has already undergone an SEC enquiry over the promotion of “BIT-Shares”, the shares issued by his company Bitcoin Investment Trust. The Huffingpost author doesn’t shy away from mentioning it one of his previous articles against Silbert.
The author, however, resorts to defame Ethereum Classic in order to validate his opinions. In his views, those who didn’t support Ethereum have started supporting Ethereum Classic, a version that is neither popular nor adequately backed like its twin. While the search for an ulterior motive continues, the parallels drawn between the promotion of BIT’s shares and Ethereum Classic is like comparing apples to oranges. BIT’s shares are derivatives whose value is connected to the value of another