8/21/2022 | Benzinga
Meme-Coin Civil War? One Dogecoin Co-Founder Says He Has Been Blocked By The Other On Twitter
Dogecoin DOGE/USD co-creator Jackson Palmer has said that fellow meme coin co-creator Billy Markus has blocked him on Twitter.
What Happened: Palmer said “lol” in response to being blocked by Markus on Twitter.
Other users who’ve been allegedly blocked by Markus on Twitter responded to Palmer by sharing their own screenshots of the Twitter block screen.
Twitter handle “Chebukati” said that Markus blocked him when he wondered if he was “protective” of Tesla Inc TSLA CEO and DOGE-bull Elon Musk.
Benzinga reached out to Markus, but as of press time, there was no response from the Dogecoin co-creator.
Why It Matters: Some Twitter users commented that Palmer could have been blocked by Markus due to an “Autoblock.”
Autoblock is a Twitter safety feature that is supposed to detect and block "potentially harmful language or repetitive, unwelcome interactions."
Palmer has been critical of cryptocurrencies in general. He said in June that the crypto industry is “a hammer in search of a nail.”
He said at the time, “Crypto acts as an enabler of many groups of scams by providing an unregulated, harder to control system for scammers to perpetuate their scams.”
Palmer has also exchanged sharp words on Twitter with DOGE-supporter Musk. The latter claimed that Musk did not “understand coding as well as he made out.” Musk, in turn, said his 12-year-old kids wrote “better code.”
Notably, Musk and Markus follow each other on Twitter and generally have been observed to share a good rapport.
Price Action: At press time, over 24 hours, DOGE traded 0.9% lower at $0.07, according to data from Benzinga Pro.