- Dogecoin co-creator Billy Markus wants it known that he does not speak on behalf of Dogecoin.
- Markus only holds 220K DOGE, and while Twitter trolling over the project has frustrated him, he says he respects the developers who continue to work on it.
Billy Markus, co-creator of the original meme coin Dogecoin, took to Twitter to again remind his followers that he does not speak on behalf of Dogecoin.
He also revealed his precise Dogecoin holdings: 220,000 DOGE, roughly $41,800 at current prices.
In a thread posted on Sunday, Markus, who goes by Shibetoshi Nakamoto on Twitter, reiterated that he is no longer working on the Dogecoin project.
“I am not on the project,” Markus wrote. “I am a community member. I hold about 220k Doge.”
Yet another reminder:
I don’t speak for dogecoin.
I am not on the project. I am a community member. I hold about 220k doge.
I will defend those who I feel are actively making the space better. I will discourage those who I feel aren’t.
I will talk about whatever I want.
— Shibetoshi Nakamoto (@BillyM2k) December 27, 2021
Markus went on to say that he will never return to coding his creation. “Working on a crypto project is terrible,” he wrote, “as I have actually found the more you do for people, the more entitled they get and worse they treat you.”
i never will. working on a crypto project is terrible as i have actually found the more you do for people, the more entitled they get and worse they treat you.
i respect the developers a lot for volunteering to do so for all these years.
— Shibetoshi Nakamoto…