Billy Markus, who alongside Jackson Palmer founded DOGE as a lighthearted endeavor and side project back in 2013, has expressed his perspective on how Bitcoin enthusiasts advocate for BTC on crypto Twitter. He referred to them as “the absolute worst at marketing.”
Markus provided his input on a video by BTC maximalist Robert Breedlove featuring an interview with Jason Lowery. In the interview, Lowery praised Bitcoin, characterizing it as “not merely a coin but the future of warfare,” “the future of security,” and “the future of individuals safeguarding their data.” He also casually made critical remarks about Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg, labeling them the new “god kings.”
Billy Markus ridiculed the approaches employed by Bitcoin maximalists to attract newcomers to the Bitcoin community. He quipped that their message seems to be, “Join our clearly disturbed group of insecure individuals!”
Bitcoin maximalists are recognized for their high regard towards everything outside of the BTC realm, frequently labeling all other cryptocurrencies as “s-coins.” Certain figures, notably Max Keiser, advocate for the SEC to categorize significant crypto exchanges as casinos and to classify all altcoins as securities. Strikingly, this aligns with the ongoing actions of the SEC and its chair Gary Gensler.
Markus and Palmer stand as the originators of the first-ever meme-based cryptocurrency, which essentially lampooned Bitcoin while being built upon its code and the proof-of-work consensus algorithm.
Yet, they assert that their intentions were driven by amusement. As of January of the prior year, Markus indicated that he and Palmer garnered minimal profits from DOGE. However, he acknowledged the emergence of new meme coins being designed with the explicit purpose of financial gain.
Despite this, Markus has no intentions of developing a “Dogecoin 2.0” or any fresh digital currency. As per his prior tweet, an outlandish turn of events would be necessary to motivate him to reengage with Dogecoin and actively participate in its present team.