CoinDesk’s Consensus is one of the most popular cryptocurrency conferences.
Thousands of people will be in attendance at CoinDesk’s 2018 Consensus conference in May, but Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin will not be among them.
On Thursday, the 24-year-old said on Twitter he would boycott this year’s conference, and encouraged others to follow suit. He said CoinDesk, one of the most followed cryptocurrency and blockchain trade publications, is “recklessly complicit in enabling giveaway scams.” The impetus for Buterin’s tweet was a technical analysis blog post, which linked to a fraudulent website. The link has since been removed from the article.
“This article has been updated to remove a link to a fraudulent website that was misrepresenting OmiseGo in an effort scam users,” CoinDesk said in a correction note at the bottom of the article. “CoinDesk regrets the error.”