• ETH/USD has gained over 20% since the beginning of the week.
  • Afri Shoedon had to withdraw from social media platforms due to the scandal.

ETH/USD is changing hands at $148.00, gaining 7% since this time on Monday. The second largest coin by market value has been one of the fastest growing cryptocurrencies out of top-20 since the beginning go the week with upcoming Constantinople upgrade among one of the most apparent catalysts. At this stage, ETH bulls focus on $150.00 resistance. Once it is cleared, the intraday high of $151.26 will come into view.

Scandal within the community

Meanwhile, a scandal erupted within the Ethereum community. The release manager of Parity Technologies Afri Shoedon declared that a project known as Polkadot is a clone of Serenity (или Ethereum 2.0). However, he was bombarded with hash comments and had to withdraw from some social media channels. 

"Until further notice, you can reach me via might-not-reply@5chdn.co, on Telegram using changing handles, and on Parity’s Riot/Github. I will no longer respond on Gitter, Skype, Discord, Slack, Wire, Twitter, and Reddit,” he said on Twitter.

He explained that he aimed to trigger a discussion, he did not intend to promote Polkadot, which is also developed by Parity Technologies. But those excuses did not save him from accusations of conflict of interests.

Shoedon deleted all his tweets starting from February 2019.

ETH/USD, 4-hour chart

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