Slate spreads FUD about Monero
The Bitcoin Competitor Beloved by the Alt-Right and Criminals3
The freelance journalist does his best to paint Monero as a coin that’s exclusively used by extremists, criminals and racists.
His skillful use of sensitive keywords, crafted to trigger people, seems to align perfectly with Slate’s slogan: Sticky, Provocative, Generative.
There’s no doubt that FUD sells, but it doesn’t even come close to any reasonable definition of journalism that I could find.
A rather big grain of salt comes to mind. As long as this type of stuff doesn’t divide us as a community, Monero will survive.
Not shifting the focus from research and development looks like a solid plan:
Unfortunately, the task of tracing will be made harder by the recent announcement of atomic swaps between Monero and Bitcoin [..]
Fortunately, all of this can be interpreted as free advertising.