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What SingularityNET CEO Has to Say on the Fuss about Charles Hoskinson’s Education History

Ben Goertzel, the CEO of SingularityNET, has aired his opinion regarding the fuss in relation to the education history of Charles Hoskinson, the creator of Cardano (ADA).

Recall that Hoskinson’s education history became a trending topic on Crypto Twitter yesterday, after a crypto-journalist, Laura Shin claimed that the CEO of Input Output Global (IOG) did not enroll for Ph.D. let alone drop out of university as claimed.

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Laura Chin tweeted, “Hi Charles, speaking of fiction, do you want to address the discrepancies between your claims of dropping out of a PhD program and the schools’ assertions that you were enrolled as an undergrad?”

Ben Goertzel says it’s A Silly Thing to Discuss

As recently shared on Twitter by Marco Lelouche, a supposed Cardano (ADA) investor, SingularityNET CEO Ben Goertzel tagged the discussion about Hoskinson’s education history as silly.

Goertzel said although he didn’t know Hoskinson when he was in school, he understood he was attending graduate-level classes on number theory and considering working toward a Ph.D. before changing his mind.

Ben Goertzel noted:

“This is a silly thing to be discussing, and I didn’t know Charles when he was in school, but my understanding is he was attending graduate-level classes on number theory and considering working toward a PhD in that area and then got digressed into working on crypto instead. (Number theory ofc is the branch of math underlying the cryptography part of blockchain networks – blockchain math/CS is basically cryptography + distributed processing).

“What precisely was Charles’ enrollment status at university when he was attending this or that particular class seems not super interesting and I have no knowledge of that.”

On a personal note, SingularityNET CEO said Hoskinson is way better than many Ph.D. holders in terms of understanding the Math and Computer Science (CS) that are related to blockchain technology:

“I will say that from personal technical conversations w/Charles he is way above the level of most PhDs at understanding the math and CS underlying blockchains. Which should not surprise anyone. He also more than holds his own as regards math/CS in automated theorem proving and a bunch of other areas… (which also is generally obvious I suppose…)… I have not read the book on Ethereum’s history that seems to have prompted this silly discussion though…”


Meanwhile, some of those who weighed in termed the allegation as a misconception, while many see it as a direct attack on the crypto project Cardano (ADA).

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