Charles Hoskinson: Shillers “Aren’t Giving Cardano Fair Representation”

Charles Hoskinson reacted to Ran Neuner’s Livestream with statements that the YouTuber was not giving Cardano “fair representation” due to “biased sources.”

Founder of Cardano Charles Hoskinson burning head angry.
  • Ran Neuner from Crypto Banter commented that developer activity on the Cardano blockchain is “not where it needs to be.” He based his conclusions on the 2022 Electric Capital Developer Report.
  • Cardano (ADA) founder Charles Hoskinson reacted to the Livestream with statements that the YouTuber was not giving Cardano “fair representation” due to “biased sources.”
  • Cardano remains eighth among cryptos by market capitalization.

During a Crypto Banter Livestream on January 18th, 2023, Ran “CryptoManRan” Neuner commented that developer activity is the most important metric to consider when analyzing the value of a blockchain. 

Neuner shared associated data from the 2022 Electric Capital Developer Report to conclude “which Layer 1 is going to win the Layer 1 race.”


Neuner described the Cardano developer community as “not where it needs to be.” He further stated that, based on the metrics from the Electric Capital report, he would not be “buying any more Cardano.”

The Cardano Community Member Has Its Say

The Crypto Banter Livestream sparked a strong reaction from the Cardano community. Most notably, the Developer Report, Neuner’s point of reference for his initial video, was lambasted. It was condemned as “biased” and “a VC report that lies about dev activity, especially on Cardano” by community member Chris O.

 A Classic Hoskinson Response

In response to the Crypto Banter Livestream video, Cardano (ADA) and IOG founder Charles Hoskinson tweeted:

“YouTubers that shilled Solana and Luna aren't given Cardano a fair representation and using biased sources!?”

Hoskinson is active on Twitter, where the Cardano and IOG founder does not refrain from publicly voicing his reactions. He is also known for participating in controversial topics and discussions

Will Cardano Draw the Spotlight?

On December 29th, 2022, Cardano (ADA) was ranked first in developer activity on Santiment, a crypto analytics platform. It surpassed “Ethereum (ETH) and other blockchain protocols in submissions on GitHub.”


Hoskinson released a new weekly video on January 19th, 2023, before he tweeted the aforementioned response to the Crypto Banter Livestream. In the video, he disclosed that Cardano has been working on “a huge amount of DeFi” and a future upgrade to RealFi. This would entail DeFi with the addition of “standards and certification, identity, metadata, governance, and regulation.”

On January 18th, 2023, it was unveiled at the World Economic Forum in Davos that the world’s first automotive project would be launched on the Cardano blockchain. 

On the Flipside

  • Despite community outrage, ADA is still down 89% from its all-time high of $2.95, at $0.33 at the time of writing.
  • Even amidst negative sentiment, Cardano announced innovations. These took the form of the eTukTuk launch announced at Davos, and DeFi developments revealed in Hoskinson’s video.  

Why You Should Care

Charles Hoskinson is an advocate for the broader crypto community. He insists that he works to push the industry as a whole forward beyond his interests.

Read more about how Cardano is demanding a spotlight:
Cardano (ADA) Demands the Spotlight as it Rallies 22% to Flip DOGE

Read more about how ADA overtook ETH in development activity in 2022:
Cardano (ADA) Overtakes Ethereum (ETH) as Protocol with Most Development Activity in 2022

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Monique Brelage

Monique Brelage is a South African cryptocurrency news reporter at DailyCoin focused on the Cardano (ADA) and Solana (SOL) ecosystems. She aims to convert complex topics into digestible and engaging news pieces for readers of all knowledge levels.   Before her journey with DailyCoin, Monique has immersed herself in the realm of NFTs and Web 3.0 since 2019. Her experience in multiple industries enables her to conduct critical analyses and convert it into her writing. She acknowledges the profound impact decentralization, Web 3.0 technology, and everything beyond will have on the future.   Monique completed a Bachelor of Communication from NWU in 2020. Her background in media studies, creative writing, and philosophy helped shape her method of news curation, thereby ensuring a broader perspective to help readers remain critical of what they see. Monique's articulation, writing quality, and work ethic are professional qualities she takes pride in.   Monique lives on a farm in South Africa with her partner and cat. She works on her NFT and tattoo art in her free time, and enjoys the natural world around her. She likes reading material that broadens her perspective, indie music, and video games to blow off some steam.