- Matt Hamilton accuses Watcher Guru of twisting his words.
- Watcher Guru has tweeted that Hamilton predicted XRP would hit $100.
- Hamilton says, “I literally stated I do not make price predictions.”
Former Ripple Developer Matt Hamilton has accused Watcher Guru, the crypto news outlet, of twisting his words. “No,” he says in the retaliatory post, “I literally stated I do not make price predictions in the very tweet they are talking about.”
Hamilton also points to the fact that Watcher Guru does not link to the tweet in which he makes this statement, as then people would see that he didn’t make the price prediction as reported.
The crypto leader claims Watcher Guru twisted his words when they wrote “Ex-Ripple Developer Matt Hamilton predicts $XRP will hit $100 “at some point.”
No. I literally stated I do not make price predictions in the very tweet they are talking about. Of course they don’t link to that tweet, as then people would see that I didn’t make a price prediction.https://t.co/m3Mk0Kv67M
— Matt Hamilton (@HammerToe) June 5, 2022
In the initial conversation that Matt Hamilton was a part of, a few Twitter users were engaged in a heated argument about the legitimacy of XRP. One user called another a scammer for promoting XRP. “XRP is literally a worthless entry on a centralized database,” said one of the confrontational accounts. This is when Matt Hamilton joined the conversation.
“What makes you think the XRP Ledger is a centralized database? You know how blockchains work, right? I don’t make price predictions. But I don’t see why XRP couldn’t hit $100 at some point. Just [a] question of time. If you said in 2009 that Bitcoin would hit $60k, you’d be laughed,” read Hamilton’s reply.
However, Watcher Guru isn’t the only media outlet that leaped at the chance to make a headline. Several other news agencies and private blogs ran with similar clickbait headlines as well. Notably, even following Hamilton’s response tweet, Watcher Guru has neither responded nor taken down the inflammatory tweet.
Matt Hamilton is currently Director of Developer Relations at Bittensor and was Ripple’s Director of Developer Relations from February 2021 and September 2021.