In an unusual turn of events, Peter McCormack, a renowned storyteller, commentator, and host of the popular web3 and crypto podcast “What Bitcoin Did,” reported receiving a bag of feces in the mail.
The incident was brought to light through a tweet by Eric Wall, a Swedish researcher and investor known for his work in the crypto space.
McCormack’s tweet, quoted by Wall, revealed that the package was accompanied by a note accusing both McCormack and Wall of being scammers and was signed “Pulsechain.”
The sender’s identity remains unknown, but the note’s content has led to speculation that the act may have been committed by a disgruntled fan of PulseChain, a fork of the Ethereum blockchain aiming to offer cheaper fees, higher throughput, and fee burning.
A clear insult
Eric Wall, known for founding the Simp DAO, is a former advisor of the Human Rights Foundation on Cryptocurrencies and Privacy. He previously served as the chief investment officer at a Scandinavian cryptocurrency hedge fund, Arcane Assets.
Wall’s tweet humorously suggested that McCormack had “finally received [his] pulsechain airdrop.”
The incident has raised eyebrows in the crypto community, with many questioning the motivations behind such an act. McCormack’s tweet included a call to Richard Heart, presumably the founder or a significant figure within the PulseChain community, to “get control of [his] people.”
The tweet also referenced a podcast episode, hinting that the first 35 minutes might provide insight into what might have provoked such a response. The podcast, titled “Bitcoin’s Wall’d Garden with Eric Wall,” is available on McCormack’s platform, “What Bitcoin Did.”
A recent episode of McCormack’s What Bitcoin Did episode with Eric Wall could potentially shed light on the motivations behind the unpleasant package sent to McCormack. In the episode, McCormack and Wall engage in a critical discussion about Richard Heart’s Hex cryptocurrency and the PulseChain community.
Wall likens the operation of Hex to a cult, referencing “The 48 Laws of Power” to support his argument. He suggests that Heart has incorporated elements from the book into his management of Hex, including demanding sacrifices from the community.
The critical tone of the podcast, particularly towards Heart and the Hex community, may have provoked a negative reaction from a fan of PulseChain or potentially even people directly involved with the project.