- CoinDesk Chief Insights Columnist David Morris was ridiculed for one tweet
- Morris’ tweet received more than 200 replies criticizing him for misinformation
- The journalist later tried to pass the tweet off as simply a joke
It all started with Frank Chaparro, Director of News at The Block, an online blockchain news outlet. He tweeted, “I got the weirdest dms” while sharing a screenshot of someone messaging him to look into Cardano NFTs.
Then, more than half an hour later, David Morris, Chief Insights Columnist at CoinDesk replied with a tweet of his own.
I’ve seen the research, it’s groundbreaking, now only eight months to implement a workaround to an architectural decision made four years ago that makes minting NFTs impossible
— L. Ron Halberd 🌋 * 👽🤓👑💎 (@davidzmorris) September 11, 2021
Both journalists got tons of replies mocking them for implying that NFTs don’t work on Cardano. Morris got more than 200 replies on his Tweet explaining how wrong his statements are.
Rick McCracken, lead Stake Pool Operator at Digital Fortress made it his mission to prove Morris wrong. In a Tweet, he took a screenshot of Morris’ and Chaparro’s Tweets and minted it in as a Cardano Non-Fungible Token.
McCracken titled his NFT as “Chief Insights Columnist at Coindesk Fails Hindsight Test.” If that wasn’t enough savagery, he also wrote in the summary: “tried to look smart and failed.”
In an attempt to backpedal, Morris published another tweet and said,
To be clear, this was 100% a joke, I genuinely just assumed something as technologically simple as NFTs would OF COURSE be easily doable on Cardano.