Solana’s network may be smashed by outages and safety ratings, but words will never harm it. It also has a good sense of humor. After Jack Dorsey misspelled the cryptocurrency’s name in a Twitter chat, the Layer-1 blockchain has humorously renamed itself, Solano.
Dorsey, a well-known Bitcoin maximalist, has consistently dismissed all other cryptocurrencies and chains as inferior and unreliable.
On Friday, the Twitter co-founder unveiled Block subsidiary TBD’s ambition to construct Web5, an “extra decentralized” platform built on top of the Bitcoin blockchain to address Web3’s shortcomings in securing users’ privacy and personal data, according to Dorsey.
Web3 is a shorthand term for the internet’s next generation, which is based on blockchains.
Dorsey points out single-point failures of Ethereum and Solana
Dorsey particularly mentioned Web3’s existing reliance on blockchains with single points of failure, such as Ethereum and Solana, when expressing the necessity for a so-called “Web5”. However, he spelled Solana incorrectly as “Solano.”
Solana couldn’t pass up the chance to make the call-out a viral moment. It altered its Twitter display name to Solano shortly after Dorsey’s remark on Friday. Crypto Twitter instantly embraced the chain’s embrace of Dorsey’s diss, with many now referring to it as “Solano” to keep the joke going.
Anatoly Yakovenko, a co-founder of SOL, is notorious for not holding back when speaking in favor of the company. The blockchain is still referred to by its former name on SOL’s website, but it will be interesting to watch how long Solana keeps the name change on Twitter.