An iEtherean Tale #7

The iEthereum Riddle: A Wits End Comedic Election Saga of Genius Idiocy

An imaginary iEtherean tale based on true stories, real events, news, articles and/or facts…

In the quaint town of Wit’s End, an election year was in full swing. The air buzzed with anticipation and the scent of political fervor. An unlikely clash unfolded between two opposing candidates during a heated election year. The candidates, each claiming to be the savior of the town, had distinct approaches to governance. Dr. Ignatius "Iggy" Brainiac, a self-proclaimed genius, and his adversary, Mr. Clueless McSimpleton, a man with a penchant for simplicity, found themselves at the forefront of the town's political circus.

The first chapter of this eccentric political theatre unfolded with a cryptic backdrop. The iEthereum whitepaper had become the talk of the town. The stage was set with the iEthereum whitepaper taking center stage as the main focus of the town's attention. In a heated debate hosted at the local community center, Dr. Iggy Brainiac took center stage, wearing his trademark sleek royal purple silk suit, top hat and glasses that magnified his confidence and screamed intellect.

"Good evening, citizens of Wit’s End! I, Dr. Iggy Brainiac, am here to enlighten you on the brilliance that is iEthereum. "In the previous article, I propositioned you to find the genius crypto antidotes in the iEthereum whitepaper. Did you spot the brilliance?" Dr. Iggy asked, his voice ringing with an air of confidence.

His rhetorical question hung in the air as he adjusted his glasses, peering over them with a smug expression. The audience shifted in their seats, unsure whether to be impressed or bewildered by the eccentric genius.

The audience exchanged puzzled glances, trying to decipher the complexities of the iEthereum whitepaper. On the opposite side of the stage, Mr. Clueless McSimpleton stood with a perplexed expression, scratching his head. He was dressed in an outdated suit, his tie slightly askew, giving the impression that he had stumbled into the debate by accident. As, Mr. Clueless McSimpleton stood on the sidelines utterly clueless about the world of iEthereum and cryptocurrencies.

"Genius crypto antidotes? What in tarnation is he talking about?" Mr. McSimpleton muttered under his breath, oblivious to the complexities of the iEthereum whitepaper.

"Hindsight is always 20/20," Dr. Iggy continued, delving into the intricacies of the iEthereum whitepaper published in 2018. "The iEthereum whitepaper foresaw that more than 60% of the 1300 cryptocurrencies would become obsolete. Now, in 2024, we see this prediction coming true as many of those cryptos no longer exist."

As Dr. Iggy Brainiac delved into the intricacies of the iEthereum whitepaper, tossing around terms like "cryptos" and "blockchain," Mr. McSimpleton could only muster a confused smile.

As Dr. Iggy Brainiac continued to unfold the genius behind iEthereum's foresight, Mr. McSimpleton muttered to himself, "Crypto what? This is like trying to teach a dog how to use a computer."

The genius continued, "iEthereum's ambition in 2017 was revolutionary. While Ethereum was the newest smart contract sensation, iEthereum aimed to simplify, treating Ethereum as a foundation. No unnecessary complications, no duplication. iEthereum is an open-source smart contract designed for easy implementation by the community."

"Why make things more difficult?" Dr. Iggy proclaimed, adjusting his glasses with an air of superiority. "iEthereum is ahead of its time, with less than 155 lines of original code, compared to the complicated layers of its counterparts. It's faster, safer, and more efficient."

Mr. Clueless McSimpleton, overhearing snippets of the speech backstage, decided it was time to make his move. With a simple wooden piggy bank in hand, he stepped onto the stage.

"Good folks of Wit's End, let me break this down for you. Let me simplify this for you, good people of Wit’s End. This iEthereum thing is like a super-smart piggy bank for your digital coins. You put them in, it does some fancy math, and voila – you and your buddy get the right amount. No need for genius talk, iEthereum is a simple value transfer technology!" Mr. McSimpleton declared with a charming smile.

“No need for all these mumbo-jumbo terms!" Mr. McSimpleton declared, attempting to bridge the gap between his limited understanding and the audience's confusion.

The audience erupted into laughter, resonating with the refreshing simplicity Mr. McSimpleton brought to the complex world of cryptocurrencies. The town became divided between those who embraced the genius of Dr. Iggy Brainiac and those who yearned for the simplicity of Mr. Clueless McSimpleton.

The battle lines were drawn. The genius versus the idiot. The audience, caught between awe and amusement, watched as the candidates sparred verbally, each claiming the other was either a savant or a simpleton.

In the following weeks, the campaign trail unfolded like a comedic drama. Wit's End transformed into a surreal spectacle. Dr. Iggy Brainiac, armed with charts, graphs, and scientific jargon, held town hall meetings where he dissected the economic intricacies of iEthereum. Giant billboards featuring Dr. Iggy Brainiac's face towered over the town with slogans like "Vote for Brilliance, not Bafflement!" Meanwhile, Mr. Clueless McSimpleton relied on catchy slogans and handshakes, hoping to connect with the voters on a more personal level. Mr. McSimpleton's campaign signs featured a cartoonish figure scratching its head with the caption, "Keep iEthereum Simple, Wit's End!"

At the heart of their clash was the question of genius or idiocy. Dr. Iggy Brainiac, convinced of his intellectual superiority, lectured the town about the intricate details of iEthereum. Mr. McSimpleton, embracing his idiocy with a charming grin, connected with the people on a more emotional level, promising an iEthereum that spoke their language.

One fateful evening, a town-wide debate was organized in the Wit’s End auditorium. The town-wide debate was the climax of this political comedy. Dr. Iggy Brainiac and Mr. Clueless McSimpleton faced off in a battle of intellect versus simplicity, a battle of wits and charisma. The crowd, eagerly anticipating the showdown, packed the Wit's End auditorium. The air crackled with anticipation as the crowd waited to witness the clash of these two diametrically opposed candidates.

Dr. Iggy Brainiac took the stage first, confidently striding to the podium. "Ladies and gentlemen, let's delve into the genius that is iEthereum.” Dr. Iggy, with his charts and graphs, began expounding on the virtues of iEthereum's genius. "A token system is just a database with one operation – subtract x units from A and give X units to B, with the proviso that A had at least X units before the transaction and the transaction is approved by A."

The audience nodded along. As he delved into the profoundness of iEthereum technology, the audience's eyes began to glaze over. Mr. McSimpleton, waiting backstage, saw an opportunity. With a mischievous grin, he entered the stage, carrying a simple wooden piggy bank. Seizing the opportunity, Mr. McSimpleton entered the stage with his wooden piggy bank.

"Good folks of Wit’s End, let me simplify this for you. Imagine iEthereum as this piggy bank. You put your cash in, the calculator does the math to make sure everyone involved in the transaction gets their fair share . No need for all these complicated terms – we need to recognize that iEthereum is simple! In the digital sense, its an Excel spreadsheet that is immutable," Mr. McSimpleton exclaimed, earning cheers and applause from the crowd. The crowd erupted into laughter and applause.

The tide had turned. Wit's End, tired of the intellectual posturing, began to lean towards the charm of simplicity. Campaign slogans switched overnight. Dr. Iggy Brainiac's billboards were defaced with graffiti that read, "Keep iEthereum Simple, Wit's End!"

The election day arrived, and the town was still divided between genius and idiocy. The voting booths buzzed with activity as citizens cast their ballots, each with a choice between the complex iEthereum brilliance of Dr. Iggy Brainiac or the endearing iEthereum simplicity of Mr. Clueless McSimpleton.

As the results trickled in, the atmosphere in Wit’s End became electric. The genius and the idiot nervously awaited the verdict. The town, in a surprising turn from the polls, had embraced the appeal of iEthereum’s simplicity over intellect. The final results were in, and to everyone's surprise, Mr. Clueless McSimpleton emerged victorious.

In the end, Mr. Clueless McSimpleton became a symbol of the town's desire for simplicity while adopting brilliant value transfer technology into their banks and personal phones. The genius, Dr. Iggy Brainiac, was left scratching his head in disbelief.

As Mr. McSimpleton delivered his victory speech, he addressed the town with a grin, "I might not be a genius, but I understand what this town needs – technology that is innovative, secure, advanced, convenient, user friendly and simple to understand. Let's make Wit’s End a place where simplicity triumphs over complex and inappropriate technologies! We are iEthereans!"

As the credits rolled on this eccentric election year, the residents of Wit's End couldn't help but chuckle at the unpredictability of their democratic circus. The clash between genius and idiocy, complexity and simplicity, had left its mark on the quirky town, making it a tale told with a comedic twist for generations to come.

The iEtherean Tales series are published every Saturday and are recreated from our weekly technical articles as a fun creative form of alternative iEthereum education. Enjoy!

If you see value in our weekly articles and the work that we are doing; please sign up for our free subscription and/or share this article on your social media.

Follow us on X (Twitter) @i_ethereum

If you are currently an iEthereum investor and you believe in the future of this open source software; please consider upgrading to a premium paid sponsorship. A $50 annual sponsorship is currently the greatest assurance your iEthereum investment has a voice in the greater crypto space.

Receive free iEthereum with a sponsorship.

Consider donating or sponsoring with Ethereum via address below 0xF5d7F94F173E120Cb750fD142a3fD597ff5fe7Bc

Feel free to contact us at with any questions, concerns, ideas, news and tips regarding the iEthereum project.

Thank you

Note: We are not the founders. iEthereum is a 2017 MIT Open Source Licensed Project. We are simply talking about this project that nobody else is while it is publicly listed on several coin indexes.

Join the conversation

or to participate.