Vitalik Buterin openly calls Craig Wright a fraud


In a surprising move at the Deconomy conference that took place recently, the founder of Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin openly calls Craig Wright a fraud. This is not the first time that these two people have a conflict between them. Deconomy is a global forum that develops the concept of distributed economy.

6 April, AtoZForex – Craig Wright is most commonly known for claiming to be Satoshi Nakamoto. However, he has never managed to show any proof of him being Satoshi. Not just this, but upon searching a bit more into Craig Wright, he has a history riddled with false claims and allegations against him. To say the least, he is a very controversial figure in the crypto world.

Vitalik Buterin openly calls Craig Wright a fraud

At the same time that the panel discussion was taking place at the conference, Vitalik was also posting on his Twitter account a series of commentary tweets. While his tweets were quite neutral, it seemed that he was not liking Craig Wright. Below are some of the tweets from Buterin about Wright:

 

This story did not end here. Craig was quick to post some responses about Vitalik on his own Twitter.

https://twitter.com/ProfFaustus/status/981133497791205376

https://twitter.com/ProfFaustus/status/981152244195254273

Vitalik’s Commentary

The topic that the panel was discussing at the time was mainly about the scalability of bitcoin, and whether bitcoin cash is better or not. Bitcoin cash aims to solve the scalability issue by raising the block sizes. Here are some other tweets that were interesting by Vitalik:

In the meantime, Vitalik’s supporters were recording the whole interaction and uploaded the videos as soon as they could. Some of them were also applauding Vitalik for his response to Craig. You can see one of the recordings below.



What Vitalik is saying is: “Given that makes so many non-sequiturs at this stage, why is this fraud allowed to speak at this conference?”

Summing up…

It seems that Vitalik feels like the crypto community needs to rid itself of people like Craig Wright. Craig Wright’s arguments at Deconomy did not make much sense in many cases, nor were accurately describing the mathematics behind bitcoin. He has yet to prove to the world that he is Satoshi Nakamoto as he has claimed to be in the past.

Think we missed something? Let us know in the comments section below.

    Share Your Opinion, Write a Comment