For a long time, the Blockchain has been built from the work of thousands of members of the crypto community around the world. Having free code and collaborative work as the pillars of blockchains. Despite which, Craig Wright, the self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto, has been bragging about all the Blockchain patents he owns. Which has led Vitalik Buterin to attack Wright, in our Tweet of the day:
Vitalik Buterin vs. Wright
One of the great advantages of the crypto community is that most of the softwares developed in recent years are open source. So the new Blockchain developers are able to take the witness of those who preceded them.
Since they can use the code created by people like Vitalik Buterin, as a base and improving it, literally standing on the shoulders of giants to create and enrich the crypto world.
However, it seems that not everyone shares this philosophy, since the Bitcoin SV promoter and self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto, Craig Wright, would have started a massive campaign to patent products from his company, nChain, in Blockchain technology. Boasting of having already sent more than 800 patent applications, having between 50 and 100 approved.
A situation that has gone awry in broad sectors of the crypto community, including the founder of Ethereum. Well, they consider that actions like those of Craig Wright, weaken rather than strengthen cryptocurrencies. Reason why Vitalik Buterin attacks Wright through his Twitter account:
“If you are bragging about how many ‘Blockchain patents’ your country / company / organization owns, you don’t understand blockchains.”
With these words, Vitalik Buterin lays the foundation for an inevitable debate within the crypto world. Well, situations like those of Craig Wright will probably repeat themselves in the coming years, as Blockchain becomes popular, and companies and governments struggle to control the market.
Therefore, Vitalik Buterin not only attacks Wright with his tweet, but raises at the highest levels of the crypto world a debate that will define the future of Blockchain in the years to come.