In a blunt but accurate summation of the the incident involving Craig Wright and Hodlonaut, a Twitter user who has criticized Wright and Bitcoin Cash SV (BSV), Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin has said that “Craig Wright absolutely should have a voice. But so do all of us laughing at his stupidity.”
Craig Wright absolutely should have a voice. But so do all of us laughing at his stupidity.
— Vitalik Non-giver of Ether (@VitalikButerin) November 12, 2018
Buterin has received some negative reactions for the statement, with users accusing him of legitimizing the project and Craig Wright by making the statement.
However, it should be noted that Buterin only said that Wright had a right to make an opinion, and was in no way condoning the words and actions that Wright has made.
Vitalik Buterin Receiving Flak Lately
Buterin has been received criticism from crypto enthusiasts for another reason as well. Buterin, who is one of the most respected voices in the cryptocurrency space, recently attended the Deconomy conference in Seoul, where he rapped about Ethereum along with other crypto insiders. The performance was panned by some as being a poor marketing stunt that was “cringe worthy”, though not everyone is critical of it in this manner – the performance was clearly lighthearted and oddball in the way that cryptocurrency events tends to be.
As for attending Deconomy, in which Bitcoin Cash SV proponents also participated in panel discussions, Buterin said that he wasn’t aware that BSV would be present, and was expecting a discussion on Bitcoin (BTC),
Kinda disappointed in @VitalikButerin attending and legitimizing a conf with ultrascammers, 2nd year in a row.
I’m just a nobody, but I refuse to attend scam-infested confs. Often this convinces hosts to kick scammers out. That’s what V should’ve done, not complaining on twitter https://t.co/cD1e5XgD9p
— Udi Wertheimer (@udiWertheimer) April 5, 2019